Celebration of Life

Dr. Margaret-Ann Armour during her Convocation address, holding aloft a large smoking beaker.

Celebration of Margaret-Ann Armour

Margaret-Ann Armour died peacefully and gracefully at the Cross Cancer Institute at dawn May 25, 2019 surrounded by a few of the many friends who have become family to her. Tributes have poured in since, testifying to the legacy left by her inspirational mentorship and infectious passion for "doing science as if people matter."

Margaret-Ann’s story lives on in the many individuals, institutions, and networks shaped by her kindness, integrity, and commitment to equity and inclusiveness. Her dedication to wider community shone through in the leadership she nurtured within various organizations she was a part of. The students of Edmonton’s Dr. Margaret-Ann Armour School will be among the many who dearly miss her perceptive questions, playful scientific demonstrations, and heartfelt hugs.

Thank you, Margaret-Ann, you have left your mark in our lives and we are better for it.

A Celebration of Margaret-Ann’s Life will be held on Wednesday, June 12 at the Dr. Margaret-Ann Armour School at 7:00 p.m.

The celebration will be live streamed. To accommodate overflow and for those who are unable to travel to the school, a satellite event will be held in room L2-200 of the Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science (CCIS) on the U of A's North Campus.

Date & Time

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Doors Open: 6:00 p.m.
Program: 7:00 p.m.


Dr. Margaret-Ann Armour School
3815 Allan Dr SW, Edmonton

Satellite Event

Room L2-200 CCIS
U of A North Campus, Edmonton


No RSVP is needed to attend the celebration at the school. If you plan to join the satellite event on the U of A campus, please RVSP below.

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Live stream

Click the button below to watch the live stream. The recording will be kept for posterity and will be posted to the Faculty of Science YouTube channel following the celebration.

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Dr. Margaret-Ann Armour School parking:

As the school is located in a residential neighbourhood with limited parking, please plan to carpool, arrive early, and walk a few blocks.

Parking is free at the school, and attendants will be in place at all lots to assist and direct guests. Street parking is also available nearby in the Ambleside neighbourhood.

University of Alberta parking:

The St. Stephen’s College parking lot (88 Ave - 112 Street) will be available free of charge from 5 p.m. onwards. Windsor Parkade is the closest to the event and will cost $5.50 for the evening. Lot E is not recommended as parking rates are significantly higher. Other parking lots are available nearby.

Gifts in Memory of Margaret-Ann

In memoriam donations may be made to any of the following:


Condolences, stories, and photos can be shared on Margaret-Ann's digital guestbook.

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Margaret-Ann's Legacy

Read some of the stories detailing Margaret-Ann's powerful impact in the Faculty of Science: