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The Quad is where the U of A community meets online. As the University of Alberta’s official faculty and staff blog, The Quad is a digital space where the U of A community can meet and both find and contribute to a constellation of community news, information, and opinion.

Recent Blog Posts

Have You Met… Kirstyn Blomquist?
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Have You Met… Kirstyn Blomquist?
Have you met Kirstyn, Student Recruiter with the Alberta School of Business? Spend the next two minutes getting to know her a little better.Continue Reading
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The Garneau Tree
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The Garneau Tree
Near the far northeast corner of North Campus sits the Garneau Tree. One of the oldest in Edmonton, the tree has become a natural monument to a founding family of one of the University of Alberta’s closest neighbouring communities. Now that the Manitoba maple, planted by Laurent and Eleanor Garne...
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Why Do We Have Community Gardens on Campus?
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Why Do We Have Community Gardens on Campus?
Community gardens are cropping up in cities across the world. Researchers across the academy have been watching this phenomenon closely, and many studies have noted a number of benefits of community gardens, including enhanced personal health among participants, community-building, support for gr...
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Tips for Viewing the Eclipse on Campus
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Tips for Viewing the Eclipse on Campus
If you want to know how to watch an eclipse, then Sharon Morsink is the person to talk to! But because she’ll be viewing the eclipse from a spot in the United States to experience a total eclipse (we’ll be seeing a partial one here in Alberta), she shared her tips with us a little early.So, if yo...
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Save the Date for the U of A’s Canada 150 Community Celebration!
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Discussions of Canada, our history, our present reality, and the possibilities of our still unwritten future have been popular in 2017, and this September, you are invited to keep the conversation and the celebrations of our nation going at the U of A’s Canada 150 Community Celebration.Continue R...
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My Move-In Story
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It’s hard to believe we are only 18 days away from “Move In Day 2017,” as those of us in Residence Services prepare to welcome almost 5,000 students to campus—marking the beginning (or continuation) of their journey at the University of Alberta. Our offices have been abuzz with excitement, as we ...
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Call for... Move In 2017 Volunteers
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On Monday August 28, Residence Services will be welcoming students from across the world to live on campus—marking the beginning (or continuation) of their journey at the University of Alberta.Continue Reading
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Community Congrats! August 9, 2017
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This week, the University of Alberta is celebrating a Career Achievement Award and an Order of Canada appointee! So, congratulations to the following:Continue Reading
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Linda Cameron Ends a Chapter
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Some time ago, University of Alberta Press Director Linda Cameron announced her plans to retire at the end of August 2017, and despite her objections to a big celebratory party, her colleagues organized a reception.Continue Reading
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After Falling Walls
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Back in 2015, Lian Willetts was named one of the top two young international researchers striving to solve a global  problem at the Falling Walls Lab in Berlin, Germany. It's now two years later and her contributions to the Lewis Lab in the Department of Oncology is making the transition from...
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