U of A Launches Fall Reading Week

News Staff - Mon Mar 31, 2014

(Edmonton, AB) – The University of Alberta Students' Union is excited to announce the official approval of a fall reading week for the 2015 school year, which will be termed the "Green and Gold" week, at the University of Alberta.

Students have been working on creating the week at the U of A for years, with students supporting a plebiscite question in 2011 regarding the fall break. The current proposal has gone through a number of iterations, taking into consideration extensive feedback from consultations with students, faculty, and staff at the university.

“While a Fall Reading Week itself isn't a silver-bullet solution to issues like student retention, student mental health, or student engagement, I feel it will demonstrate that the University of Alberta is a national leader in supporting student success and well being,” said Students’ Union President Petros Kusmu.

“The week will allow students to take the time they need to catch up on their studies, take part in programming, work to afford school and visit family members that might live outside of Alberta, much in the way that students already use the spring reading week.”

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