President Elizabeth Cannon welcomes government’s renewed commitment to stable and predictable funding for post-secondary education
Calgary, AB -- (March 16, 2017)Facing a challenging economic climate, Minister of Finance Joe Ceci tabled a budget that supports post-secondary education and students in the province, committing $6 billion to the Advanced Education sector and continuing a two per cent increase to Campus Alberta operating grants to institutions.
Teen dating violence strong predictor of future abuse
Calgary, AB -- (March 9, 2017)Teens who experience physical or psychological violence in their adolescent dating relationships have a significantly greater risk of suffering abuse in their future adult romantic relationships. A new study, led by University of Calgary, Faculty of Social Work researcher Deinera Exner-Cortens, PhD, has isolated dating violence as a strong predictor that someone will suffer future abuse, even when victimized individuals were compared to others with similar backgrounds but who did not experience dating violence.
Entrepreneurs win almost $140,000 in pitch contest
Calgary, AB -- (March 2, 2017) There were big cheques and even bigger grins as six teams of entrepreneurs collected their winnings at the Energy New Venture Competition Tuesday afternoon. The entrepreneurs—including an art school dropout, a University of Calgary grad student in mathematics and 35-year oil and gas veterans—spent the day pitching their ventures at the fourth annual competition hosted by the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Innovate Calgary.
New study reveals the effects of workplace rudeness on employee health and sense of belonging
Calgary, AB--(February 16, 2017) - New research from the Haskayne School of Business and London School of Economics and Political Science highlights the psychological and even physical impact of workplace incivility.
University of Calgary Receives Top Marks for Sustainability
CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - February 14, 2017) - The University of Calgary has received a Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) Gold rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).
The STARS rating system is the most broadly-used tool by North American colleges and universities for tracking sustainability performance. Progress is measured in 17 impact areas including teaching and research, community engagement, governance, campus operations, and leadership.
Vet med students offer pet wellness clinics at CUPS
CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - February 09, 2017) - The University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM), in partnership with CUPS, is offering a series of pet wellness clinics to CUPS clients living below the poverty line. Third year UCVM students will provide free preventative health care for the pets of clients of the social agency, while honing their professional and communication skills and gaining experience with clients.
UCalgary petroleum engineer earns prestigious NSERC award for impacts of industry partnership
CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - February 07, 2017) - Over the past decade, Professor Zhangxing (John) Chen's high-tech laboratory has become the place to evaluate new ideas for extracting oil in safer, cleaner and cheaper ways. Now, one of Canada's most distinguished researchers in petroleum reservoir simulation is receiving national recognition for his ongoing collaboration between scientists and industry partners to spark innovation across the energy sector.
Women in Work Conference launches at UCalgary
CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - February 02, 2017) - Local businesswoman and philanthropist, Arlene Dickinson, will be the keynote speaker at the inaugural University of Calgary Career Services Women in Work Conference, running March 6 - 9.
Molecular 'switch' in protein may stop the process that helps cancer spread
CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - February 01, 2017) - A discovery made at the University of Calgary shows potential for a new and different way to prevent cancer metastasis. In a study published today in Scientific Reports, Faculty of Science researchers from the University of Calgary have identified a 'molecular switch' in L-plastin, a calcium-binding protein known to play a significant role in tumour metastasis. By deregulating the molecular switch of L-plastin, the action of the invading cancerous cells was able to be blocked.
Researchers identify drug that alleviates opioid withdrawal
CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - January 30, 2017) - Opioid use and abuse is a significant social, health and economic issue in Canada. Researchers at the University of Calgary's Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM) and Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI) have discovered that an existing anti-gout medication is effective in reducing the severity of withdrawal symptoms in opioid-dependent rodents. Their work is leading to the development of a clinical trial at the Calgary Pain Clinic.
Olympic Oval refreshes its look
CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - January 27, 2017) - The Fastest Ice in the World™ has a new look. The Olympic Oval at the University of Calgary has refreshed its visual identity.
The refreshed identity leverages and respects its university and faculty ties yet maintains a strong and compelling presence in the competitive market for high-performance ice training venues around the world.
Exercise may help manage celiac disease
CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - January 09, 2017) - A study aimed at helping more than 110,000 Canadians living with celiac disease has been given a boost thanks to a Seed Grant from the University of Calgary's Faculty of Kinesiology.
Justine Dowd, Raylene Reimer, Guillaume Millet and principal investigator Nicole Culos-Reed are studying holistic, evidence-based approaches to help patients with this autoimmune disorder, which can cause bloating, diarrhea, constipation, and increased risk of intestinal cancers and osteoporosis.
University of Calgary researcher and team announce new software in running injury technology
CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - January 06, 2017) - With every new year, comes new fitness goals. And with fitness goals, come injuries. Those who run are particularly at risk.
Faculty of Kinesiology researcher, Reed Ferber, PhD, has come up with a technology, run3 system, that makes it easier and less expensive to diagnose running injuries. The run3 system is the world's first single camera 3D gait system and does not require the placement of markers on the runner's body.