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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

It’s Time to Contribute to The Conversation
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It’s Time to Contribute to The Conversation
Translation – it’s an academic necessity. Whether it involves turning data points into theories, making course material accessible to undergrads, or ensuring that ideas have been expressed in a way that enables peer review, translating your work for a given audience is a daily reality. And today,...
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Next Dean of Native Studies Announced
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Next Dean of Native Studies Announced
I am pleased to announce that at its June 23 meeting the Board of Governors approved the appointment of the next dean of the Faculty of Native Studies. Dr. Chris Andersen has been appointed for a five year term, effective July 1, 2017. Currently serving as interim dean of the faculty, Dr. Anderse...
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Calls For... Photographs of Safety and Risk
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Calls For... Photographs of Safety and Risk
Courtesy of the Public Domain ArchiveAre you a faculty or staff member whose responsibilities include environment, health and safety?Continue Reading
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8 Stories From The World of Higher Ed
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The worst sentence ever, dealing with temp academic positions, and more are included in this latest collection of PSE stories from around the web.Continue Reading
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Have You Met... Suzanne Butler?
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Have You Met... Suzanne Butler?
Have you met Suzanne, the Transition Year Program Coordinator at the Aboriginal Student Services Centre? Spend the next 2 minutes getting to know her a little better.Continue Reading
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In Photos: National Aboriginal Day on Augustana Campus
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In Photos: National Aboriginal Day on Augustana Campus
On June 21, the University of Alberta’s Augustana campus played host to the city of Camrose’s National Aboriginal Day Celebrations. Alongside the Augustana campus and Camrose community, over 1600 elementary and junior high school students attended sessions throughout the day which included storyt...
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Did you know you can donate your stool to cure disease?
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Did you know that stool transplants have been occurring at the University of Alberta hospital since the fall of 2012? And did you know the reason behind these transplants is to cure diarrheal illness caused by C. difficile? Stool transplants, otherwise known as fecal microbiota transplants, are a...
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The Writing Stick: Sharing Indigenous Stories
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The Writing Stick: Sharing Indigenous Stories
Recently, almost two years of planning culminated in a thought-provoking, passionate conference about publishing Indigenous authors and stories. The Writing Stick: Sharing Indigenous Stories was held at the University of Alberta on June 8, 9, and 10 and over 230 people registered. The conference ...
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Calls For... Research Participants: Robotics for Children
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We are recruiting 5 year old children to participate in a study where they will have the opportunity to learn and play with robotic systems. Children who choose to be a part of the study will participate in one 45 minute session where they will "feel" objects using haptic robotic system...
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10 Stories From The World of Higher Ed
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Academic hoaxes, PDF burnout, the summer slump, and more are included in this latest collection of PSE stories from around the web.Continue Reading
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