University of Calgary

News Releases – September 2011

Sept. 30, 2011

Canada's solar house addresses real needs
Team seeks Top 10 finish entering final days of Solar Decathlon competition.

Backyard wind turbines and solar panels the focus of new renewable energy research chair
Homeowners could one day generate power with their own wind turbines.

Sept. 29, 2011

Canada's solar home truly a collaborative effort
University of Calgary Solar Decathlon entry sits in Top 10 mid-competition.

45-degree heat, no power steering and the occasional kangaroo
University of Calgary Solar Team prepares for international race in Australia.

Sept. 28, 2011

University of Calgary lifts its Eyes High
New strategy aims for top five status by the university’s 50th anniversary in 2016.

Canada's solar home ranks in top 5 for affordability
In addition to safety, durability, and replicability, one of the key considerations for the home was affordability.

Lack of affordable housing gives Calgary vast majority of Alberta's homeless
Study examines causes of homelessness rates in province's two major cities.

Sept. 27, 2011

Traditional living in Canada's solar home
Bannock, bison and berries highlight Canada's solar house menu

How would you makeCalgary?
Three-day exploration of Calgary's urban landscape hosted by the Faculty of Environmental Design, makeCalgary produces concepts and proposals for focused action

Sept. 26, 2011

Canada's home shines at solar competition
Even under grey skies, Canada's Solar Decathlon home stands out in solar village.

Sept. 24, 2011

Beyond Grey Pinstripes
Haskayne MBA in Canada’s top 3 for social, environmental, and ethical programming.

Sept. 22, 2011

Canada-U.S. border agreement faces uphill battle
Beyond the Border initiative mired by complexities in both countries.

Forzani to join Haskayne faculty as 2011/12 resident fellow
Entrepreneur will spend several days a week on campus.

Calgary Peace Prize winner Vandana Shiva arrives in Calgary Friday
Award recognizes commitment to social justice and the environment.

Sept. 21, 2011

Alberta, Ontario barely meeting needs of people with disabilities - BC failing
New study compares support for disabled across three provinces.

'All systems go' on Canada's solar home
University of Calgary Solar Decathlon team brings together students, staff, and industry.

Sept. 20, 2011

University of Calgary students represent Canada at international solar home competition

Sept. 15, 2011

University of Calgary Statement on Friends of Science

Eva Friesen, MBA’00, named 2011 Management Alumni Excellence award recipient

Foreign takeover decisions beg more transparency
Changes to Investment Canada Act could bolster Canada’s reputation abroad.

Sept. 14, 2011

Changes to royalty rates for oil sands a success
Analysis reveals $1B boost in government revenue, minor impacts on sector investment.

Sept. 13, 2011

Researchers crack genetic codes for medicinal plant species
Canadian scientists open gene database to public, create new opportunities for biotechnology industry.

A place to call their own
University of Calgary THRIVE Centre provides wellness haven for cancer patients and survivors.

Sept. 9, 2011

Scholars honoured by Royal Society of Canada
University of Calgary celebrates prestigious national recognition.

Haskayne to fund public sector candidates for Global Energy EMBA program

Sept. 8, 2011

Poetry in Motion
Calgary Distinguished Writers Program welcomes poet Jeramy Dodds, 2011/2012 Canadian Writer-in-Residence.

Sept. 7, 2011

Studying cannabis dependence
Researchers investigate recovery process from addiction to the popular drug.

Sept. 1, 2011

Genetic research of Zebrafish helps understanding of human disease
University of Calgary researchers awarded $1.8 million from Canada Foundation for Innovation.