University of Calgary

March 2009

March 31, 2009

Gaming experts share thoughts on the industry’s future
Some of Calgary’s most influential people from the gaming world came together at an event organized by the Association for the Management of Information and Operations student club.

Leading pharmaceutical company makes multi-million gift in support of kidney research
Reach! announced today a $2.1 million gift from Amgen Canada Inc. to the Roy and Vi Baay Chair in Kidney Research

March 27, 2009

AHFMR announces $39 million to fund outstanding research across Alberta
Shalina Ousman, who is investigting why the brain is unable to defend itself against the immune cell attack that causes multiple sclerosis, is among 22 U of C researchers receiving funding.

Chamber of Commerce and grad students partner
Chamber gives GSA’s mentorship program a boost and offers discounted membership rates

March 26, 2009

AHFMR announces $39 million to fund outstanding research across Alberta

Update re: Campus Pro-Life

Leading researchers receive support in seeking the science of solutions
Province provides over $2.6 million to 10 projects

March 25, 2009

Statement re: Campus Pro-Life

March 24, 2009

Earth Hour studied at U of C observatory
Rothney Astrophysical Observatory invites public to help measure light pollution on March 28

March 23, 2009

Square Kilometre Array effort receives significant research dollars
NSERC funding will help scientists answer many of the fundamental questions about space

March 18, 2009

Studying the stigma of problem gamblers
U of C researchers investigate role discrimination plays in treating `pathological’ condition.

March 17, 2009

New funding for parole & plea bargaining research
Latest Canada Research Chair for U of C goes towards social sciences and humanities

Community investment attracts Canadian leader in spinal cord research
Dr. Peter Stys’s research has led to several major discoveries on how nerve fibres are damaged by lack of blood flow or traumatic injury and he now calls the Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI) home

March 16, 2009

Mini dinosaurs prowled North America
Paleontologists unlocking the diversity of prehistoric hunters with discovery of pint-sized cousin of Velociraptor

Vet med investigates inflammatory bowel disease
UCVM is leading a team to look into the causes of IBD, a condition that affects both humans and animals.

Nursing prof wins prestigious lifetime award
Sandi Hirst was one of the first Canadian nurses to become certified in gerontological nursing and is the 2009 recipient of the CARNA award.

Music students making global strides
U of C Master of Music program provides rare opportunities for renowned duet.

March 13, 2009

Sex and gender as it relates to food security
Dr. Lynn McIntyre in the Faculty of Medicine is the new research chair in New Perspectives in Gender, Sex and Health.

March 12, 2009

Developers or government—who should control Calgary’s growth?
Professor says the relationship between local government and land developers is to blame for Calgary’s urban sprawl.

March 11, 2009

Condoleezza Rice to launch School of Public Policy
Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will offer the keynote speech at the School of Public Policy’s launch in Calgary on May 13.

Developers or government - Who should control Calgary's growth?
Professor says the relationship between local government and land developers is to blame for Calgary's urban sprawl.

University of Calgary – Qatar Learning Commons officially opens its doors
The University of Calgary – Qatar was a scene of celebration with the official opening of its Learning Commons.

March 10, 2009

Preschool gains hard to sustain
U of C study shows low-income children have hard time extending benefits of early programs

March 9, 2009

Innovation helps people with lung disease breathe more easily
New U of C research creates innovative intervention to help people with lung disease exercise longer and harder

March 6, 2009

Students passes available for Canada-U.S. policy conference

Dinos’ determined, confident for nationals
Men’s basketball team seeks first national title

March 5, 2009

Managing MRI wait lists
Lack of strategies to manage MRI wait lists is a key reason for excessive wait times, not necessarily the number of available diagnostic imaging devices.

The next generation of energy experts
U of C-led international student energy summit gets huge boost from Alberta government and Calgary energy firm.

March 4, 2009

U of C-led international student energy summit gets huge boost from Alberta government and Calgary energy firm
U of C students organizing their first-ever international student energy conference in Calgary have received major funding support totalling $240,000 from the Alberta government and Nexen Inc.

Acclaimed American poet visits campus
Acclaimed American poet and author Alberto Ríos comes to the U of C from March 4 – 13 as the 2009 Markin-Flanagan Distinguished Visiting Writer.

Prestigious list ranks Haskayne dean
Alongside the CEO’s of Google, Apple and Microsoft, Leonard Waverman ranked 46 on a list of the top 100 influential people in the telecom industry.

Reel Deal Film Symposium
Film in Canada is thriving and acclaimed filmmakers Guy Maddin and Gary Burns will show how at the first film symposium presented by the Film Studies program.

March 2, 2009

This is your brain on stress
A new and unexpected mechanism is identified in how the brain responds to stress.