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Connecting MacEwan Alumni and Friends

Winter 2008

Creating

Canada A Better

Gerri Nakonechny

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MacEwan Golf Classic

Robbins Centre Opening

Resolution Solutions

Events in Review


In this COVER STORY

Produced by MacEwan Communications and External Relations

4 Creating A Better Canada – A Distinguished Career is Honored

Mailing Address Office of Alumni Services Grant MacEwan College P.O. Box 1796, Edmonton Alberta, Canada T5J 2P2

After a three-decade-long career with Grant MacEwan College, Gerri Nakonechny has had a direct and lasting impact on the lives of literally thousands of students. Read on to find out more about why this outstanding individual recently received Canada's highest civilian honour.

Moving On is the official publication of MacEwan’s Office of Alumni Services. Moving On is produced three times a year for alumni and friends of the Office of Alumni Services. Editors reserve the right to select, edit, and position submitted copy. Views expressed in Moving On do not necessarily reflect those held by Grant MacEwan College. All inquiries and correspondence should be directed to the Office of Alumni Services at the above address or by calling (780) 497-4273.

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from the Office of Alumni Services

fund development

Message from MacEwan Student Services The Office of Alumni Services is starting 2008 with a renewed sense of enthusiasm and vigor after making the transition from operating as an independent association to becoming an important part of MacEwan Student Services.

We are in the process of recruiting to a new position – Coordinator, Alumni Services, that will report to me, and work with the other Student Services professionals who form our leadership team.

This change will improve the college's ability to keep our alumni informed about — and involved with — the college. We're excited about the opportunities the move will create – particularly the ability to build on the relationships we have with you, our alumni. MacEwan graduates fill many important roles at MacEwan as the college grows and evolves: they volunteer their time and experience to advisory committees – providing valuable input that helps keep our programs current and relevant. And our alumni are loyal supporters of college as both guests and volunteers at our many events. And, most importantly, all of our graduates are ambassadors for the college – every day, your skills and talents speak to the quality of the MacEwan experience and the commitment the college has to improving the quality of life in our community.

Please keep in touch with us! We love to hear about your successes, both personal and professional. As one of our first initiatives will involve developing an Alumni Advisory Committee, we want to ensure that we have your current contact information.

Alumni Services now operates within MacEwan's Student Services, a service-focused unit that is responsible for matters as diverse as admissions, counseling and liaison with the Students' Association to communications and the Centre for Sport and Wellness.

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As we move forward as the Office of Alumni Services, I would like to extend a sincere thank-you to the many individuals who dedicated their time and talents as volunteers and Alumni Association board members over the years. We look forward to working with you as we grow and change.

Cathryn Heslep Vice-President MacEwan Student Services

introducing | the next generation of

golf fundraising events At MacEwan, we’re used to looking at things from new perspectives. And fresh viewpoints often inspire change – as is the case with the recent re-vamping of the college’s major annual golf fundraiser. Formerly known as the Tournament of Aces, the event’s new name is the MacEwan Golf Classic – presented by Canadian Tire Edmonton West. This year’s event will be held on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at the Derrick Club. “The golf tournament’s been around in its current format for a long time,” says Jeff Liba of MacEwan Fund Development. “And it’s been a great event on many levels. We can build on that history and use it as a strong base for generating some very significant funds toward student scholarships.” Tournament organizers have set a three-year goal of raising over $1 million in proceeds from the MacEwan Golf Classic – presented by Canadian Tire Edmonton West. This will fund awards that will be directed to

Griffin athletes and students in the Golf Management program. To help reach that figure, team entry fees have been significantly raised and a presenting sponsor – Canadian Tire, Edmonton West – has been brought on board. “These new scholarships will be a really valuable opportunity for the college,” says Liba. “It means that MacEwan can be competitive when a student athlete is choosing between post-secondary schools. The scholarships will also be valuable in recruiting and retaining the best and brightest students for the Golf Management program.” Other changes include a revised format – 21 teams of five (four players plus a Professional Golf Management student) will tee off in a Shambles format. “Having a Golf Management student golf with the teams will give players a unique chance to get some coaching and improve their game,” says Liba. For more information about the MacEwan Golf Classic– presented by Canadian Tire Edmonton West, contact the Fund Development department at 497.4285.

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When asked about her thoughts on receiving the Order of Canada, Gerri responded: “I feel very fortunate to have had a career at an institution that was receptive and supportive of my ideas and initiatives. My career took me through many facets of education and provided many opportunities, all of which I enjoyed very much. I always felt that I had a rewarding career, but at no time did I anticipate that it would culminate in an award like this."

A Better

Canada

Desiderantes Meliorem Patriam: “They desire a better country”. Inspiring words –

and the motto of the Order of Canada, our country’s highest civilian honour. For Geraldine (Gerri) Nakonechny, former Dean of MacEwan’s Faculty of Health and

Community Studies – and a familiar face to literally thousands of MacEwan

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photo: MCpl Serge Gouin, Rideau Hall

Creating

A Distinguished Career is Honoured

On October 26, 2007, Governor General Michaëlle Jean invested Gerri as a member of the Order of Canada in a ceremony at Ottawa’s Rideau Hall. The ceremony honoured 40 individuals – including broadcaster Valerie Pringle and fellow Edmontonian (and MacEwan alumna) Marjorie Bencz of the Edmonton Food Bank – who have demonstrated a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Gerri’s association with MacEwan spans an impressive three decades. After spending several years as a nursing instructor at the University of Alberta, she brought her expertise to MacEwan. After six years as a member of the Health and Community Studies instructional faculty, she became Chair of the college’s Post-Diploma Nursing program in 1980. Nine years later, Gerri took on the position of coordinator of Health Sciences Outreach. In 1994, she became Dean of the Faculty of Health and Community Studies, a position she held until her retirement in June 2005. “If one were to look at themes that define Gerri’s work at the college, a logical choice would be her dedication to increasing access to education,” says Sharon Bookhalter, a former colleague and Nakonechny’s successor as Dean. “During her years at the college, the faculty initiated 12 new programs, which created lifechanging opportunities for literally thousands of post-secondary students.” But Nakonechny’s influence was felt far beyond MacEwan’s campuses. “Gerri really recognized that it wasn’t practical or even possible for some of our students to come to the classroom to learn – whether because of personal or professional obligations. So she spearheaded the development of alternative delivery methods for several programs. Thanks to Gerri and her team, doors were opened for many students who may not have otherwise had the opportunity

to continue their educational journey,” said Bookhalter. With her team, Gerri worked to bring MacEwan’s highly-respected Nursing program to rural sites, which enabled permanent residents of these communities – who could not otherwise leave their home – to obtain a career in Nursing. On campus, the Faculty introduced alternative scheduling which saw the program produce cohorts of graduates throughout the year. Other initiatives included an individualized distance-learning Nursing Refresher program, which was followed by projects including a redeveloped Extended Care Nursing Certificate (now known as the Gerontological Nursing Certificate), reformatting the college’s Occupational Health Nursing Certificate programs into a distance-learning format, and integrating computer-managed learning into the delivery of the Nursing Refresher Program. “It’s very important to realize that this was all happening as early as 1981, when colleges were just beginning to reach out to audiences that couldn’t come to their campuses,” says Bookhalter. “Gerri was really a pioneer in this area.” As the limits of technology expanded, the faculty – under Gerri’s direction – moved with them, modifying delivery methods with innovations such as interactive CDs and web-based courses. And while these initiatives provided access to MacEwan’s programming to a much wider audience, others literally gave MacEwan a global presence (see sidebar). In hospital wards and classrooms in Edmonton and around the world, Gerri Nakonechny’s influence has been felt by countless individuals – health care practitioners and patients alike. Her induction into the Order of Canada is a fitting honour for an individual who has devoted herself to creating a better country.

Reaching

Beyond Borders

Canada, Alberta and the Capital Region have earned a global reputation for excellence in health care services and education – and MacEwan has done more than its fair share toward building that reputation. Under Gerri Nakonechny’s tenure as dean, the Faculty of Health and Community Studies facilitated such initiatives as student exchanges with educational institutions in China and the Netherlands, and taking MacEwan’s programming to such far-flung locations as Hong Kong and Australia. A major international venture was the Health Education Link Project, an initiative between MacEwan and Canadian and Russian partner organizations. Initially regionally-based, the project was designed to improve nursing education and expand the role of nurses in Russia’s Tyumen region. The project’s success inspired Russia’s Ministry of Health and Nurses Association to distribute the Nurse Credentialing materials to 450 nursing schools and over 30 medical universities across Russia. The project went on to receive a “Program of Excellence” award from the Canadian Bureau for International Education and was cited for its excellence by the World Health Organization. M OVING O N M a c E w a n A l u m n i N e w s l e t t e r 5


highlights from the past few months at the college

highlights from the past few months at the college

What’sUp On Campus

2007 Mad Hatter’s Gala sets fundraising record

Former MacEwan student wins top internationalization award

Over 600 guests delighted in the extravagant characters, costumes and sets inspired by the perennial Alice in Wonderland theme at the Mad Hatter’s Gala, held at the Shaw Conference Theatre on April 28. MacEwan netted over $300,000 through sponsorship, silent auction and live auction donations. Through the Access to the Future Fund, the Government of Alberta matched all funds raised, giving the college more than $700,000 to add to scholarships, bursaries and awards for MacEwan students.

Honourary Mad Hatter (and former MacEwan faculty member) Lynn Mandel enters the ballroom with her husband, Edmonton's Mayor Stephen Mandel, Alice and the Mad Hatter

MacEwan faculty recognized for commitment to international education Five MacEwan faculty were honoured for their efforts to internationalize post-secondary curriculum at the college at Alberta Advanced Education’s Internationalizing the Teaching and Learning Practice Awards 2007 Awards of Distinction on November 16. Political Science instructor Dr. Chaldeans Mensah was recognized for the establishment of the United Nation Club, an important component to POLS 260. Biology instructors Dr. Rick Lewis, Mark Degner, Dr. Michael Stock and Jim Fuller were honoured for BIOL 365, a third-year university-level field course that provides an introduction to the

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Dale Bayley, Vice-President of Fund Development (centre) along with Theatre Arts students Alison Cairns and Jeff Rivet (as Alice and the Mad Hatter, respectively)

Men’s hockey team adds top – female – goalie to roster For the first time in the history of Griffins athletics and the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference, a woman is playing on a men’s team. The MacEwan men’s hockey team welcomed goaltender Shannon Szabados to its roster for the 200708 season. Shannon spent the last four years in the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL), earning two All-Star nominations and the 2007 AJHL Goalie of the Year award along the way.

$2-million endowment fund opens doors of opportunity for Métis students On January 8, an endowment fund for Métis students

ecology and diversity of organisms found in the tropical rainforest. The course includes a field component and takes up to 19 students and faculty each year to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.

valued at $2-million was established at MacEwan. The endowment fund has been created through a $1-million contribution from the Métis Nation Association of Alberta’s Métis Education Foundation, which is being matched by the Alberta Government’s Access to the

Women’s volleyball team brings home top CCAA honour In March, the 2006-07 women’s volleyball team made MacEwan history by winning MacEwan’s first-ever Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (CCAA) gold medal title at the national championships. The women entered the championships – held in North Vancouver, B.C. – as the fifth seed and powered through to the tournament’s final game where they beat the host team, the Capilano Blues.

MacEwan President and CEO Dr. Paul Byrne with former MacEwan student David Johnson at the CBIE annual conference in Ottawa in November

Former MacEwan student David Johnson was one of two recipients of the Canadian Bureau for International Education’s (CBIE) Student Leadership in Internationalization Awards. This prestigious award recognizes the outstanding student contributions toward the development of new sustainable initiatives that further the internationalization goals of their home campus. It is the highest national award available to Canadian students at the post-secondary level. David is the past coordinator of the Students’ Association of Grant MacEwan College’s Global Projects program and the brainchild behind Walk for Darfur, an initiative to raise public awareness of the violence and suffering taking

place in the Darfur region of western Sudan. David was officially recognized at the annual CBIE conference in Ottawa in late November.

Future Fund. The endowment fund will generate approximately $100,000 in Métis Scholars Awards to Métis students attending MacEwan each year. In the first year of the award’s operation, approximately $40,000 is available for distribution to Métis students, and the amount will increase in future years.

MacEwan Griffins women's volleyball squad celebrate their national championship win

Métis Nation of Alberta President Audrey Poitras signs a cheque for $1-million and presents it to Eric Young, Chair of MacEwan’s Board of Governors. MacEwan Provost and Executive Vice-President, Academic, Dr. Janet Paterson-Weir, assists.

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State-of-the-art health learning facility

opens

On September 26, MacEwan officially cut the ribbon on the Robbins Health Learning Centre, a 27,000-square-metre facility located on the college’s City Centre Campus in downtown Edmonton. The Robbins Centre houses 2,000 students, many of whom are enrolled in MacEwan’s health sciences programs. The building also functions as a centre of excellence for professional development in the health care field, including continuing education for 25,000 practicing nurses in Alberta. From sod-turning to grand opening, the Robbins Centre became a reality thanks to the support of MacEwan’s dedicated partners, including a $5 million donation from the Robbins Foundation Canada and a $1 million contribution from the Students’ Association MacEwan.

The Robbins Health Learning Centre (as viewed from the southeast corner of 109 street and 104 Avenue) is quickly becoming a downtown landmark

Sport and Wellness

Resolution Solutions

It’s a couple of months into the new year, and if you are like many people, keeping your new year’s resolution has been tough. But as a MacEwan alumnus, your commitment to get fit is easier than ever. MacEwan Centre for Sport & Wellness (MCSW) offers reduced rates for college alumni. “Some of our alumni think that because they have graduated from their program, they can’t access the Centre,” says MCSW’s Tanya Wold. “Not true,” she says. “We’re open to alumni, students, staff and the general public.” “We offer everything that a fitness buff or a beginner is looking for; a full range of cardio and weight training, not to mention a competition-size, newly-renovated pool." MCSW also offers free three-hour parking for members. ”And with reduced rates for alumni, there’s no excuse for letting those resolutions lapse,” says Tanya. Tanya goes on to mention that MSCW is gearing up for new spin bike classes. “We’ve got a brand new set of bikes and have superb

spin instructors for classes throughout the day. We’ve had a huge demand for spin classes, and we are really excited to be able to offer a number of classes at accommodating times throughout the day.” Tanya also mentions MacEwan Centre’s new 30-minute

personal training sessions: “These sessions are perfect for busy professionals,” she says. “We understand that life is hectic and people are busy. So we've developed 30-minute personal training sessions that fit into your lunch hour, or before or after work.”

"The Triathlon Training Program is another new program we're offering,” says Tanya. “It runs three days a week from March through to May to get you ready for the summer triathlon season." The program includes 36 one-hour, group training rides, runs and swim sessions, a guaranteed spot in the Coronation Triathlon, and a support system to keep you ontrack: "You’ll train alongside others who will be there to offer you support and encouragement – it's a great concept that is very enticing if you've been thinking of doing a triathlon, but need that extra push and knowledge," says Tanya. “The MacEwan Centre for Sport & Wellness is an excellent way for alumni to stay connected to the college,” says Tanya. “When you visit, it’s about more than a workout. It’s sort of like coming home – a welcome back to the MacEwan family.” To find out more about the centre’s schedules, programs and trainers, visit their website at www.macewancentre.ca.

Alumni Profile Premier Ed Stelmach, Advanced Education and Technology Minister Doug Horner and other dignitaries join Bill and Mary Jo Robbins for the official ribbon-cutting A view of one of the Robbins’ state-of-the-art teaching labs – the building houses approximately 25,000-square-feet of laboratory space

Two-time MacEwan graduate is excited to be back! Twenty-one years after taking her first class at

Bachelor of Applied Human Service Administration (BAHSA) at MacEwan, where

MacEwan, Marilyn Conner is back; but this time as an

she successfully graduated with distinction. She continued on to earn her MBA with

instructor in MacEwan’s Bachelor of Applied Human

a specialization in leadership from Royal Roads University (RRU) in 2006, and in

Service Administration (BAHSA) program.

2007 earned a graduate diploma in Management Consulting from the Grenoble

Marilyn’s educational journey began in MacEwan’s Rehabilitation Practitioner program. Upon graduation

Second-year nursing student Stephanie Wilkes, M.C. for the grand opening celebration

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Bill Robbins

Graduate School in France. She is currently working on a graduate certificate in Executive Coaching from RRU.

she embarked on a career on the front lines of the

Marilyn credits her educational experience at MacEwan for her leadership success

Government of Alberta, working in numerous capacities with individuals with

and her ability to lead WDACS into a sustainable future. She has a strong belief in

disabilities. Ten years later, she accepted the role of Executive Director for the non-

the credibility of the BAHSA program at the college, and through her commitment

profit organization WDACS in Wetaskiwin. Recognizing that she required education

to leadership development, she is excited about the opportunity to teach, facilitate,

in the areas of administration, leadership, and management, Marilyn enrolled in the

and support the learning of other leaders.

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keeping track of macewan alumni

A glance at alumni and college events

EventsinReview

Whereabouts 1980’s Carol Stevenson-Roy (nee Stevenson) Advertising & Public Relations (1988) Carol would like to let her classmates know that she recently completed her MBA with a specialization in Public Relations and Communications Management at Royal Roads University in British Columbia. Congratulations Carol.

1990’s Jessica Watts Dance Performance (1990) Dance Teacher Training (1992) Since graduating from MacEwan, Jessica has applied and empowered herself to learn, teach and manage all the challenges that come with specialized dance schools for younger children. She credits her success to the experience she gained at the Alvin Alley American Dance Centre in New York, the Cumming School of Dance in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island and as a

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Theatre Arts program March 7-15, 2008 $7 – Adults $5 – Students/seniors www.tixonthesquare.ca

Aristophanes' The Clouds and Marston's The Malcontent Theatre Arts program March 12 -16, 2008 $7 – Adults $5 – Students/seniors www.tixonthesquare.ca

Songwriters' Concert April 6 $7 – Adults $5 – Students/seniors www.tixonthesquare.ca Big Band Concert April 7, 2008 $10 – Adults $8 – Students/seniors www.tixonthesquare.ca

Fine Art Grad Exhibit

Month of Music Guitar Concert March 16

Design Studies Grad Show

Composition Concert March 29

April 19 - 24 Centre for the Arts and Communications

Percussion Concert March 30

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Jazz Choir/Jazz Combo Concert April 5

April 19 – 24 Centre for the Arts and Communications

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Today, Jessica owns her own studio in Calgary, with an enrollment if 300 students! Her aspiration for the future is to write a syllabus that early childhood educators and dance teachers can use to teach children the love of dance in all its forms.

2000’s

Annual general meeting and spring barbeque

Clint Kilkenney

On May 30, 2007, MacEwan’s Alumni Association held a special annual general

Management Studies (2000)

meeting and spring barbeque. The event was held to inform alumni members about

Clint has spent the last two years working as a manager for Big Eagle Services and is proud to be a part of the team responsible for Big Eagle’s top ten placement in Alberta Venture Magazine’s list of Alberta's fastestgrowing companies. Coupled with this, the company’s President and CEO Roger Stokowski was named entrepreneur of the year by the magazine.

the merging of Alumni Association operations with college administration. After the meeting, a celebratory barbeque was held. Former Executive Director Sarah Edwards (centre) thanks outgoing Alumni Association President Scott Kashuba (L) and Association Past President Andrew Ross (R) for their efforts Outgoing board members were recognized for their contributions: (L-R) Patricia Ann Feduk (Alumni Association Board Member), Alva Shewchuk (Alumni Association Board Member), Jocelyn Kaup (Alumni Association Board Member) and Scott Kashuba (Alumni Association President)

AlumniChapters Alumni chapters are an excellent way to get involved and provide an opportunity to give back to the college. They also allow alumni to stay in contact with fellow graduates and together make an impact on their community. Call (780) 497-5543 for more information.

Chapter Contacts Fine Art Rose Clancy clancyr@macewan.ca

Music Sue Stollings macewanmusicalumni@gmail.com

Human Resources Management Lisa Galloway l_g@telusplanet.net If you would be interested in helping to plan, or in attending a program reunion, please contact Lisa Galloway.

Early Childhood Reunion The Early Childhood (EDC) Class of 1982 met at MacEwan’s City Centre Campus on Saturday June 23, 2007 to celebrate the 25th anniversary their graduation from the college. EDC ’82 classmates spent the afternoon enjoying memories and getting reacquainted with classmates, some whom traveled from as far as Ontario, British Columbia and Yellowknife. Laughter was a common theme in many conversations as classmates remembered the days of classes at South Campus. The Class of '82 would like to thank the catering staff for the wonderful refreshments and North Edmonton and St. Albert Family Day homes for their financial support.

UpcomingEvents Mad Hatter’s Gala Sponsored by Bell Canada Saturday, April 26, 2008. Call 497.5542 for details, or to volunteer.

Convocation Thursday June 19, Friday June 20. For more information, or to volunteer, call 497.4273.

The MacEwan Golf Classic Presented by Canadian Tire – Edmonton West Wednesday, June 11, 2008. Call 497.4285 for information or to volunteer.

Information Management and Library Technology

Reunion – Social Services Diploma Class of 1978

Carol Fowler macewanalum@yahoo.ca We are on Facebook! Join us! www.facebook.com/group.php?gid =2374337570

Mark your calendars... Plans are underway for a 30-year program reunion – several staff and graduates have already confirmed their attendance on May 3, 2008 in Edmonton. Join us for an evening of fun and reminiscing. For further details or to confirm your attendance, please contact: Val Parr at (780) 423.0407, v.sparr@hotmail.com or Daniel Stavert at 780.438.6520, dstavert@carf.org.

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teacher of dance and English language in Japan. She credits her solid foundation of skills to the hard work and dedication of the program staff of MacEwan’s Dance program, and is proud to carry on the program’s legacy.

Charlotte Bowman massage@macewan.ca www.macewan.ca/massage A reunited ECD Class of 1982 gathers for a group photo

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Benefits

just for alumni

The Office of Alumni Sercives provides opportunities for alumni to maintain an active affiliation with the college and its communities. As a student who has completed a MacEwan diploma, university transfer or certificate program, you are a college alumnus, and can get involved in many ways. Please contact the Office of Alumni Services for more information about how you can get involved.

Grant MacEwan College Alumni Home and Automobile Insurance Program Meloche Monnex offers preferred rates for home, automobile, travel and small business insurance to MacEwan alumni. To request an on-line quote, visit: www.melochemonnex.com/ macewan or call 1-888-589-5656.

Student Resource Centre Alumni have access to the following services: Job postings are now online at www.macewan.ca. Check out the job postings by clicking on students, college resources, then MacEwan Job Board. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Postings are updated daily. If you are an alumnus who graduated in the past two years, you can take advantage of more personalized services, such as résumé critiques (individual appointments to assist with résumés), interview preparation and job search strategies.

Moving On To keep our alumni up to date on fellow graduates and college programs, MacEwan’s Office of Alumni Services produces this newsletter three times a year. If you are interested in submitting an article that might interest our alumni, or you would like to be

included in the "WhereAbouts" section of the magazine, please call (780) 497-4273 for more information.

4:00 p.m. weekdays and anytime on weekends). For further information, call (780) 497-5852.

Centre for Sport and Wellness

Access to College Facilities

Discount memberships are available for MacEwan alumni.

There are special facility rental rates for MacEwan alumni. Take advantage of reduced rental rates when holding meetings, workshops, seminars, public forums, conferences or special activities at the college (John L. Haar Theatre, MacEwan Centre for Sport and Wellness, and Conservatory of Music excluded). Call (780) 497-4273 for information or to request a guide to facilities and services.

Diploma Frames Specially designed frames with the MacEwan logo can be purchased at Convocation, through any campus bookstore or by contacting the Office of Alumni Services at (780) 497-4273.

LRC Computer and Material Access MacEwan alumni who have graduated from a MacEwan program or have completed a two-year university transfer program have the option of purchasing a LRC card for a $60 per annum fee. Alumni can have borrowing privileges and access to computers (computer use after

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