September 19: Capacity Building in Governance

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University Governance 101

University Governance

• Information Session
• 09/19/2017
• 10 am-11 pm
• Council Chamber

Governance 101 is an information session designed to help you understand how decisions are made at the University of Alberta. What is governance? Who’s who? Who does what? How does it happen? How can I participate in decision-making?

The session offers information on the nature and principles of governance, the important elements of the Post-Secondary Learning Act, the three branches of governance (legislative, executive and judicial), the powers of the Board of Governors and General Faculties Council, and an overview about the history of the University of Alberta. Participants will receive helpful reference information, useful website addresses and contact information for University Governance staff.

Governance 101 will be hosted by Marion Haggarty-France, University Secretary, and the team in University Governance. The session will provide an integrated picture of how things are decided at the University of Alberta. Bring your questions!

Annual General EATING!

University of Alberta Students Union

• Food Tour
• 09/20/2017
• 11 am-12:30 pm
• Meet at the Main Level SUB Elevator

Introducing the second annual Students' Union Annual General Eating! Meet Robyn Patches, your VP Operations & Finance outside the first floor elevators in the Students' Union Building for a tasting tour of the best the Students' Union has to offer! Featuring free samples from Room at the Top, Daily Grind, Undergrind, L'Express and Dewey's.

There are only 30 spots open for this event, so attendance is really limited!

Please register here on a first come, first served basis.

How to win an election 101

UASU Elections Office

• Information Session
• 09/19/2017
• 12:30 am-1:30pm
• SUB 0-31

Get the inside scoop from the UASU Elections Office!

Being bilingual in the House of Commons

Club de commerce bilingue

• Panel/Speaker, Information Session
• 09/19/2017
• 2 - 3 pm
• SUB 0-33

Canada, in its 150 years since confederacy has undergone numerous changes; especially surrounding the long held tension between the French and the English. In our session, we would like to focus on how this tension has been reflected through representation in our House of Commons.

Alberta Together: An Inclusive Centrist Political Voice

Alberta Together

• Information Session
• 09/19/2017
• 3-4 pm
• SUB 0-31

Tired of Alberta’s polarized, divisive and negative political landscape? Our province needs your ideas, energy and optimism now more than ever. Join Alberta Together’s Campus Tour to learn more about how you can get involved in public service and exact change, big or small. Also find out more about a province-wide survey that Alberta Together is conducting across the province this fall.

Getting to Know your Students' Council

University of Alberta Students' Council

• Social Gathering/Information Session
• 09/20/2017
• 5-10 pm
• Council Chambers & Room at the Top

Please join your University of Alberta Students Council representatives prior to our regular council meeting to learn more about the inner-workings of Students’ Union governance, meet the elected representative(s), and ask questions to student councillors. We will be gathering in the Council Chambers prior to the start of the meeting. Council begins at 6pm and there will be free food and drinks. Following the meeting we invite you to informally join us at Room at the Top for a casual social to end the evening.

BSA Town Hall Meeting

Business Students' Association

• Town Hall Event
• 09/20/2017
• 6:30 - 7:30 pm
• BUS 1 6

Come one, come all to the first ever Business Students' Association Town Hall! Learn about the 2017/2018 BSA initiatives, ask questions, and raise the issues that matter to you! Students and staff alike are welcome to attend this open forum.

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Room 2-900
Students' Union Building
University of Alberta
8900 - 114 Street NW
Edmonton, AB
T6G 2J7