University of Alberta

U of A sets new dodgeball record

The University of Alberta once again is the proud holder of the world record for the largest dodgeball game. 2,012 students, faculty and staff divided into two teams, the Green and the Gold. Pure mayhem might be a fair way to describe what followed, as the two teams launched volley after volley at each other.

Changing the rules on tuition

Ed Stelmach’s cabinet quietly changed the rules around raising tuition in Alberta last Thursday through an order-in-council. You can read the new regulation and take a look at the news release that was put out on Thursday evening – but given the time of year and time of day, no one was expecting many news

All about Alberta’s post-secondary graduates

The Government of Alberta recently released their survey of Alberta's post-secondary graduates that they do once every two years and there is as always some interesting facts about the class of 2008 that you might not have known. You can download it for yourself here (PDF), or just grab the highlights here (also a PDF).

Campus radio is an important part of universities

Alberta's universities have had campus radio stations for many decades - longer than I have been alive - and in that time have become a valuable part of not just the campus community, but the greater community in which they are situated. In a world where people are bombarded with commercial mainstream media we see

The municipal election on campus

Municipal elections will be held across Alberta on October 18, 2010 and Students' Unions are making sure their students will have access to the resources needed to make an informed decision. The University of Calgary Students' Union has been laying the groundwork all summer for their iVote campaign, which is encouraging students to vote through

Great faculty make great universities

Our sister organization the Confederation of Alberta Faculty Associations (CAFA) announced the winners of its annual Distinguished Academic Awards last week and we are happy to congratulate Dr. Carole Estabrooks from the University of Alberta and Dr. Paul Hayes from the University of Lethbridge on their outstanding work at Alberta's universities. Dr. Estabrooks is a

Place your bets – it’s the Battle of Alberta!

As Duncan mentioned in an earlier post, today is the Battle of Alberta as the University of Alberta Golden Bears take on the University of Calgary Dinos. Yes, the Golden Bears may be coming off two in a row and have the momentum coming into the game but the Dinos will be their toughest competition

U of C Dinos @ U of A Golden Bears

The undefeated University of Alberta Golden Bears football team are playing host to the University of Calgary Dinos this afternoon. The Dinos are coming off a great season where they made it all the way to the Vanier Cup, losing to the Queen's Golden Gaels in the final game. The Bears have won both games