Seventeen long years after their last appearance in the national title game, the University of Calgary men’s volleyball team wins nationals.
Fighting disease in the clinic and the laboratory
Joint MD/PhD student earns prestigious research scholarship.
Examining marine life 250 million years ago
Link between climate change and ocean acidification explored in talk.
The Times of India
March 15, 2010
Cheaper painkillers soon thanks to opium breakthrough
Canadian researchers have decoded opium poppy which will lead to cheaper and mass production of the current costly pain killers. Currently, the morphine is the most used painkiller around the world.
Researchers at Canada’s University of Calgary revealed that they have decoded the unique genes in the opium poppy that allow it to make codeine and then morphine painkiller.
March 14, 2010
Dinos earn gold and three silvers
The University of Calgary Dinos struck gold Saturday in the women’s 4x400-metre relay at the CIS track and field championships in Windsor, Ont. Earlier in the day, the Dinos’ women's 4x200 relay squad took home a silver medal.
Also on Saturday, Dinos sprinter Sam Effah was named the male athlete of the meet, the second time he has won that award in the past three seasons. He also earned his third straight CIS track athlete of the year award earlier in the week.
The Globe & Mail
March 8, 2010
What today’s researchers are working on to make tomorrow a better place
John Aycock, a computer science professor at the University of Calgary, is looking ahead to the next potential threat from computer hackers. “Essentially what I work on is proactive computer security,” explains Dr. Aycock, an expert on computer security and a member of U of C’s new Institute for Security, Privacy and Information Assurance. “I’m interested in stopping computer threats before they even start. The problem is figuring out what these new threats might be.”
The Globe & Mail
March 5, 2010
Canada and broadband: when ‘behind’ is actually ahead
Leonard Waverman, Dean of the Haskayne School of Business, addresses the comparisons between North American and European broadband usage. Co-written by LECG Managing Consultant Kalyan Dasgupta, the article addresses whether ill-founded international comparisons can lend themselves to out-of-date telecom policies.