Pages Home About this blog Community Guidelines Privacy Statement Contact Us Friday, February 13, 2015 IVS Weekly Bulletin—Feb 13 The week opened with Dean Fern Snart in Fort McMurray, where the University of Alberta signed a formal agreement with Keyano College that will make it possible for students in Wood Buffalo and Fort McMurray to complete a U of A bachelor’s degree in elementary education without having to move to Edmonton. This kind of partnership building is an extension of our mission as Alberta’s flagship university and leader within Campus Alberta. The success of the Faculty of Education’s Aboriginal Teacher Education Program, shows that we can be innovative and responsive in providing high-quality educational choices to Albertans where they live, so that they can then go on to benefit their home communities. A huge majority of graduates of ATEP and two previous cohorts at Keyano College stay in or near their communities to teach. Back on campus on Tuesday, Kerry Mummery and Phyllis Clark, co-chairs of the resource management steering committee, held a campus forum to explain the work being done by the working groups of the resource management model project. If you were unable to go, the presentation and following question period were recorded and are posted, along with other information, on Change@UAlberta. The 2015 Comprehensive Institutional Plan began to make its way through the formal governance system last Friday with budget briefings to both the Academic Planning Committee of GFC and the Board of Governors. This was followed by a meeting of APC this week, where the full CIP was recommended for approval by the board; in the last week of February it will also go for recommendation to the Board Finance and Property Committee and the Board Learning and Discovery Committee. Required by the provincial government, the CIP is a major document comprising the university’s academic plan, capital plan, and institutional budget, along with other sections per government guidelines. In this year’s CIP, we have presented our 2015–2016 institutional budget based upon the assumption that there will be no change to the Campus Alberta grant. We recognize that the provincial government is facing significant budget pressures due to the fall in the price of oil, and as prudent managers, we are preparing for a number of alternative scenarios based on possible reductions to the Campus Alberta grant. However, as we have received no official direction from government at this point, I feel it is essential that we continue to reinforce the message to government that investment in post-secondary education is the right choice in difficult economic times. As next week is Reading Week, I will return again on February 27. I hope that all of you enjoy the long weekend. Until then, Indira at 3:49 PM 0 comments Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest Links to this post Labels: ATEP, Change, CIP, Comprehensive Institutional Plan, Faculty of Education, GFC, Keyano College, Provincial Budget, resource management model, weekly bulletin Tuesday, February 10, 2015 Feb. 10 Campus Forum- RMM Project Just a quick reminder that Phyllis Clark, VP (Finance and Administration) and Kerry Mummery, Dean, Faculty of Physical Education will be holding a campus forum today from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in L-1 Humanities Centre. All faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to attend. Today’s forum will focus on the development of the Resource Management Model project and will provide the campus community with the opportunity to ask the project’s team leads questions about the exploration of this alternative budgeting model. Campus Forum Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. L-1 Humanities Centre The event will also be livestreamed on Change@UAlberta. Following the event, video of the forum will be available in the Campus Forums section of the Change @UAlberta website. at 9:29 AM 3 comments Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest Links to this post Labels: campus forum, Change, resource management, resource management model, rmm project Monday, February 9, 2015 Bruce Peel Special Collections Library - Upcoming Renovation and Closure I am delighted to announce that the Bruce Peel Special Collections Library is expanding because the University of Alberta is committed to the continued enhancement of collections that support research and teaching. In order to bring this exciting project to completion, the Bruce Peel Special Collections Library will be closed for renovations from April 2015 to approximately January 2016. Without the expansion, our collecting efforts would have been seriously compromised. We simply did not have any more room to grow. The renovation will allow us to convert five floors of existing library stacks in Rutherford South into secure, climate-controlled storage space suitable for our unique and valuable Special Collections materials. A key feature of this expansion project is the new mechanical system that will be built on the basement level to create suitable atmospheric conditions throughout the newly acquired space. I am pleased to report that the expansion will increase our shelving capacity by approximately 270%. In effect, the Peel Library’s storage capacity will grow from 3400 to just over 9000 linear meters of shelving. The extra shelving will give us decades, not merely months and years, to continue transforming our library into an even greater centre of research and discovery. Please note the following service changes that will be in place for the duration of the closure: There will be no access to special collections materials or the reading room for the duration of the renovation due to the need to utilize the space temporarily for safe and secure storage. For this reason it is recommended that researchers who might need access to materials housed in the Peel Library visit prior to April 2015. Access to non-circulating materials from the Book and Record Depository (i.e., theses and books designated “no loan” in the library catalogue) or non-circulating interlibrary loan material on loan from other institutions will continue to be available. Contact Peel Library staff at email@example.com or by calling 780–492–7311 to book an appointment. Appointments will be available within restricted afternoon hours. Advance booking is required. Bookings for class visits to the Peel Library will not be available for the fall term in 2015. The Peel Library will continue to consider donations of rare books; please see the gifts and donations web page for further information. Updated information will be available later in the year on the library website. We look forward to bringing this exciting project to completion in due course. For further information regarding the closure, please contact Robert Desmarais, Head of the Bruce Peel Special Collections Library (firstname.lastname@example.org / 780-492-7929). Gerald Beasley Vice-Provost and Chief Librarian at 9:23 AM 5 comments Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest Links to this post Labels: Bruce Peel Special Collections Library, libraries, renovations, temporary closure, U of A Libraries Friday, February 6, 2015 President Samarasekera's Weekly Bulletin--Feb 6 This week opened with a meeting of General Faculties Council on Monday. In my comments from the chair, I gave a brief update to the council on my meetings with government. As you know, I have been meeting regularly with the deputy minister for the Ministry of Innovation and Advanced Education—in fact more than usual. In this period of uncertainty before the provincial budget is released, I am keenly aware that this presents a critical opportunity to advocate strongly for the benefits that come from a strong post-secondary sector in this province—and from having a globally recognized research-intensive flagship such as the University of Alberta. Later in the week on Thursday, I sat down with the Capital Region Conservative Caucus and talked with them about those benefits: highly skilled people and engaged citizens; breakthrough research that leads to creativity, innovation, commercialization, evidence-based public policy, and ultimately, economic diversification; and critical connections to leading international institutions and organizations in regions of the world that matter to Alberta. Another, sometimes overlooked, public good that comes out of our university was highlighted in two other events this week—the outstanding public service leaders who are often selected from our ranks. This week, we came together as a community to celebrate the enormous contributions of Carl Amrhein. His leadership here at the U of A transformed the learning and research landscape for students and faculty, but that leadership extends far beyond our campus because of his strengths as a public administrator. He is now leading essential change with Alberta Health Services. His continued work as Distinguished Research Chair at the Conference Board of Canada is influencing national policies on higher education. His leadership-building partnerships with German research universities and institutions was of such calibre that he was awarded the German Order of Merit. And because of Carl, the U of A is considered one of China’s most prominent and trusted partners. A video honouring his legacy is available here. The other event this week that highlighted the U of A’s contributions to public leadership was yesterday’s swearing in of Wayne Renke as a judge of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta. Most recently vice-dean in the Faculty of Law, Wayne has also served our community as an associate dean and as president of AASUA. His appointment to the bench is a testament to his reputation for leadership, judgment, and dedication to public service. As Dean Paul Paton noted on news of this appointment, Wayne’s swearing in is another reminder that the Faculty of Law has a long history of contributing members to the Alberta judiciary. If you were unable to attend the event for Carl Amrhein yesterday afternoon, I’d like to pass along the news that a new student scholarship has been established in his name to honour his long-standing dedication to expanding and strengthening post-secondary opportunities for Aboriginal students. More than half a million dollars has already been raised in thanks and tribute to Carl’s service to our community. If you are interested in learning more about the Carl Amrhein Aboriginal Student Fund, please visit this page. Finally, let me note that I am thinking of SU president William Lau as I write this bulletin today. He has just finished racing around the Butterdome and Van Vliet Complex seeking hundreds of hiders in today’s attempt to break the world record for largest game of hide and seek. Although they may have fallen short of a world record, my thanks to the student organizers from the U of A’s Hide and Seek Club for their incredible spirit and hard work! Until next Friday, Indira at 3:05 PM 0 comments Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest Links to this post Labels: Carl Amrhein, Change, Faculty of Law, General Faculties Council, GFC, Hide and Seek Club, Ministry of Innovation and Advanced Education Thursday, February 5, 2015 Dean Review, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation Dr. Kerry Mummery’s current term as Dean, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation will end on June 30, 2015, and he has indicated he will seek a second term in office. In accordance with University regulations, a Dean Review Committee has been established. As its first action, the Review Committee calls for your advice and opinion on the state of the Faculty under the leadership of the current Dean. Specifically, the Committee is interested in the following: 1) Leadership – demonstrates a high level of integrity and commitment to University and its values, inspires a shared vision of the Faculty, leads academic planning process, communicates the Faculty vision, develops a strong team of faculty and staff, provides strong leadership within a shared-governance structure, builds trust through openness and transparency while making difficult decisions needed to move Faculty forward; 2) State of Research and Scholarly Activity – sound intellectual leadership, promotes excellence and integrity in research and scholarly activity, works to support research funding, collaboration and productivity; 3) Advocacy – builds effective relationships, promotes/advocates for Faculty to a broad spectrum of constituents, including University community and other community leaders, agencies and key institutions regionally, nationally and internationally; 4) Teaching and Learning – leads academic planning process and supports curriculum development, promotes excellence and integrity and fosters a climate that encourages faculty and staff to identify and pursue excellence, works to build strategic recruitment/retention plans; 5) Faculty and Staff Relations – Plans/prioritizes human resource needs for Faculty; establishes strategies to compete for high-caliber faculty and staff; is responsible for appointments, recommendations for tenure and promotion and annual merit increments; is fair and follows effective, transparent processes, builds environment of collegiality; 6) Administration – ensures compliance with University policies, demonstrates financial acumen and ensures fiscal responsibility in working with budgets, funds, and financial processes; 7) External Relations and Advancement – builds national and international linkages, pro-actively looks for new challenges and funding sources, attracts resources to the Faculty from government, philanthropy and other programs, works with advancement professionals, leads Faculty’s fund development activities. 8) Other matters. Should you wish to offer comment on the above, please use the online Consultation Form. To facilitate the Committee’s work, please submit your comments by Friday, February 20, 2015. Submissions from non-tenured faculty, administrative/support staff, and students may be sent with a request that comments be passed to the Committee anonymously. Requests of anonymity will be granted on condition that the individual identifies him- or herself in the Consultation Form. Submissions from tenured faculty will be attributed to the contributor. Dean Mummery’s review is based on the position description in effect at the time of his appointment. Your views are important to us and I encourage you to share your thoughts with the Committee. Roger Epp Deputy Provost Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation Dean Review Committee: Roger Epp, Chair Deputy Provost Erasmus Okine, Vice-Chair Associate Vice-President (Research) and Associate Vice-President (Academic) Mazi Shirvani Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research Kelvin Jones Associate Professor Tara-Leigh McHugh Associate Professor Pirkko Markula-Denison Professor Marjorie Cayford Senior HR Partner, Human Resource Services Ryan Schwartz Undergraduate Student Joel (Scott) Edwards Panda’s Basketball Coach, Athletics Joanna Auger Faculty Lecturer Katie Spriggs Associate Director Athletics Vang Ioannides Associate Director Athletics Gregory Lembke Manager, Saville Community Sports Centre Tyson Lazaruk Recruitment Coordinator/Advisor Jennifer Crawford PhD Student Committee Support Susan Buchsdruecker Faculty Relations Officer Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) 780-492-7813 email@example.com Faiza Billo Faculty Relations Assistant Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) 780-248-1047 firstname.lastname@example.org at 9:02 AM 0 comments Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest Links to this post Labels: community consultation, Dean Review, Dr. Kerry Mummery, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, Review Committee Friday, January 30, 2015 President Samarasekera's Weekly Bulletin--Jan 30 This week I was in Ottawa, where I had a number of productive meetings covering a range of issues. First, I met with the deputy minister of Citizenship and Immigration Canada to discuss how recent changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program have affected universities, and the University of Alberta more particularly, in the area of faculty and staff recruitment and retention. I also had two meetings with Industry Canada—one with Minister James Moore and the other with ministry officials—where I both thanked them for government investments in research and continued to stress the need for and benefits of Canada Foundation for Innovation and Tri-Council funding. In addition, we discussed the upcoming inaugural competition for the Canada First Research Excellence Fund. I was pleased to assure the minister that the U of A will be ready to meet the tight timelines thanks to the preparatory work of VP (Research) Lorne Babiuk in conjunction with the deans and many others across the university. Finally, I met with Rona Ambrose, minister of health. I am looking forward to hosting her next Friday when she expects to be here on campus for an announcement related to glycomics. I was delighted upon my return from Ottawa to see how Quad has been transformed in my absence. No doubt many of you have already seen the beautiful snow and ice sculptures erected for Green & Glow Winterfest—the first event of many that will unfold over 2015 to celebrate the U of A Alumni Association’s centennial. With the weather taking a wintry turn today, the timing will be perfect for various activities planned for the weekend—all of which culminate in a 30-foot column of fire on Saturday night. I invite faculty, staff, and students to come out and welcome our alumni back to campus. Along with alumni, the U of A is welcoming students from across Alberta and Western Canada to the inaugural Alberta Student Leadership Summit this weekend. The summit has come together because of the efforts of many groups, led by the Office of the Dean of Students, the Students’ Union, CAPS, and Residence Services, all of which are involved in helping students explore and ignite their potential for leadership. As you know, we’ve identified student leadership development as a priority at the U of A, and many units and faculties have developed leadership programming or are in the process of doing so. I’d like to highlight today that recruitment began this week for the pioneer class of the Peter Lougheed Leadership College. Information about the program and application deadlines can be found here. Next week, the agenda for General Faculties Council, which meets on Monday afternoon, includes a number of items related to students, including enrolment management and student mental health and wellness. You can see the full agenda at the University Governance website. Until next Friday, Indira at 2:22 PM 0 comments Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest Links to this post Labels: Alberta Student Leadership Summit, Alumni, Alumni Association, Change, funding, GFC, Green and Glow Winterfest, leadership college, Peter Lougheed, student leadership Thursday, January 29, 2015 Resource Management Model Project Campus Forum (Feb. 10) Earlier this month we wrote about the launch of the Resource Management Model Project, which is an exploratory initiative that will examine and evaluate the potential of introducing responsibility centred management (RCM) to the University of Alberta. For a quick overview of the project, please see our blog post from Jan. 21, 2015 or visit Change@UAlbertra for a detailed description. As we mentioned, we will hold a campus forum on this topic. During the forum we will discuss why the university is evaluating this alternative to our current model and we will explain how the project has been structured. We hope to use this forum as a chance to answer questions the community might have about the project. Campus Forum Tuesday, February 10, 2015 Noon – 1 p.m. L-1 Humanities Centre Note: The event will also be live streamed. We invite all faculty and staff to attend. To register for the event, please click here. Phyllis Clark Vice-President (Finance and Administration) Kerry Mummery Dean, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation at 11:33 AM 4 comments Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest Links to this post Labels: Campus Community, campus events, campus forum, Change, resource management Tuesday, January 27, 2015 Green & Glow Winterfest If your travels take you to North Campus, you may have noticed some unusual activity in Quad over the past couple of weeks. Snowblowers? Wooden forms? An ice wall? You’re probably wondering what this is all about. The University of Alberta’s Alumni Association is kicking off a celebration of its 100th anniversary with an incredible weekend of winter fun: Green & Glow Winterfest, Jan. 29-31. The three-day festival will kick off Thursday evening with a talk by Daily Planet host Dan Riskin, ’97 BSc. Friday and Saturday nights will see North Campus’s Quad transformed into an oasis of light, fire and snow. Activities and entertainment will include live music, custom light and art installations, soundscapes, an ice bar and plenty of family-friendly activities. Festivalgoers can even expect one of the largest ice structures ever built in Edmonton, a lantern parade Friday night and a 30-foot column of fire on Saturday. Green & Glow is the first in a yearlong celebration of our alumni community. In 1915, the first graduates from the University of Alberta came together with the belief that they could do more together than they could separately and they formed the University of Alberta Alumni Association. One hundred years later, more than a quarter of a million alumni are leaving their mark on their communities and their world. The Alumni Association serves to connect this far-flung but likeminded community back to the university and to their peers. Green & Glow Winterfest, and the rest of 2015, is about celebrating this inspiring group of people with fellow alumni, staff, faculty, students and community. I hope you’ll join us on Quad to take in all of the winter magic and fun. For the full schedule of events and more info, please visit uab.ca/winterfest. Robert Moyles Interim Associate Vice-President Alumni Relations/Executive Director Alumni Association at 8:47 AM 0 comments Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest Links to this post Labels: 100th anniversary, Alumni, Alumni Association, centenary, Green and Glow Winterfest, Winterfest Monday, January 26, 2015 Librairie le Carrefour Announcement Following extensive consultation with the Francophone community over the past year, I am pleased to announce that the Librairie le Carrefour will begin a new phase - online. Given the fiscal realities facing both educational institutions and book retailers, we are re-imagining our concept of a bookstore. Students and all Canadians are increasingly seeking services online, and we are responding to that preference. Before the start of the next school year, the physical space at the Cité Francophone will be closed and Librairie le Carrefour will open as a full-service, comprehensive, online bookstore. We are committed to our long-standing relationship with the region’s Francophone community. Our expert staff will continue to be accessible and available, providing good advice and a helping hand to students, residents in the Campus St. Jean area, and schools across Edmonton. We will also be establishing a consultative committee to meet annually and advise the University on Francophone bookstore services and we will continue to be present at community events whenever appropriate. At the heart of every University of Alberta decision, you’ll find our students. The need to serve Campus Saint-Jean students is well-recognized by the Dean, Pierre-Yves Mocquais, who is exploring options with the Bookstore for providing an on-campus location for the sale of textbooks and other materials. This solution is both responsible and innovative. We look forward to the next chapter of Librairie le Carrefour with your continued support. Gerald Beasley Vice-Provost and Chief Librarian À la suite d’une série de consultations au cours de la dernière année avec la communauté francophone, je suis heureux d’annoncer que la Librairie le Carrefour entame un nouveau chapitre de son histoire : en ligne. La réalité financière, tant au niveau de l’éducation postsecondaire que du domaine de la vente de livres, nous a amené à repenser, à ré-imaginer le concept de la librairie. Les étudiants et tous les Canadiens sont de plus en plus à même de consommer leurs services en ligne et, aujourd’hui, nous entendons répondre à ce choix. Ainsi, d’ici le début de la prochaine année scolaire, l’emplacement du Carrefour à La Cité francophone aura été fermé et la Librairie le Carrefour sera ouverte, et pleinement opérationnelle, sous un format de service de librairie en ligne. Nous sommes engagés à bien desservir la communauté afin de maintenir nos excellentes relations établies au fil des ans. Nous continuerons d’être accessibles et disponible. Les employés actuels du Carrefour continueront d’appuyer les étudiants du Campus Saint-Jean (CSJ), les élèves et le personnel des écoles d’Edmonton, mais également de toute la province, ainsi que les membres de la communauté francophone et francophile dans son ensemble afin de répondre à leurs besoins. Nous nous engageons aussi à mettre sur pied un comité consultatif qui se rencontrera annuellement afin d’émettre des conseils à l’Université en matière de services francophones au niveau de la librairie. De plus, nous continuerons d’être présents aux événements de la communauté lorsque cela sera nécessaire. Au cœur même de nos décisions, nous retrouvons les étudiants. Parlant des étudiants du CSJ, ceux-ci pourront acheter leurs manuels des cours à la Librairie principale et en ligne. En outre, la nécessité de bien servir les étudiants du Campus Saint-Jean est une priorité du doyen du CSJ, Pierre-Yves Mocquais. Ce dernier explore présentement diverses options avec la Librairie afin de fournir un service sur le Campus pour la vente de manuels et autres matériels. Cette approche est à la fois responsable et innovatrice. Nous sommes convaincus que le prochain chapitre de la Librairie le Carrefour sera une réussite grâce à votre appui inconditionnel et continu. Gerald Beasley, Vice-provost (Learning services) et Bibliothécaire en chef de l'Université de l'Alberta at 11:01 AM 1 comments Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest Links to this post Labels: bookstore, Campus Saint-Jean, Librairie le Carrefour, libraries, online bookstore Friday, January 23, 2015 President Samarasekera's Weekly Bulletin--Jan 23 I began my week in Ontario attending and speaking at the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada’s professional program for presidents. This full-day session brought seasoned leaders together with new presidents to discuss challenges and opportunities in higher education—some of which keep us awake at night! We discussed a wide variety of topics, including sustainable funding models, vision-setting and development, government advocacy, crisis management, and digital learning models including blended learning. For me, it was a great opportunity to be a mentor in a forum that led to a highly productive transfer of knowledge and advice about lessons learned over the years. Following the AUCC conference, I travelled to California, where I held a number of advancement meetings and events. The highlight was an evening event with about 30 key University of Alberta alumni, donors, and friends. Andrew Leach, Enbridge Professor of Energy Policy, spoke on Alberta's energy market outlook, which provoked lots of spirited discussion. I thank him for a superb presentation. I would also like to thank Jeanne Yang, doctoral student in music, who gave a wonderful piano performance and received a standing ovation. On campus, the week opened with a visit from Ed Holder, Canada’s minister of state for science and technology, who chose the U of A as the site of the national announcement of a $9-million funding increase to Canada’s Research Support Program, bringing its total to $342 million per year. As many of you know, this program provides funds to cover the indirect or “hidden” costs of research (such as IT, libraries, and utilities), and the increase is a welcome indication that the federal government recognizes these costs are a significant part of the investment needed to sustain excellence in research. Mario Pinto, new president of NSERC, accompanied Minister Holder. Before the announcement, both toured the lab of Amit Kumar, NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Energy and Environmental Engineering, where they were able to see first-hand the benefits of both direct and indirect federal research funding. Minister Holder noted in his remarks that he was especially pleased to have been able to speak with graduate students and post-doctoral fellows about their work, as well as with staff from support units such as the machine shop, which provide critical research services. My thanks to Amit Kumar and his research team for helping to make the visit such a success. On Wednesday, Vice-President (Finance and Administration) Phyllis Clark and Dean (Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation) Kerry Mummery, co-chairs of the Resource Management Steering Committee, provided a detailed update here on Colloquy of the work being undertaken to research and assess the viability of adopting responsibility centred management practices at the U of A. As they stressed in their post, we are entering an exploratory phase in which a number of working groups will be investigating how the university generates and allocates resources now, and whether we might benefit from moving to a different model. Please check Change@UAlberta under Action Plan Item 2: Sustainable Finances for more information on the Resource Management Model Project. Next week, International Week begins on Monday—for the 30th year! Long one of U of A’s signature annual events, I-Week attracts participants from all over the world and brings thousands of members of the community to our campus. Let me thank the hundreds of student volunteers, in particular, whose contributions are critical to the event’s success each year. More information on this year’s events is available at the I-Week webpage. 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