MacEwan U: These 29 virtual events will cost you $0 to attend
From drag makeup tutorials to youth conferences and final exam study tips, there is an event* for everyone this month.
Kick off March with MacEwan University’s Pride Week — starting with today’s Opening Ceremonies and Caretakers of History Ethics and Storytelling with Writer in Residence. For more Pride Week events and exhibits on topics like inclusive housing, drag makeup tutorials, and resistance of police violence at MacEwan.ca/PrideWeek.
We urge you to take a virtual walkthrough of the Mitchell Art Gallery’s latest exhibition, Dress & Escapism: Performance of Identity through Drag and Burlesque Costume — on until March 27. Follow up your tour with a conversation with curator Josée Chartrand as part of Identity Through Dress: Dressing The Little Deputy (March 3) with special guests writer/director Trevor Anderson, designer Nicole Bach and dressmaker Joanna Johnston.
After a poetry reading and discussion by writer/creative facilitator Amber Dawn on March 5, Pride Week concludes with Fruit Loop’s live-streamed grand finale drag/burlesque show.
Careers and Experience is hosting two virtual Get to Work Career Fairs for students and alumni in health and nursing on March 3 and social and human services on March 10. Be sure to register to attend.
If you don’t have the credentials to start a new career just yet, you might want to check out one of MacEwan’s degree, diploma or certificate programs. Learn all about them during virtual Info Session Week from March 1 to 6. If you’re interested in learning more about one (or more) of MacEwan’s degree, diploma or certificate programs, each session is happening online. And if thinking about careers has you feeling stressed, join MacEwan Residence’s Yoga and Meditation Workshop on March 9.
MacEwan hosts oskaya êkiskwayihtamowin osihcikêwin Indigenous Youth Rising Conference on March 9, inviting Indigenous youth from across Canada to explore educational and career opportunities.
Join the Eating Disorder Support Network of Alberta and MacEwan’s Wellness and Psychological Services (WPS) on March 10 for Life Beyond the Diet: Learning to Find Freedom With Food and Body. And on March 24, WPS and the National Eating Disorder Information Centre invite you to learn how to spot the signs and support someone affected with eating disorders.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Week begins March 15. Tune into the Picture a Scientist film screening and EDI in Action, a virtual panel about how equity, diversity and inclusion is practiced at MacEwan, and on March 17, watch a panel discussion with Black Canadians sharing how they educate and address racism in their personal lives.
On March 17, YEG Art + Feminism: Research Sprint Wikipedia Edit-a-thon needs your help building upon a crowdsourced list of queer artists and art history and identifying sources that can be used to create and edit previously identified Wikipedia pages. The grande finale edit-a-thon event is on March 24. Learn more about how this project got started last year.
Then if you’re looking for a little weekend entertainment, don’t miss the jazz-influenced Guitar Band Concert on March 21.
Interested in business analysis? The School of Continuing Education is offering a free webinar to help you explore your analytical thinking and problem solving skills on March 24.
The Department of Sociology and WPS host Dr. Alissa Overend on March 29 for a conversation about food beyond the context of calories. Read more about Dr. Overend’s research.
That brings us to the end of March, so you know exams are around the corner. MacEwan Residence has got your back in this virtual event about studying tips — like how to use procrastination to your advantage.