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Addressing anti-Black racism

2020/06/03 – 8:35 am

These last few days have been an unfortunate reminder of the reality anti-Black racism plays in our lives. The scenes unfolding in the U.S. and Canada are undoubtedly having a direct impact on our Black students and colleagues. It is important that we support our community members and maintain a commitment to address racial discrimination in all its forms. To be responsive to this need, the Office of Human Rights, Diversity and Equity is currently adapting its anti-discrimination response training to be accessible through virtual delivery.

Should you wish to have access to the information right away, please email me directly at

If you or your students are looking for resources to understand anti-Black racism and how we can address it, consider the following resources:

For further resources, information or support, please contact the Office of Human Rights, Diversity and Equity at


Irfan Chaudhry
Director, Office of Human Rights, Diversity and Equity

Be an innovative leader who can handle conflict

2020/06/03 – 8:30 am

Managing Workplace Conflict
Conflict can be stressful but when managed correctly it can become a steppingstone to innovation. Become a leader who can effectively manage conflict …

Online writing help for students available

2020/06/03 – 8:30 am

Students can continue to submit essays online to receive written feedback on their writing within one to three business days. Share the link to our …

Unconscious Bias workshop module now available on Blackboard

2020/06/03 – 8:30 am

This module provides an overview of how unconscious bias can seep into everyday interactions and explores what we can do to build the capacity to …

Strengthen your communication skills

2020/06/03 – 8:30 am

Project Stakeholder, Resources and Communications Management
Good communication is essential as a project manager or any role you are in. Sign up for Project Stakeholder, Resources …

Fall 2020 delivery

2020/06/03 – 8:30 am

Over the past several weeks, MacEwan University has been exploring various scenarios for delivery of courses and services for the Fall 2020 term. This week, …

New creative online courses available now!

2020/06/03 – 8:30 am

Starting Your Creative Business – new course coming June 9!
Do you have a creative side that fuels you? Share it with the world and become …

May 29 budget update

2020/06/03 – 8:30 am

As you may recall from my previous messages, the Board of Governors was scheduled to receive a recommendation to approve the University’s 2020/21 budget and …

Academic leadership updates

2020/06/03 – 8:30 am

Dear Colleagues,
The last several months have brought with them unprecedented challenges, and I am pleased to update you on some administrative changes that will help …

Policy feedback: Final Assessments Policy and Student Deferrals and Assessments Procedure

2020/05/27 – 8:30 am

The Final Assessments Policy is being revised and a new Student Deferrals and Assessments Procedure is being proposed. Both policy documents have been posted for …

COVID-19 update: Online security

2020/05/27 – 8:30 am

Cyber attacks have continued to increase during the COVID-19 pandemic. This difficult situation provides new avenues for attackers to exploit, and the proliferation of phishing attacks …

PeopleTools 8.57 upgrade and financial transactions

2020/05/27 – 8:30 am

On June 7, 2020 MacEwan will be upgrading to PeopleTools 8.57 which enables and supports the use of PeopleSoft.
To maximize the success of this upgrade, …

Welcome to the new manager, academic advising

2020/05/27 – 8:30 am

I am delighted to announced that Karen Ravagnolo has been appointed to the position of manager, academic advising, effective July 1, 2020. Karen has spent …

Teaching Innovation Fund – deadline is May 30

2020/05/27 – 8:30 am

To support the development of innovative approaches to teaching and learning, and to foster a culture of collaboration, interdisciplinarity, and knowledge-sharing, the Teaching Innovation Funding …

Network outage – May 30

2020/05/27 – 8:30 am

There will be a network outage between 6 p.m., Saturday, May 30, and 12 a.m., Sunday, May 31.
During the outage, the following will be inaccessible:

Blackboard …

PeopleSoft applications outage: June 6 to 8

2020/05/27 – 8:30 am

All PeopleSoft applications will undergo a scheduled outage starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 6 to Monday, June 8 at 8 a.m. to implement …

Canada Life resources to support your well-being

2020/05/27 – 8:30 am

Canada Life is offering several free webinars and tools to help support plan members during the pandemic. Read more about the resources here.

MAG: Art From Here

2020/05/27 – 8:30 am

As part of Art From Here — an ongoing collaborative project between the Mitchell Art Gallery, Latitude 53, Ociciwan Contemporary Art Centre and Snap Gallery — …

Budget update: Questions and answers

2020/05/27 – 8:30 am

The budget questions and answers have been updated on
You can continue to submit your questions to or by using the anonymous MacEwan University …

2019/20 Financial year end deadline schedule and notes

2020/05/27 – 8:30 am

As we approach the end of the 2020 fiscal year, it is important to ensure that the university closes its accounting records and prepares financial …

Library lending for faculty and staff

2020/05/27 – 8:30 am

While the library’s space and access to the library’s shelves remain closed, MacEwan faculty and staff are still able to borrow physical items (e.g. books, …

Policy feedback: Student Discipline Policy

2020/05/27 – 8:30 am

Rescission of the Student Discipline Policy is being proposed. The proposal has been posted for feedback on the policies page on Faculty, staff and …

May is Mental Health Month

2020/05/20 – 8:31 am

Lifeworks by Morneau Shepell, MacEwan’s Employee and Family Assistance provider, has launched a microsite called “A stable mindset in an unstable world,” to provide support …

Upcoming training for expense and requisitions

2020/05/20 – 8:30 am

Expense Procurement and Contract Services (EPACS) invites you to attend one of our upcoming training sessions. These sessions are geared toward new or infrequent users …

PeopleSoft outage

2020/05/20 – 8:30 am

All PeopleSoft applications will undergo a scheduled outage from Saturday, June 6 at 8 a.m. to Monday, June 8 at 8 a.m. to implement an …

Moving Your Face-to-face Course Online Quickly

2020/05/20 – 8:30 am

This virtual course gives faculty the tools they need to move a full face-to-face course to an online format by providing insight about teaching online, …

Be an innovative leader

2020/05/20 – 8:30 am

Managing Workplace Conflict
Conflict can be stressful, but when managed correctly it can become a stepping stone to innovation. Become a leader who can effectively manage …