Spring has sprung, and what better way to enjoy the sunshine than by learning about the music that shaped us with Classical Music Appreciation and Introduction to Popular Music! Join us for an Info Session to learn more about these exciting courses! Also in this month’s issue of the OEC Newsletter, we are featuring a few of the great people whose dedication and passion for community growth are reflected in their contributions to the OEC.

The Speak Science Simply Program is in full bloom too, as this month’s course arms its students with the necessary tools to conduct scientific interviews!

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 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

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! 
May 26 – August 13, 2021
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Section 4: April 1 – 30, 2021
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Section 3: May 1 – June 19, 2021
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Section 1: May 4 – June 22, 2021
Section 2: September 14 – November 2, 2021
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April 26 – April 28, 2021
or by request

Learn more and register for April here
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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.
Upcoming program courses include:
…and many more! See what else we have to offer here!

Enrich your life with Music and Culture! Join our talented instructors on a path of self-discovery and experience some of the best that life has to offer.
April 27 – June 29, 2021
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April 28 – June 30, 2021
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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 will be open to the public, including interested participants from across scientific fields, and will be led by a multidisciplinary team from Concordia University of Edmonton’s Faculties of Science and Education with the support of leaders from the institution and experts in communication.

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 8 courses:
  • X-SSS 82 Speak Science Simply: Science Interview Toolkit 
    April 20 - May 4, 2021
  • X-SSS 83 Speak Science Simply: Navigating Scientific Controversy
    May 11 – May 25, 2021
  • X-SSS 84 Speak Science Simply: Writing Science Simply & Succinctly 
    June 1 – June 15, 2021
  • X-SSS 85 Speak Science Simply: Communicating Data and Statistics to the Public 
    June 16 –June 23, 2021
  • X-SSS 86 Speak Science Simply: Communicating Science for Policy 
    June 26, 2021
  • X-SSS 87 Speak Science Simply: Leveraging Social Media for Science 
    July 8 – July 15, 2021
  • X-SSS 88 Speak Science Simply: Science to Business Communication 
    August 7 – August 28, 2021
This program is FREE, open to all, and has no prerequisites. The courses are independent and are not required to be taken sequentially.

X-SSS 82, Speak Science Simply: Science Interview Toolkit, starts April 20th and runs on Tuesdays from 6 – 8 PM until May 4th.

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

For more program information, please contact Dr. Cecilia Bukutu, or contact for registration information.
Info Session
If you are interested in registering for our new music courses, Introduction to Popular Music (X-MUE 03) and/or Classical Music Appreciation (X-MUE 01) join us for a FREE Info Session on Tuesday, April 13th from 7:00-8:00 pm! Dr. John Brough will be presenting more information about these exciting courses and will be available to answer any questions that you may have. You can RSVP for this event here.
Centre for Chinese Studies
The Interdisciplinary Research Cluster on Linguistics and Language Education presents an exciting talk:

Surveillance in China: The “Big Brother” Who watches You and Your Family 

Presented by Dr. Marcella Siqueira Cassiano
Friday, April 9th, 2021 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

In her talk, Dr. Marcella Siquera Cassiano will discuss China’s Household Register and demonstrate how state actors have equipped this Register with artificial intelligence to regulate people’s lives on and off the Internet.

To join this talk, use this link: Google Meet
Who We Are
Congratulations to Veronica Miller who last month was presented with the CUE Excellence in Teaching Award, Sessional Instructor! Veronica was recognized for her devotion to her students, her energy, and her deep love of teaching. Her work with the OEC includes three German Language courses and the Goethe Institut Test Centre examinations. Congratulations and thank you, Veronica!
Nolan Crouse is a Certified Change Management Professional, former Mayor of the City of St. Albert, and instructor of the X-PSD 92 Change Management course. Nolan has a history of serving his community and industry in many aspects including the United Way, the Alberta Forest Products Association, Canada Winter Games, as well as Head Coach/General Manager of AJHL hockey franchises in both Brooks and Fort Saskatchewan.
Sarah Killin is the Administrative Assistant for the Office of Extension and Culture and a student at CUE. She has a passion for life-long learning as well as community and cultural engagement and is committed to encouraging students’ success through growth and learning opportunities.


Picking which class to take is the hardest part. Registering for a course with OEC is as easy as 1-2-3! All you do is 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.

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