The Sound Studies Institute at the University of Alberta hosts regular events that enrich our contribution to the educational and sonic community. This page gives general information about the types of events that the Sound Studies Institute is involved with.

For an up-to-date listing of scheduled events, please check out our Lecture Series page, our Workshops page, and our calendar.

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Lecture Series

The SSI lecture series occurs twice a month on Wednesdays between 7 and 8 PM throughout the academic year (Sept-Dec and Jan-April). We host lectures from affiliated researchers and guest speakers on diverse topics related to sound research, scholarship, and artistic explorations with sound.


Our workshop series gives academics, artists, and community members an opportunity to learn about sound, with topics ranging from recording and editing sound, field recording, podcasting, mastering, and more.

Performances, Exhibitions, and Symposiums

SSI often sponsors performances and exhibition events. Now well into its second decade, our signature live performance event is the annual Women of Folkways concert as part of the Winter Roots Roundup.