Residence would not function without the work of our amazing people. In this post, meet Grant Culham and learn why he loves working on campus.
Grant Culham, Ancillary ISS Technical Systems & Services Lead
I am the team lead for an IT group that doesn't do computers. We look after a variety of devices from Network connections, HUB lights, ONEcard doors, parking dispensers and cameras, and even hanging signings.
Instead of a thing can I bring someone like my wife. Being on a remote island alone is one thing, being together is how you have fun and get through life!
Nothing, but I have a long queue of Youtube to watch. Mostly car stuff like MCM or Project Binky but also some techy/nerdy things like Adam Savage’s Tested and all the SciShow channels.
All pizza is good pizza. Pineapple, vegetarian, meatlovers. Pizza is better than not-pizza.
In the last 18 years of working here (yes, since 2002, and yes as long as some of the first years have been alive), I have come to appreciate the seasonality of it more and more. Fall move-in and ~4000 new faces, middle of the school year busyness, even exams and the "head down focus" of everyone. And then there's move-out and the summer when there's almost no one in the residences and we get to do a bunch of projects and changes for the upcoming year.
There are a lot of places to work that feel the same year round, but on the UofA Campus and in the Residences you will never mistake August for April.