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Social Intercourse: May 16, 2022

As the weather heats up, there's a variety of events to attend both inside and outside!

In our weekly column Social Intercourse, we share our picks for notable things happening on campus and in Edmonton. Check out all these amazing local events!

What: Innovation Week: Satellite Imagery

When: May 19 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Virtual
Admission: Free

To celebrate Innovation Week at the University of Alberta, Wyvern, which is a company founded by U of A alumni and students, has been invited to speak. Callie Lissinna, Wyvern’s COO and co-founder, will be talking about their space telescope’s innovative technology and how it makes satellite imagery commercially accessible.

What: Eric J. Hanson Lecture 2022

When: May 19 at 4:00 p.m.
Where: Alberta School of Business 2-09
Admission: Free

This year’s lecture focuses on the benefits and disadvantages of applying psychology to public policy changes. The lecture features Professor Paul Ferraro who works with change-makers to develop evidence-based programs for societal problems.

What: The Shean Piano Competition

When: May 20 to 21
Where: Muttart Hall, Alberta College Campus
Admission: $10 per day

The Shean Piano Competition provides competitors the opportunity to win $8,000 in prize money and play with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at a later date. If music is up your alley, this is for you!

What: UABSA Soccer Tournament: May Madness

When: May 21 from 12:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Lister Hall Field
Admission: Free

This is a soccer tournament being held by the U of A Black Students’ Association to fundraise. Even if you aren’t a fan of soccer, or sports in general, there will be other entertainment that’s sure to please — like barbecue, carnival minigames, and concession stands!

Jin He

Jin is the 2022-23 Production Editor at The Gateway. She previously served as the 2021-22 Production Editor. She is in her third year studying chemistry and biology. If not sleeping, she can often be found supporting local artisans and sporting some wicked earrings.

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