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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

Pay to Play: Recorded Music at Public Events
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Pay to Play: Recorded Music at Public Events
Image courtesy of DevianArtHolding a dance party can be a great idea for a fundraiser.  However, if you’re planning to play recorded music at your public event, you may have to consider some copyright issues first.Continue Reading
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In Memoriam: Jim Corrigan
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The University of Alberta banner is flying at half-mast in remembrance of Jim Corrigan, Curator of the University of Alberta Art Collection. His obituary can be found here.Continue Reading
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Signature Areas Campus Forum Livestream
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Missed the March 23rd campus forum on Signature Areas? Watch it here.Continue Reading
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All-In With Gitta Kuczycki
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Gitta Kuczycki likes to lay her cards on the table, which is a strategy that has served her well in a career that’s included stops in health-care, tech, and higher education. As our new Vice-President (Finance and Administration), she’s set to go all-in when it comes to knowing her team and addre...
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Community Congrats! March 23, 2017
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Pandas Hockey, 2017 U SPORTS ChampionsThis week, the University of Alberta is celebrating a National Championship for Pandas Hockey, the Herb Link Memorial Award recipient, a literary prize finalist, and more! So, congrats to the following:Continue Reading
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Response to 2017 Federal Budget
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Today’s 2017 federal budget reaffirms the Government of Canada’s investment in Canadian research, innovation, and skills development. In Budget 2016, we saw $95 million increase to Canada’s granting councils, and with today’s commitment to maintain those investments, the government has demonstrat...
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Consider This: The Engineers Who Built Everything are Retiring
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Seniors now outnumber children in Canada. That’s an engineering problem.Continue Reading
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Consider This: Let's Make Decisions Together
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I never really intended to get involved in university governance. Like a lot of faculty, I kind of fell into administrative work early in my career; I served on a few committees in my department because they dealt with things that mattered to me. Then I got involved in some faculty-level committe...
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Announcement: Dean of Nursing
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I am pleased to announce the next Dean of the Faculty of Nursing, effective July 1, 2017. On Friday, March 17, the Board of Governors approved the appointment of Dr. Greta Cummings for a five year term. Dr. Cummings joined the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta 13 years ago, becoming...
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Closure of University of Alberta Museums Galleries at Enterprise Square
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University of Alberta Museums Galleries at Enterprise Square is closing at the end of March. The final exhibit at Enterprise Square, International Print Exhibition: Canada and Japan, runs until March 25.Continue Reading
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