Alumni Weekend

Saturday, September 20

Observatory Public Viewing

All UAlberta alumni and friends are welcome to join us for views of planets, stars, star clusters, interstellar gas, and a neighbouring galaxy.  In the afternoon, we'll use safe solar filters to view the Sun with our telescopes.  If the sky is cloudy, enjoy fun presentations about astronomy and scenic views of campus and the city from the outdoor observatory deck. 

Time: Noon - 2 p.m. & 8 - 10 p.m.
Location: Observatory, 5th Floor CCIS (SW Corner)
Cost: Free

No Registration Required

Dino Lab Open House

Did you know the very first dinosaurs to be put on public display in Alberta were here at the U of A in 1935?  See how dinosaurs are prepared and preserved, touch real dinosaur bones, and learn about the paleontology work currently being done by students and reserachers at the U of A.

Time: Noon - 3 p.m.
Location: CW 004 (basement of Biological Sciences Building - follow the dinosaur footprints!)
Cost: Free

No Registration Required

Department of Computing Science Public Open House

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Department of Computing Science - the first established in Canada - we will be opening our doors to showcase our five decades of research and innovation.  Learn how the technology frontier has changed and see what's on the horizon.

Time: Noon - 4 p.m.
Location: Athabasca Hall (enter at main entrance)
Cost: Free

No Registration Required

Department of Computing Science 50th Anniversary Celebration

Computing Science alumni are invited to a special celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Department of Computing Science - the first established in Canada.  Toast each of the department's five decades of history with fellow computing science alumni over dinner and drinks at this exclusive gala.

Time: 6 - 8 p.m.
Location: CCIS South Atrium
Cost: $50

Registration required - Register Now!

Friday, September 19

Faculty of Science Dean's Reception

All Faculty of Science alumni and guests are invited to attend this special reception hosted by Dean Jonathan Schaeffer.  Don't miss this chance to reunite with your classmates and to learn what's new in science.  As a special part of this year's gathering, we will also be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Department of Computing Science - the first in Canada, featuring computing science alumnus Murray Campbell ('79 BSc, '81 MSc),  one of the IBM programmers who engineered the computer Deep Blue's 1997 victory over the reigning world chess champion Garry Kasparov.

Time: 5 - 7 p.m.
Location: CCIS South Atrium
Cost: Free

Registration required - Register Now!

Geoscience Garden Guided Tour

Designed to provide geology students with basic lessons in preparation of their Field Studies, the Geoscience Garden is also a public space where you can learn about our Alberta geological heritage.  Join us for a guided tour of the Geoscience Garden, open to all.

Time: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Meet at CCIS 1-001 (Student Services Office)
Cost: Free

No Registration Required

Observatory Public Viewing

Join us for views of planets, stars, star clusters, interstellar gas, and a neighbouring galaxy.  If the sky is cloudy, enjoy fun presentations about astronomy and scenic views of campus and the city from the outdoor observatory deck.

Time: 8 - 10 p.m.
Location: Observatory, 5th Floor CCIS (SW Corner)
Cost: Free

No Registration Required