Blog

  1. The Creation of iGiselle – Classical Ballet Meets Contemporary Video Games

    October 22 2014

    Wondering how to save a ballerina from her tragic fate? Find out on Friday, October 24, 2014 at the unveiling of the iGiselle project! “Video games are making it possible to rewrite traditional narratives like never before.” Geoff McMaster (article on … Continue reading

  2. SSHRC Stories and Successes – Nov 5!

    October 15 2014

    Interested in learning more about the great social sciences, humanities and arts research happening at the University of Alberta? The Office of the Vice-President (Research) and the Kule Institute for Advanced Study invite you to a public event celebrating our … Continue reading

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Events

  1. Deadline for Kule Research Cluster applications

    November 03

    10:00 - 11:00 AM

  2. SSHRC - stories and successes

    November 05

    04:30 - 07:30 PM

    CCIS 1-430 / PCL Lounge

    Please join us for an evening of celebration and conversations with recent SSHRC research fund recipients, and special guest: SSHRC's new Associate Vice-President, Future Challenges, Ursula Gobel RSVP requested for reception logistics via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2014-social-sciences-and-humanities-research-council-sshrc-stories-and-successes-tickets-13055000859 Event Summary: Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 4:30-6:30 PM Room 1- 430 CCIS Reception and University of Alberta Press book display to follow

  3. Tomorrow's Ideas, Now: Hacking Social & Cultural Innovation

    November 07

    06:00 - 08:30 PM

    ECHA 2-190 (Friday evening) & 2-100 SUB (Saturday)

    The Undergraduate Research Initiative & the Kule Institute for Advanced Study have partnered this year to host a “hackathon” focused on social and cultural innovation. What’s a hackathon? Traditionally, a hackathon is an event that brings together computer programmers, designers, and project managers to collaborate intensively on software projects to address a specific need. We’re putting our own “offline” twist on this idea: bringing together interdisciplinary teams of undergraduate students to collaborate and develop projects that could address a social or cultural issue of importance to the U of A community. The solutions could involve new technology, but could also be much more varied than a traditional tech-focused hackathon. Tomorrow's Ideas, Now: Hacking Social & Cultural Innovation will take place over two days: Friday, November 7th 6:00-8:30 p.m. ECHA 2-190 Please RSVP here (Keynote open to the public) https://docs.google.com/a/ualberta.ca/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFh6Y3FYc01PT3pXZGJFZjhuVXJQemc6MA Keynote presentation by Rt. Hon. Kim Campbell: "Students as Leaders for Change" (open to the public), followed by an introduction to some potential challenge topics (gathered from various campus organizations) and time for students to network and form teams. Saturday, November 8th 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 2-100 SUB Please RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/a/ualberta.ca/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFh6Y3FYc01PT3pXZGJFZjhuVXJQemc6MA Undergraduate students from across disciplines will come together and work on developing ideas/solutions to address their chosen social/cultural innovation challenge. Facilitators will work with teams and help connect students to potential resources (e.g. funding opportunities, mentorship, courses, etc.) to support their project.

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