The QUAD

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

Consider This: Truth First
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Consider This: Truth First
The truth is hard to hear. Even if you know about Canada’s residential school legacy, the scope of what happened is difficult to grasp.Continue Reading
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Have You Met…Bobbi Schiestel and Sheila Stosky?
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Have You Met…Bobbi Schiestel and Sheila Stosky?
Tucked in the office of the President, Bobbi and Sheila share a space and a comradery that made it way more fun to interview the two of them together. Spend the next two minutes getting to know them a little better.Continue Reading
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Corporate Challenge: Week 1
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Corporate Challenge: Week 1
The 26th Edmonton Corporate Challenge is underway! For the next two weeks, staff and faculty from the U of A will compete in 22 different events across the city.Here's what's happening this week - and when/where you can cheer on your colleagues:Continue Reading
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Celebrating the 2017 University of Alberta Awards for Teaching Excellence
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In just a few weeks’ time, our community will be commemorating the achievements of our graduating class as they accept their degrees and move on to the next chapter in their lives. And as we prepare to celebrate this achievement, I would like to honour some of those who have made this chapter pos...
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You’ll Want to Eat (or even just sit) Here
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You’ll Want to Eat (or even just sit) Here
Now that it’s warm outside – real warm, not “winter warm” – we can finally head outdoors. From lunch breaks to fresh air meetings, there are plenty of opportunities to leave your office, and just as many places to go…. But which spot should be your spot? This short guide will help you find the pe...
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20 Stories From The World of Higher Ed
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Diversity, diversity, diversity! Also, why do your students like you? These topics and more are included in this latest collection of PSE stories from around the web.Continue Reading
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Report released on Residence Life at the University of Alberta
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In For the Public Good, experience is a verb—an action rather than an outcome.  As a university community, we have a shared goal to create opportunities, spaces and programs that ensure students fully experience personal and intellectual growth while at the University of Alberta, and for those li...
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Have You Met…Chris-Anne Felzien?
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Have you met Chris-Anne, the Information & Initiatives Coordinator in University Relations? Spend the next 2 minutes getting to know her a little better.Continue Reading
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How well do you know Corporate Challenge? (QUIZ)
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With Edmonton Corporate Challenge 2017 kicking off next week (*hint: that might be one the test), it's time to ask a pressing question: how well do you actually know Corporate Challenge? We're about to find out.
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Things to Keep In Mind: Copyright and Academic Publishing
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Writing and publishing articles is central to an academic’s life, and, given that articles are copyright-protected works, there are a few points that authors should keep in mind.Continue Reading
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