University of Calgary

March 25, 2009

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Largest gathering of Aboriginal writers in Calgary
The U of C’s First Nations Student Association (FNSA) and the Department of English host the I’Poyi Aboriginal Writers Gathering at the U of C March 26 - 27. ‘I'poyi’ is the Blackfoot word for "speak".

Taking the classroom to the Downtown East Side
Students spend their spring break on a service learning experience to teach kids about environmental responsibility at a school located in one of Canada’s lowest income postal codes.

Campus Connection

USRI: Your opinion counts
Students will soon be completing the Universal Student Ratings of Instruction. The USRI will be open from March 27 to April 19.

Academic Plan: online discussion
Interested in discussing the draft academic plan?
A new online forum is now open for the campus community.

Last Week for UMake Award Nominations
‘U Make a Difference’ are peer based awards that give university faculty and staff another opportunity to recognize each other’s efforts and contributions throughout the year. Visit www.ucalgary.ca/recognition/umakeadifference before March 27 to nominate someone who has gone above and beyond.

Events

Today
International Francophone Week
4 p.m. Darwin Lecture Series: Literary Darwinism and (the Function of) Scripture
7 p.m. Diverted to Delhi

March 26
> Democratic Governance in the Americas: Canada’s National Alliance for the Implementation of Summit Mandates
> I’Poyi (Speak): Aboriginal Writers Gathering (& March 27)

March 27
> Markin Lecture in Health and Wellness: The Best Kept Secrets to Optimal Health and Wellness: Mindful Eating and Getting Fit!
> U of C Chamber Choir and Early Music Ensemble

March 28
A Chopin Portrait (Program 9)
with Charles Foreman

March 31-April 11
Taking Flight: Fifth Anniversary Festival of Student Work

April 8
WHAT IF.... Are you Prepared for an Emergency at the U of C?