Friday, October 20

Electronics Roundup

North of the Students’ Union Building

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Bring your obsolete and unused personal computers or electronic equipment to be recycled. Shanked Computer Recycling Inc. will collect your items proper e-waste recycling.

Personal items only. University of Alberta owned or inventory-tagged items will not be accepted. All electronics will receive data wipe certification, however, it is strongly recommended you remove sensitive information from equipment before disposal to ensure your personal security.

Acceptable items: Personal computers, laptops, monitors (CRT and LCD), televisions, circuit boards, peripherals (mouse, keyboard, speakers), printers, fax machines, mobile phones, ink and toner cartridges, medical equipment. View a complete list of acceptable items.

Computers that can be refurbished will be donated to Computers for Schools.

Organizer: Facilities and Operations (Energy Management and Sustainable Operations, Buildings and Grounds Services)

Tour: Nature Walk with John Acorn

Meet at Saskatchewan Drive and 116 St.

10 to noon

Join “the Nature Nut,” naturalist John Acorn, for a stroll through the paths surrounding the University of Alberta, learning about the plants and animals living close to campus.

Please register (space is limited)

Organizer: Office of Sustainability

Bikes and the City: Part II


Meet at Bike Library (SAB 1-13)

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This will be a three-hour, leisurely ride to downtown Edmonton led by cycling educator Karly Coleman. Cyclists will use a mix of road types, including bike lanes, multi-use paths, as well as low and higher traffic streets. Skills learned in Bikes and the City: Part I will be put to good use!

Functioning bicycle and helmet required. Lunch stop planned, so please bring lunch money.

Bicycling is an inexpensive, environmentally-friendly travel option well suited to urban areas. But we all know that cycling in the city can sometimes feel bewildering and complex. Remove the mystery! Learn everything you need to know bike safely and confidently in the city.

Please register (space is limited)

Organizer: Sustain SU

Tour: Model Green Lab

Meet at South Academic Building (SAB 1-36).

Noon to 1 p.m.

See first-hand how best practices and innovations have transformed several University of Alberta laboratories into exemplary green labs. These are working labs, conducting research in medical, chemical and biological sciences. But they have also distinguished themselves by integrating safe, sustainable practices and environmentally-friendly devices into their daily work. Come check out the equipment and systems, and meet some of the lab workers who prioritize sustainability in their work.

Please register (space is limited)

Organizer: Office of Sustainability

Tour: Urban Beekeeping

MacEwan University

Noon to 1:15 p.m.

Learn about pollinators, food security, and urban beekeeping during a guided visit to MacEwan’s bee hotel and rooftop beehives. There will not be direct contact with the honey bee hives as the rooftop is viewed from a classroom. However, there will be honey samples! (Please notify staff of allergies.)

Part of the tour will be outdoors (weather permitting), please dress appropriately.

Please register (space is limited)

Organizer: MacEwan University

Ethical Consumption

Education Centre South (Ed 128)

2 to 3:20 p.m.

Can you, as a consumer, make more ethical choices to address inequalities throughout the market economy? Learn how you can help close the inequality gap. There are opportunities available both in Canada and abroad, including internships and volunteering with World University Service of Canada.

Organizer: World University Service of Canada

Tanya Talaga: Seven Fallen Feathers

MacEwan University’s Theatre Lab (Allard Hall, 11110 104 Avenue)

7 to 8:30 p.m.

Using a sweeping narrative focusing on the lives of the students, in Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern City award-winning investigative journalist Tanya Talaga delves into the history of a small northern city that has come to manifest Canada’s long struggle with human rights violations against Indigenous communities.

Purchase tickets (As part of LitFest, this event is ticketed at $12)

Organizers: LitFest, Canada’s Original Nonfiction Festival