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Welcome Spring!

Did you know that April has been written about by poets, songwriters, and authors more often than any other month of the year? Join us on Monday, April 11th to celebrate National Poetry Month for a special reading of selected poetry from around the world! The CSO is back and has announced 3 finalists for the Concerto Competition for Concordia Fellows and everyone is welcome to attend their competition on April 30th! 

Enhance your Professional Development skills or develop some new ones with our upcoming Career Transitions: Career Management & Action Planning, Career Transitions: Professional Communication & Branding, Career Transitions: Networking & Building Professional Relationships or Fundamentals of Cybersecurity courses.

Interested in learning more about Renewable Energy? Our Renewable and Sustainable Energy Management and Getting It Right On Renewables courses will help to equip students with knowledge and skills for a career in the energy sector.

Check out a variety of Certificate courses that we offer in partnership with Mount Royal University. If you’re a music lover and are interested in learning more about a variety of genres, our Classical Music Appreciation and Introduction to Popular Music courses can certainly help to enhance your knowledge. Our brand new Advanced Integrative Sketching and Painting course will help students to learn more about different styles of art and build on their talent!

Our popular Speak Science Simply Program is back and open for registration! Speak Science Simply is a program that was created to combat the misinformation that we come across online every day, and aims to give its participants the tools to break through the chatter, and raise awareness of the value of science and to take control of scientific narratives. You can read more about Speak Science Simply below.

You can find more of our featured courses below or visit our website for a comprehensive list of what we offer. Sign up today!

Featured Courses

Professional Development

Whether you want to enhance your current career or want to launch a new one let us help you develop in-demand skills for a diverse range of professions!

April 1st - 30th , 2022
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April 1st - 30th , 2022
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April 1st - 30th , 2022
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April 1st - 30th , 2022
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April 23rd - June 11th, 2022
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May 3rd - June 21st, 2022
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In proud partnership with Mount Royal University, we offer a variety of courses that can help you towards earning a program certificate. See what else we have to offer here
Languages and Cultural Studies

Enrich your life with Languages and Cultural Studies! Join our talented instructors on a path of self-discovery and experience some of the best that life has to offer.
April 26th - June 28th, 2022
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April 28th - June 30th, 2022
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May 2nd - June 27th, 2022
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Speak Science Simply
Speak Science Simply is an outreach program that aims to provide individuals involved in science and research with the skills and confidence to communicate effectively and share their work with the general public. The program is open to the public, including interested participants from across scientific fields. The modules have been designed and will be delivered by a multidisciplinary team of leaders from across Concordia University of Edmonton and experts in communication, including Take Roots Consulting.
To communicate effectively, the scientific community must ensure messaging is tailored to its audiences, delivering the right message, on the right platform, at the right time. Speak Science Simply has been designed to be applicable across fields and, through eight engaging courses, will provide the foundation and skills needed to connect with government, industry, and the community.
Speak Science Simply Program includes:

Persuasive Science Storytelling Techniques (X-SSS 81)
May 3rd & 10th, 2022

Science Interview Toolkit (X-SSS 82)
May 17th & 24th, 2022

Communicating Data and Statistics to the Public (X-SSS 85)
June 15th & 22nd, 2022

Communicating Science for Policy (X-SSS 86)
June 4th, 2022

Leveraging Social Media for Science (X-SSS 87)
June 9th & 16th, 2022

Science to Business Communication (X-SSS 88)
May 2nd, 16th, & 23rd, 2022
This program is open to all and has no prerequisites. The courses are independent and are not required to be taken sequentially.

To view the full schedule, or to register, click here.

For more program information, please contact for registration information.
National Poetry Month Event 
In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Office of Extension and Culture would like to invite everyone to join us for an exciting opportunity to listen to a selection of poems from around the world at our special event, “Tapestry: A Celebration of World Poetry”.
When: Monday, April 11th at 12:00 pm
Where: Indigenous Knowledge and Research Centre (AW 124)
For more information, please contact:
CSO Concerto Competition for Concordia Fellows
The CSO is pleased to announce the three finalists of the CSO Concerto Competition: Amber Campbell (clarinet), Allan Nelson (violin), and Stephanie Wong (oboe).

The finalists will perform live on Saturday, April 30 starting at 9:30 a.m. in Tegler Centre to compete for a chance to play as a soloist with the orchestra in the 2022-2023 season. The winner will be announced on the same day. 

This is a free event and everyone is welcome to attend.

For more information about this event and the Concordia Symphony Orchestra, contact
Testing Centre
The Testing Centre at CUE has re-opened!

For CAEL exams availability, fees and registration, visit

For CELPIP exams availability, fees and registration, visit

Find out more about the  CELPIP Preparation program here.
For IELTS exams availability, fees and registration, visit
Planning Your Visit 
Concordia University of Edmonton continues to follow Alberta’s public health guidance and prioritize the health and safety of the CUE Community. To read the latest COVID-19 update from President and Vice-Chancellor Dr.Tim Loreman, please visit here. If you have and questions or concerns about your visit to campus, please contact us at:


2nd - World Autism Awareness Day
2nd - Ramadan
7th - World Health Day
10th - Palm Sunday
15th - Passover (campus closed) 
15th - Good Friday (campus closed)
17th - Easter Sunday
18th - Easter Monday (campus closed) 
22nd - Earth Day
27th - Administrative Professionals’ Day

Campus will be closed April 15th - 18th, 2022 for the Spring Holiday. 
Who We Are
Meet Jamie Myers-Riczu, instructor of the X-MUE 01 Classical Music Appreciation and X-MUE 03 Introduction to Popular Music courses!
Jamie Meyers-Riczu is a researcher and instructor currently based in Edmonton, Alberta. She recently graduated with her PhD from the University of Alberta with a dissertation on Romantic-era expressions of heroic masculinity and creative genius in Liszt's symphonic poems. When she isn't learning about Liszt, Jamie appeals to her prairie roots and explores female arts patronage in early Prairie settlements. Beyond research and teaching, Jamie enjoys capturing the beauty of people, places, and objects through photography.
Meet Stephanie Gillis-Paaulgard, instructor of the X-SKL 21 Email Marketing - Generating Warms Leads & Revenue course!
Stephanie describes herself as a coffee-loving, story-telling, goal-smashing entrepreneur.  Her natural high energy, coupled with +20 years as a public relations & marketing strategist, creates the perfect mix to share concepts in a practical and interactive way.

Picking which class to take is the hardest part! Registering for a course with OEC is as easy as 1-2-3: create your account, select your courses, and process your payments. Voilà!

To create your account with CUE, you will need your Alberta Student Number (ASN) handy. Don't know your ASN or don't have one? You can request one here.

Need help with our online course selector? Watch this step-by-step guide on our website. Still need help? Feel free to email us at and we'll be happy to help!
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