University of Calgary

December 8, 2009

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News

U of C gets $22 million for research
The Alberta Science and Research Investment Program is providing major funding to six U of C projects that range from wastewater research to Arctic space imaging to biomedical science.

Students get whirlwind look at global affairs
Journalist and international political commentator Fareed Zakaria, the University of Calgary’s 2009 Palmer lecturer, took questions from students before his keynote address Monday night.

Book explores life of Gulag survivor
The riveting story of a Soviet scientist imprisoned for “engaging in pointless academic research” is now available in English, translated by William Barr, a research associate of the Arctic Institute of North America.

U-CAPES earns kudos and cash
The Faculty of Education’s psychological counselling centre has been honoured for innovative programs by the Canadian Psychological Association Foundation.

Newsmakers

Calgary Herald
Dec. 7: Road To 2010—Nesbitt delivers practically perfect performance

Christine Nesbitt powered to victory in the Essent ISU World Cup women’s 1,000 metres on Sunday then later teamed with Brittany Schussler and Kristina Groves to set a world record in winning the women’s team pursuit at the Olympic Oval.

Calgary Herald
Dec. 2: Election funding rules stiffened

City council moved to strengthen rules around campaign donations and surpluses, a move Lisa Young, political science professor at the U of C, called “a pleasant surprise.”

Canadians for Health Research
Dec. 1: Researcher of the month

Dr. Paul Fedak, cardiac surgeon and assistant professor in the U of C’s department of cardiac sciences, is the CHR’s featured researcher for his kryptonite bone cement to help heal the breast bone that is broken during open heart surgery.

Events

Today
> Thought for the Day
> Chaplains' Centre Open House
> GSA Photos for Food: Get a Digital Photo with Santa for a Food Bank Donation
> Rachel McKenna Memorial Lecture: Rejection Versus Opportunistic Infection

Dec. 9
> EVDS BrownBag Discussion: Transit Oriented Development

Dec. 10
> Sigma Xi Seminar: If We had Warp Drive, Would We Still Recover Bitumen from Oil Sands?

Dec. 17
> Latin American Film Series: Arráncame la vida

Dec. 21
> Sea Kayaking: Summer 2010 West Coast Destinations

For a look at upcoming events, go to ucalgary.ca/events