Monday, 23 March 2015

How to Pose with UAlberta's Newest Bear

This is how you Ride a Bear at UAlberta

The University of Alberta’s proud new addition to the PAW center has been unveiled! Our new furry friend, the Alberta Bear, is both a great mascot and ze also serves as the perfect prop for some patriotic UAlberta photo shoots! 

We nabbed some passersby to show us how to take the optimal picture for all levels of bear tamers, beginner to expert. 

The Classic

Classic UAlberta Alberta Bear Photo

First we have the classic standing pose, a very good starter pose for those with less experience in the art of posing with “wild” animals. 

The Pet

Petting the UAlberta Alberta Bear

Next is the slightly more advanced version: tentatively petting the bear. 

Standing with the UAlberta Alberta Bear

Getting closer to the bear for a more intimate pose is only for the brave of heart. 

Getting Close to the UAlberta Alberta Bear

Of course if you really want to get friendly with the bear, we suggest getting on his good side by stroking under his chin. 

Tickling the UAlberta Alberta Bear

The Bear Hug

Bear Hug @ UAlberta

Who doesn’t love hugs? The bear loves hugs. 

Taming the UAlberta Alberta Bear

Be careful when hugging the bear however, and don’t end up getting mauled by accident. 

The Wrestler

Wrestling a Bear at UAlberta

Fighting the bear is only for the very advanced. Note the expert technique of using the bear’s nose as a handle. 

The Squad Shot

Posing in front of PAW with the Alberta Bear

Need a great squad picture, but the squad is nowhere to be seen? The bear is there for you. Show the world that no one should mess with you because you have an awesome bear friend. 

The Ride

Riding the Alberta Bear

Finally, we have the most extreme pose- not for the weak of heart- of riding the bear into victory. It’s impossible to not feel on top of the world while riding a bear into battle. 

Whether you just need a hug or are need to do an epic battle cry before heading into a final, the new Alberta Bear is there for you. Make sure to go meet our new friend and share your creative poses with us! 

About the Author

Hi, I’m Paige! I’m a fourth year student aspiring to become a Conference Interpreter after completing a bachelor of arts in French, Spanish and Japanese. I have a passion for everything cultural and am a total linguistic nerd. 

Away from my favorite study spot on campus, you can find me training with the Rowing Team or taking naps wherever possible. I love getting involved on campus and meeting new people so I’m always attending events happening around the University. 

I hope to share stories that highlight student life at the U of A; showcasing the bright and creative minds we have here at the U. I also hope to provide you with helpful tips to improve the time that you spend here on campus.


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