Indira Samarasekera

Type: Person
Name: Indira Samarasekera
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

Ag history celebrated

Jim Hole says his family wouldn’t be where it is today without the U of A’s faculty of agriculture.His father, Ted Hole, graduated from the University of Alberta’s agriculture school before starting his famous farm in St. Albert, and, on the advice of ... [Published St. Albert Gazette - 3 hours ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

Indira Samarasekera welcomed back to UBC

Professor Indira Samarasekera, accomplished engineering scholar and current president of the University of Alberta, will join the University of British Columbia's Liu Institute for Global Issues as a Distinguished Fellow in Residence on July 1, 2015.Samarasekera ... [Published Noodls - 13 hours ago]
First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 1 reports

A plan to double the number of Canadians winning international awards

Posted on 14 October 2014 by Léo CharbonneauThe Nobel Prize awards season has just ended and Canada was shut out – although a McGill University graduate, U.S.-born researcher John O’Keefe , was named a co-winner in the physiology and medicine category. ... [Published University Affairs - Oct 14 2014]
First reported Oct 02 2014 - Updated Oct 02 2014 - 1 reports

University of Alberta president Samarasekera calls recent ranking “inconsistent”

University of Alberta’s president is calling the institution’s 15-spot drop in an international ranking an outlier compared to other surveys.According to the university ratings compiled by Times Higher Education, the U of A — along with other Canadian ... [Published Metro Canada - Oct 02 2014]
First reported Oct 02 2014 - Updated Oct 02 2014 - 1 reports

Canadian nanotechnology accelerator draws attention to Alberta based research with global award

(Nanowerk News) Ingenuity Lab, Alberta’s first nanotechnology accelerator, has been named ‘Best Nanotechnology Research Organization 2014' by The New Economy magazine, just under two years after its inception. The award, which was presented to Ingenuity ... [Published Nanowerk - Oct 02 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

U of A President Indira Samarasekera delivers final state of the university address

Ten years and more than a $1 billion later, University of Alberta’s president Indira Samarasekera delivered her final state of the university address Thursday, commending the university on its growth over the last decade.Set to step down from her position ... [Published Metro Canada - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 2 reports

University of Alberta endowment reaches $1B

The University of Alberta's endowment fund has topped $1 billion for the first time in its history, the institution announced Thursday, following years of high fundraising“This is an important milestone towards our goal of a $1.5 billion endowment. This ... [Published CBC Hamilton - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 2 reports

University of Saskatchewan fund shortage may hurt other schools

Universities around the country will suffer as a result of the University of Saskatchewan’s decision to cancel its budget review process, predicts Indira Samarasekera, the outspoken president of neighbouring University of Alberta.Every Canadian university ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Jun 23 2014 - Updated Jun 23 2014 - 1 reports

Five light pieces on a serious subject: why we want the university president's job

We argued that four eminently qualified scholars could contribute much more to a university than any single person could. Split four ways, the minimum base salary for the president of $400,000 CAN would constitute a raise for each of the applicants. ... [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - Jun 23 2014]
First reported Jun 17 2014 - Updated Jun 17 2014 - 1 reports

Canadian professors pull clever stunt to expose the outrageous pay of university administrators

The current president and vice-chancellor of the University of Alberta, Indira Samarasekera, is leaving next summer. This means that her job, which pays at least $400,000, is up for grabs. I’m sure the search committee expected a lot of top talent in ... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Jun 17 2014]

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...university think tanks in that it takes a global interdisciplinary problem-solving approach towards positive societal change," said Samarasekera. "i look forward to engaging in its international policy re networks, joining its excellent team of scholars and students, and advising on its planned new graduate program in public policy."

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Ag history celebrated [Published St. Albert Gazette - 3 hours ago]
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A plan to double the number of Canadians winnin... [Published University Affairs - Oct 14 2014]
University of Alberta president Samarasekera ca... [Published Metro Canada - Oct 02 2014]
Canadian nanotechnology accelerator draws atten... [Published Nanowerk - Oct 02 2014]
U of A President Indira Samarasekera delivers f... [Published Metro Canada - Sep 19 2014]
University of Alberta endowment reaches $1B [Published CBC Hamilton - Sep 18 2014]
University of Alberta endowment tops $1B [Published CBC - Sep 18 2014]
University of Saskatchewan fund shortage may hu... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 17 2014]
University of Saskatchewan fund shortage may hu... [Published Globe and Mail - Sep 17 2014]
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