University of Alberta Women's Fraternity
WHO WE ARE
Commitment. Agriculture. Leadership. Fellowship. Scholarship.
Ceres ("Series") is the Roman goddess of agricultural fertility. Ceres comes from the word creare, which means "to create". We are a women's fraternity at the University of Alberta and pride ourselves in our commitment to agriculture and each other.
Building the Whole Person
CIBC RUN FOR THE CURE
Every October, Ceres runs in the CIBC Run for the Cure to raise money for the 1 in 9 women who will develop breast cancer in their life time.
RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE
Ceres regularly volunteers at the Ronald McDonald House which provides an affordable alternative to hotels for families with a child who needs to be close to the Stollery Hospital.
We volunteer by baking, cooking meals, and hanging out with the kids. We also have an annual fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House called Women in Agriculture!
Women in Agriculture
Our Annual Fundraiser for Ronald McDonald house
Women in Agriculture is our annual fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House which provides a home for families with kids staying at the Stollery Hospital in Edmonton. This year, we were able to donate $4 000 to this incredible organization! Women in Agriculture also gives us a chance to catch up with alumni and here about the success of women in our industry!
CONTACT CERES ALBERTA
Want to make fast friends with like minded women at the University of Alberta?
Email our President Carlee Nikiforuk:
Or Charlotte Gaw:
Visit our Instagram: Ceres_ab
See what we are up to on Facebook: University of Alberta Ceres Women's Fraternity
MEET OUR MEMBERS
Anke is in her final year is a Bachelor of science in chemistry and psychology at the UofA. She initiated in the Fall of 2016 and is currently our President. Anke lives in Brooks with her family, after immigrating from Holland in 2005. Anke has spent 8 years as a member in 4H completing projects in market lamb, market steer, judging and horsemanshio. She also enjoys her time playing the flute for the Brooks and District Marching Band throughout the summer.
Genna was raised on a small beef and grain farm just outside Rosalind, Alberta along with her parents and three siblings. Though not overly involved on the farm beside chasing and tagging cattle, Genna has a great appreciation for what being raised on a farm taught her, and that appreciation has only grown more since being involved with Ceres and the Agriculture Club. Genna is going into her 3rd year at the UofA and her first year in the Honors in Physiology program. Genna joined Ceres in her first year and was our treasurer before becoming our Vice President. Genna initially joined Ceres by living in the house and eventually fell in love what the fraternity stands for and has been an active member ever since.
Genna does not know what the future may hold for a career path but she is very grateful for the many skills, attributes, and friends Ceres has provided to her and hopes they will lead her in the right way.
Qualities of Leadership