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Welcome Back!

September is one of our favourite months! The whisper of the memory of summer at our backs instills a warm sense of nostalgia and we look forward to the beautiful palette of colours of the changing leaves, pumpkin spice lattes, cozy sweaters, and of course, Back to School!

Celebrate the season with us and register for one of our many new and upcoming courses that the Office of Extension and Culture at Concordia University of Edmonton (CUE) has to offer. Enhance your Professional Development skills or develop some new ones with our upcoming Change Management, Systems Leadership, or Getting It Right On Renewables courses. Check out our Customizable Training Solutions and the variety of Certificate courses that we offer in partnership with Mount Royal University. Try a new language such as Modern Standard Arabic or gain broader cultural understanding with Introduction to Coptic Studies or relax and unwind by integrating a new Tai Chi practice into your day. 

This year marks an important celebration for CUE. Check out 100 years of our history, stories, upcoming events including a very special CUE 100 Homecoming, including our very own Painting Forward Art Exhibition, and more!

In this edition, you can also meet featured OEC course instructors.
You can find some more of our featured courses below or visit our website for a comprehensive list of what we offer. Sign up today!

In This Edition

Featured Courses
CUE 100 Homecoming Celebration
Centre for Chinese Studies
Testing Centre
Who We Are
Resources

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! 
September 10 - 25, 2021
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September 13, 2021 - January 5, 2022
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September 1 - 30, 2021
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September 14 - November 2, 2021
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September 13, 2021 - January 5, 2022
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October 5 - November 30, 2021
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September 1 - October 22, 2021
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September 7 - October 26, 2021
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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. New dates for fall semester program courses include:

POLICE STUDIES
SOCIAL MEDIA FOR BUSINESS
TECHNICAL WRITING
 
…and many more! See what else we have to offer here.

CUSTOMIZED TRAINING SOLUTIONS

Many organizations look to CUE as a credible and trusted partner in the development and delivery of customized training solutions that provides the real-world education and the return on investment an organization requires to develop a productive workforce.

Offered in a 1/2 day format with flexible start times. To request a customized training schedule, contact extension@concordia.ab.ca
For more information visit here
Offered in a 1/2 day format with flexible start times. To request a customized training schedule, contact extension@concordia.ab.ca.
For more information visit here
Offered in a 1/2 day format with
flexible start times. To request a
customized training schedule,
contact extension@concordia.ab.ca
For more information visit here
CULTURAL STUDIES

Enrich your life with Cultural Studies! Join our talented instructors on a path of self-discovery and experience some of the best that life has to offer.
October 5 - December 21, 2021
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September 13 - December 20, 2021
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September 14 - December 21, 2021
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September 8 - December 8, 2021
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September 7 - November 30, 2021
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September 9 - December 2, 2021
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September 8 - December 8, 2021
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CUE 100 Anniversary: Homecoming Celebration
Save the Date for our Homecoming Celebration

CUE is celebrating 100 years as a community of scholars gathering in Edmonton and growing into the world. Join us for Homecoming 2021 taking place from September 3-5, 2021.

Homecoming 2021 is an in-person celebration of CUE’s past, present, and future, and will be held in accordance with public health protocols. Given the latest projections from the Government of Alberta, we anticipate that we will be able to celebrate together with some measures in place to protect the health and safety of our community.

Homecoming Weekend Events

We are planning for a weekend of fun-filled, family-friendly celebration! Everyone is invited to any or all of the events – the choice is yours.

To view the calendar of events and to RSVP, visit here (from the website)
Learn more about our history, read stories from students, alumni, and staff, browse the photo gallery, and scroll through the timeline for a look back in time!
 
Painting Forward Art Exhibition

On display inside the Huehn Design Thinking Centre (AW 207) from September 1st to 30th, 2021, there are beautiful paintings by students from the Integrative Sketching and Painting (course code: X-ART 01) Extension and Culture course during the Spring 2021 semester in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The title chosen for this exhibition, “Painting Forward”, is to reflect their resiliency during a difficult time, as well as their passion for art and a better tomorrow.
Centre for Chinese Studies
Develop an interest and confidence in learning the Chinese language!

Taking these non-credit Chinese language courses will help you to acquire preliminary knowledge of learning strategies, communicative strategies, resource strategies and interdisciplinary strategies. You will gain introductory Chinese cultural knowledge too, along with preliminary cross-cultural competence and international perspectives.
September 13 - December 20, 2021
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September 7 - December 14, 2021
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September 8 - December 15, 2021
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September 9 - December 16, 2021
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Testing Centre
Our CELPIP Preparation Program has been developed by CELPIP experts to assist test takers to maximize their performance on test day.
November 2 - 7, 2021
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October 19 - 17, 2021
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October 12 - 17, 2021
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September 21 - 26, 2021
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Who We Are
Meet Stephanie Gazzola, instructor of the Program Evaluation for Professionals course!

Stephanie Gazzola is an Edmonton-based evaluator with over ten years of experience in the public and private sector. Stephanie designed Evaluation for Professionals to demonstrate a career-long belief that the tools, principles, and methods of evaluation can be used to improve processes and outcomes across all areas of an organization, by people with different roles and areas of expertise. In Evaluation for Professionals, the key tools of evaluation are made accessible for all professionals, especially those brand new to evaluation. Stephanie Gazzola began her evaluation career as a Masters student at the University of Saskatchewan. Since then, she has earned the Credentialed Evaluator designation from the Canadian Evaluation Society and helped dozens of organizations improve their efficiency and effectiveness. Stephanie looks forward to sharing her knowledge with, and learning from, another cohort of students this fall.
Resources
HOW-TO: ONLINE REGISTRATION
 
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. Voila!

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 extension@concordia.ab.ca and we'll be happy to help!
We Want to Hear from You!
If you have any comments or questions, or if you are interested in becoming an OEC instructor and teaching a course through the OEC at CUE, please contact us at extension@concordia.ab.ca
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