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In 2001, Marc Hall was a teenager in Ontario where he  took his Catholic School Board to court when they refused to let him attend prom with his boyfriend. Hall is now a research assistant in the University of Calgary's Faculty of Nursing. Photo by Amy McCarthy

In 2001, Marc Hall was a teenager in Ontario where he  took his Catholic School Board to court when they refused to let him attend prom with his boyfriend. Hall is now a research assistant in the University of Calgary's Faculty of Nursing. Photo by Amy McCarthy 

UCalgary staffer's prom fight paves way to LGBTQ activism New musical profiles Marc Hall's high school struggle for equal rights
Calgary Pride parade a reminder there is still work to be done Valerie Pruegger, UCalgary's director of diversity, reflects on the importance of supporting Pride Week activities
Researchers study how to maximize horse power Faculty of Vet Med looks at whether animal athletes are vulnerable to same ailments as their human counterparts
All aboard for fun and education in Bowness Park UCalgary Outdoor Centre and City of Calgary embark on new pilot project
Changes to travel and expense reimbursements take effect Sept. 1 Mileage, per diem rate increases and new incidental per diem rate highlight changes
Students, faculty and staff prepare to show their Pride University joins Calgary Pride parade and co-sponsors festivities Aug. 26-Sept. 5

Research

Participants in the 2016 UCalgary-Heritage Youth Researcher Summer (HYRS) program unveiled their research project at an event at the Foothill campus on Aug. 23, 2016. Photo by Riley Brandt, University of Calgary 

Grade 11 students contribute to cutting-edge health research on campus Heritage Youth Summer Program pairs teens with UCalgary faculty mentors for hands-on experience
New research may lead to more drought-tolerant Canadian canola Interplay between two major plant hormones found to promote increased resilience in valuable crop plant
Iconic monarch butterflies get help from EVDS prof Paul Galpern joins investigation into declining population and their breeding habitat
Researchers use silicon chip technology for fresh insights into Alzheimer's disease Cumming School’s Naweed Syed investigates developmental and neurodegenerative disease
Nursing researcher measures the components of compassion With patient input, Shane Sinclair develops a tool to benchmark delivery of compassionate care
How will self-driving cars impact our traffic, parking and commutes? Schulich researchers at the AMA traffic lab explore attitudes in Alberta towards autonomous vehicles

U in the News

Aug. 26 2016
660 News Calgary's newest 'golden girl'... Erica Wiebe, Alumna
Aug. 29 2016
Calgary Herald Smooth-shave seeker creates Calgary-made luxury... Tim Gutwald, Alumnus
Aug. 29 2016
CBC Calgary Watching and worrying: The feds keep a close eye... Michal Moore, School of Public Policy
Sep. 2 2016
Lawyers Weekly Growing calls for reform in way those who judge... Alice Woolley, Faculty of Law
Aug. 25 2016
Ottawa Community News Olympic champion Erica Wiebe celebrated her 27th... Erica Wiebe, Alumna
Aug. 25 2016
CBC Calgary Coyote movements changing, Calgary expert says,... Shelley Alexander, Faculty of Arts
Aug. 24 2016
660 News Downturn makes housing come easy for students,... Tristan Bray, Students' Union
Aug. 25 2016
Calgary Herald Yedlin: Budget update reflects investment... Ron Kneebone, School of Public Policy
Aug. 24 2016
Globe and Mail Tested by wildfire, Alberta startup ponders its... Houston Peschl, Haskayne School of Business

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Art, physics and astronomy align in new Nickle Galleries exhibit Scientists join artist Dan Hudson for interactive experience on May 12
Dog-walk your way to health on a Jane's Walk this weekend O’Brien Institute co-leads walk on May 7 to promote physical activity and conversation about shared recreational spaces
University of Calgary co-hosts conference on diversity and human rights Speakers will discuss impacts of sexual violence, Black Lives Matter activism, and more, on post-secondary campuses
Attend an open house and share your ideas on future of campus Events May 25 and 26 allow university stakeholders to weigh in on long-range development plans