Arts Buzz: April 10, 2017 | Work of Arts
Arts Buzz: April 10, 2017 | Work of Arts

Arts Buzz: April 10, 2017

A weekly roundup of Arts news and must-see events

This week in Arts Buzz: it’s almost Easter, and we have a full basket of treats this week – some musical, and some food for thought (and yes, that means chocolate!).  


› The Wirth Institute invites you to their special Easter-themed Central European Cafe on Tuesday, April 11, 2 – 3:30 p.m., in the Student Lounge (Arts & Convocation Hall). Rumour has it there might be a chocolate egg or two (along with their usual Austrian-style pastries, coffee, and tea)!

› The Drama 391 Production Lab Installation exhibit will feature the work of the Department of Drama’s technical theatre class, featuring an original artistic installation piece inspired by a quote, idea, theme or concept. Tuesday, April 11, 2 – 5 p.m., Second Playing Space, Timms Centre for the Arts. All are welcome!


› The next Keywords: dialogues in sociology brings you ALIENATION. Panelists will dialogue with each other and with attendees about such questions as: what defines alienation, how is it affecting society or our lives? Does alienation extend beyond capitalism? Tuesday, April 11 from 10:30 – 12 p.m., Arts Lounge.


› Join the Department of Political Science in welcoming visiting fellow Mark Johnson, who will be giving a public lecture on the topic of gambling and gaming. “Blurring the Boundaries between Video Games and Gambling: China, the West, and the Future of Commercialised Play,” will take place Tuesday, April 11 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m., Senate Chamber, 326 Arts & Convocation Hall.

› The Department of Political Science invites you to Progressive Futures in Canada and Australia, a day-long workshop  with discussions on the future of social democracy, Indigenous sovereignties and decolonization, and energy transitions and progressive politics. Tuesday, April 11 from 9 – 4 p.m., Tory 14-28.  RSVP here for lunch

Sound Studies Initiative is pleased to invite you to their upcoming final @Noon Presentation of the year: “Synergy-Symphony: A Counterpoint of voices from Canada, ” featuring students from Music 508 on Canadian Music, Wednesday, April 10, from 12 – 1 p.m., 3-47 Arts Building. 

› The next Kule Connect Cafe on Thursday, April 13 at 4 p.m. will bring together researchers interested in the theme of life stories and migration. A short team presentation about the “Making the Move: Reading Memoirs of Migration” project will be followed at 4:30 p.m. by a research story sharing exercise. Arts Lounge. To RSVP click here


› The Department of English and Film Studies concludes its Responsible Relations year-end series of events (featuring acclaimed Indigenous writers Maria Campbell and Leanne Betasamosake Simpson) with a round-table on Indigenous land-based education on Monday, April 10 from 2:30 – 4 p.m., Pembina Hall 2-06, followed by a graduate seminar with Leanne Simpson on Tuesday, April 11 from 9 – 11 a.m., (pre-registration required, please email:


› Dr. Peter Savaryn (’55 BA, ’56 LLB), a friend to the University of Alberta and one of the founders of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (CIUS), passed away peacefully on April 6. Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of this great Canadian. Read more about his life here. 

› The Aga Khan’s gift of $25 million creates spectacular new Islamic garden for research and learning at the University of Alberta Botanic Garden, in honour of the partnership between the University of Alberta and the Aga Khan University. 

› In the next Department of English and Film Studies short video showcasing the research of their academic staff, we feature professor and poet Christine Stewart’s Underbridge Project: What does it mean to be in Edmonton, in Canada, in Treaty Six land? Watch Christine’s video here: 

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