Date: Monday, November 20, 2017
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Presenter: Nelson Fok
Indoor Air Quality and Your Health
Edmonton and Alberta have overall very good ambient air quality but this does not mean we are always breathing in clean air. We spent more than 85% of our time indoors, and indoor pollutants can come in many shapes and forms. This presentation will provide a quick review of common indoor air pollutants, from the use of candles to humidifiers, from the type of vacuum cleaners you should use to how to control dust mites and other pest allergens in the home setting. Should you get your furnace air ducts cleaned every year or upgrade your furnace filter? This presentation will summarize research findings on all these issues. Know the facts on indoor air quality before you buy an air cleaner.
Nelson Fok is the Assistant Director and Adjunct Professor of Public Health at Concordia University of Edmonton, teaching courses on risk assessment, waste management and water quality. He is also an advisor to the National Collaboration Center for Environmental Health, on their evidence-base review documents. Until recently, he was the Provincial Manager, Scientific Advisory Team for Environmental Public Health at Alberta Health Services in Edmonton. He is a certified Public Health Inspector, and received his Master of Science degree from the Department of Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta.
Students, Faculty and Staff are welcome to attend one of the Active Shooter Response training sessions. This is where you learn the best response to this type of occurrence. Participants are welcome to bring lunch.
Active Shooter Response Training Dates:
September 11 at 12:00 in HA015
September 15 at 12:00 in HA015
Concordia University of Edmonton takes the safety and security of its stakeholders seriously. We conduct Active Shooter Response drills which include all people on campus, students, faculty, staff, contractors and any guests.
Even though it is extremely unlikely that any of us will ever face such a tragedy, we are firmly committed to being prepared, so that if the unthinkable happens, anywhere, we all will have a better response.
The drill which will be held around lunchtime on September 20 is optional. If you do not want to participate you can go to G305, our opt-out room.
The Focus on Women Research Cluster
warmly invites you to join us for a short presentation, entitled,
“An Exchange of Words and Women”:
Inuit author Mitiarjuk and the journey of her novel, Sanaaq.
By Vice-President Academic and Provost, Valerie Henitiuk, who was recently appointed to her senior administrative position at CUE with an academic appointment as Full Professor in the Department of Literature and Language.
Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Room HA 310
The presentation will be followed by a short organizational meeting for Cluster Members and Friends.
A reminder to all faculty, sessional instructors, staff and students of CUE who are wishing to park on campus that they must register with Precise ParkLink for the upcoming year as Payroll deduction is no longer available.
Effective September 1, 2017 payment arrangements can be made directly with Precise Parklink. Please note that if you already have an existing account from the last year you do not need to create a new one. Simply contact email@example.com and provide your name on the previous account, what type of stall you are requesting, and verify that your contact information is up to date. You may keep your current vehicle hangtag.
If you do not have an account and wish to arrange for a parking stall and hangtag please register at concordia.preciseparklink.ca.
More information on payment can be found on the parking webpage.
Reserved Parking Passes:
Random Parking Passes are valid in any unreserved stall 24/7.
Faculty, sessional instructors, staff, and students may choose to use the daily option of parking by using the parking meters located throughout the parking lots.
Parking term options for Faculty, Sessional Instructors and Staff are:
If you do not cancel your parking one calendar month prior to the renewal date you will be charged for a full term (monthly, term, or annual) again. If you commence parking mid-month you will be charged for the full month. Refunds will only be issued if you resign mid-term or your employment has ended unexpectedly. Parking tags are not transferable. You may assign up to three (3) license plate numbers to your parking tag.
Parking term options for Students are:
For students, Northland “Z” passes are valid in the Concordia lots from 6:00 PM to 6:00 AM Monday to Friday and all day Saturday, Sunday and statutory holidays.
If there is another vehicle in your reserved stall you are to park in any unreserved parking stall and advise ParkLink immediately at 1-877- 426-0007. Respecting our community partners is very important and we ask that you not park in the community around campus.
Some people have noticed their Apple devices have have had the Alertus app deactivated. Alertus believes it relates to the way the iOS operating system cleans up when a device’s storage space is low. They are working on a solution and anticipate a fix in early August.
In the meantime, if you have encountered these issues, it is recommended that you re-register with the mobile app.
Alertus messages will continue to be received by desktop computers and digital signage on campus in addition to any mobile app.
Happy Summer from the Athletics Department!
It’s THAT time of year and once again, Thunder Athletics will be running our K-days Parking Scholarship fundraiser from Friday, July 21st to Sunday, July 30th (inclusive).
As in past years, if you possess an annual parking pass from Concordia Parking Services, simply present this to the parking attendants in order to access the parking lot. The only difference between K-days parking and that of the rest of the school year is if you normally have a reserved parking space, it will NOT be valid for this ten day period. We will be observing ‘first come, first served’ parking procedures so please just park in the most convenient space available to you if your regular spot is occupied. If you are teaching a summer session class please inform your students that they too, will need to present their parking passes to the attendants.
Please note that the Concordia K-days parking ‘gates’ will open at 11 AM each morning and be in effect until 11 PM each evening. IF you or your students will be coming on campus before that time, then the same parking rules and rates that are in effect the rest of the year will be enforced. (i.e. hourly parking passes will still be available from the Precise ParkLink ticket kiosks). If you have students or other visitors that will be on campus during this period, please let them know that they will need to specify to the attendants that they are here on ‘Concordia business’ and that they are not attending K-days. Having said that, any and all visitors to campus who wish to contribute to Concordia and to Thunder Athletics Scholarships would certainly be encouraged to purchase a K-days pass. Such contributions would be most welcome and greatly appreciated!
Just as we did last year to help ensure that traffic flows more smoothly, all vehicles entering campus after 11 AM will be directed to the entrance at the south end of 73rd street, adjacent to the southwest corner of the soccer field. All vehicles leaving campus will be directed to exit from the access road that runs between the northwest corner of the soccer field and the Ralph King Athletic Centre. The establishment of this ‘one way’ routing is for everyone’s safety and will also enable us to keep more accurate usage statistics which in turn, will allow us to improve the efficiency of this service in years to come.
For further clarification, you’ll find here a campus map showing the entry and exit points.
The rates to park at K-Days for 2017 will be $15 per day per vehicle (which is $5 less than across the street).
Thank you in advance to everyone for your cooperation. Although it presents a minor inconvenience for 10 days, the money raised is sincerely appreciated by both the student-athletes who receive scholarships and by the coaches and Athletics admin staff who are aided in the recruiting process by having scholarship money to offer and subsequently able to maintain a highly competitive athletics program.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact Nathaniel MacLellan (Game Day & Events Coordinator) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you again for your patience and support.
Athletics Director, Department of Athletics
Director, School of Physical Education & Wellness, Faculty of Education
We reached an important milestone in the construction of our new Centre for Science Research and Innovation this week. Concrete was poured for the top floor!
This means that the external structure is nearing completion! Going forward, to view the progress of the building, you’ll have to look higher to see emerging second floor pillars. Completion of the roof is expected to happen in early August.
The project is on schedule for the March 31, 2018 completion date and is going well. Thanks to ongoing great work by the people at Delnor, Janusz Najfeldt and his design team, and the project managers at Cyrcorp!
Don’t forget to follow the progress of the construction via our Facebook page too.
Our new Centre for Science, Research and Innovation building is taking shape!
This morning, the man who threatened a staff member last week returned to our campus. Security responded immediately, and he left after threatening the security guards and damaging some property. If you see this man call 911 immediately and have a friend contact security 780-479-8761 or 5555 from an internal phone. Do not interact with him and leave the area.
As a result, security measures are being enhanced on campus for the next week. Only the Hole Academic Centre main doors and the Ralph King Athletic Centre doors will remain unlocked during working hours. All perimeter doors to campus will be locked. Also, another security guard will be contracted for the next week.
Please note, if you see this man call 911 immediately and contact security 780 479 8761 or 5555 from an internal phone. Do not interact with this individual. Leave the area immediately.
Ensuring your safety is our top priority.
Please do not hesitate to contact Andrew Sterne ext 311 if you should have any concerns.
Ensuring your safety is our top priority. We are informing you that one of our staff was confronted by the man in the photo below. He pulled out a knife in a threatening manner, with no provocation from our staff member. Fortunately, our staff member was able to get away safely, and the man is no longer on campus.
If you see this man, please stay away from him and call 911 immediately. If someone else is with you, have them call security on 780 479 8761 or 5555 from an internal phone.
Providing a safe, secure campus and learning environment for all students, faculty and staff is of top priority to Concordia University of Edmonton and we take incidents such as this very seriously. Extensive security measures are in place to help us maintain a safe campus.
Please do not hesitate to contact Andrew Sterne ext 311 should you have any concerns.