Mountain Mixer
Dec
15
5:00 pm17:00

Mountain Mixer

  • Horowitz Theatre Lounge

Relax over light refreshments after the Mountain Symposium while discussing the previous events of the Festival and connect with other mountain enthusiasts, Symposium panelists, and Festival sponsors. 

Mountain Symposium - VIDEO AVAILABLE
Dec
15
1:00 pm13:00

Mountain Symposium - VIDEO AVAILABLE

  • Horowitz Theatre

The Canadian Mountain Network is hosting the Mountain Symposium to bring mountain community members and mountain researchers together to engage with and learn from each other. Symposium Attendees will have the opportunity to work in breakout groups to generate research questions and suggest solutions to the panelists’ identified concerns.

Alpine Art Show
Dec
15
12:00 pm12:00

Alpine Art Show

  • Horowitz Theatre Lounge

The Alpine Art Show showcases the work of Canadian artists and University of Alberta students on the 2016 United Nations' International Mountain Day theme, "Mountain cultures: celebrating diversity and strengthening identity".

Winter Solstice 2016
Dec
14
4:30 pm16:30

Winter Solstice 2016

  • Faculty Club Saskatchewan Room

The Winter Solstice is an annual social event, which brings together the northern research community from the University, senior administration, partners and stakeholders from government, industry, and the engaged public. In conjunction with the social event, UAlberta Press will launch 2 books throughout the evening. 

Spirit of the Mountains — Northern Indigenous Stories of Place - VIDEO AVAILABLE JANUARY 2017
Dec
13
6:00 pm18:00

Spirit of the Mountains — Northern Indigenous Stories of Place - VIDEO AVAILABLE JANUARY 2017

  • 1-140 Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science

Mountains play a significant role for northern Indigenous peoples through storytelling.  Stories of their hardship as well as their celebratory accounts of their people demonstrate an innate connection to land and place; places of their ancestors through their various stories of origin.

Bison in the Mountains: Panel discussion of Banff National Park reintroduction program - VIDEO AVAILABLE
Dec
12
6:30 pm18:30

Bison in the Mountains: Panel discussion of Banff National Park reintroduction program - VIDEO AVAILABLE

  • 1-430 Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science

The Mountain Festival Welcome will feature a short introductory presentation from the Canadian Mountain Network followed by the evening's keynote presentation on the history of bison conservation, from the rescue of the species from extinction, to its return as an ecological force.

The Last Mooseskin Boat
Dec
12
6:00 pm18:00
NWT

The Last Mooseskin Boat

  • Aurora Research Institute

Learn about the making of a moose skin boat, honouring the history of the Mountain Dene people. These boats, made out of moose hide dried and stretched over a wooden frame, were used for generations to transport people and trade goods from mountainous regions to trading centres. 

This Wild Spirit: Redux
Dec
6
Jan 7

This Wild Spirit: Redux

  • Fine Arts Building Gallery, 1-1 Fine Arts Building, University of Alberta

This Wild Spirit: Redux is an abridged installation of This Wild Spirit: Women in the Rocky Mountains of Canada, exhibited by the FAB Gallery in March 2008 marking the University of Alberta’s Centenary.