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Attendees at Congress 2016, hosted by the University of Calgary, listen to one of the 5,400 presentations taking place across campus until June 3. Photo courtesy of Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Highlights today at Congress 2016 Free events taking place at the University of Calgary on Tuesday, May 31
Donations of time, treats, and a Team Canada autographed hockey jersey support Fort Mac relief effort Cumming School of Medicine staff raise over $8,000 through two fundraising events
University volunteers organize science challenge for junior high students Let's Talk Science Challenge part of student-led outreach program to spark kids' interest in STEM studies
Is oil a dirty word? Artists, activists, and academics take on the loaded question at Congress 2016
University of Calgary acquires rare 15th century book Medieval chronicle penned by English monk anchors discussions on early printed texts at Congress 2016
Congress 2016 begins with a bang and lots of big thinking Big-name speakers on campus draw big crowds

Research

From left: Dr. Michael Hill, Noreen Kamal, Brendan Murphy, Laurel Ryan, Donna Sharman, Nancy Marlett and Svetlana Shklarov were all involved with the stroke related  PaCER research group. Photo by Jenson Quon

From left: Dr. Michael Hill, Noreen Kamal, Brendan Murphy, Laurel Ryan, Donna Sharman, Nancy Marlett and Svetlana Shklarov were all involved with the stroke related  PaCER research group. Photo by Jenson Quon

Ex-patients bring their valuable, first-hand experience to stroke research Participants in year-long internship at O’Brien Institute deliver results of six projects
Researchers tap into electronic medical records to improve patient care O'Brien Institute for Public Health hosts symposium May 30 on mining clinical data for health-care studies
Award-winning academic research search engine metaBUS to launch in June Research tool can perform meta-analysis in minutes, giving academics unprecedented opportunity to quickly understand published findings
Addressing the soaring cost of scholarly journals Information sciences expert Vincent Larivière to talk on May 27 about the current crisis in academic publishing
University of Calgary scores NBA grants to investigate basketball 'Jumper's knee' Proposals from kinesiology researchers Carolyn Emery and Brent Edwards make the cut in stiff funding competition to solve chronic tendon injuries
Chance meeting on Banff ski trip sets in motion promising new multiple sclerosis therapies Hotchkiss trainees' collaborative study finds new approach to repairing damaged nerve cells

U in the News

May. 26 2016
Globe and Mail Proposed 7,000-kilometre resource corridor would... G. Kent Fellows, School of Public Policy
May. 26 2016
Deseret News How body-shaming makes America less healthy Shelly Russell-Mayhew, Werklund School of Education
May. 26 2016
Calgary Herald Foothills Stadium the stage for Roman farce... Alyssa Bradac, Clem Martini, April Viczko, Faculty of Arts
May. 26 2016
CBC Sports Eugenie Bouchard's eating disorder no... Penny Werthner, Faculty of Kinesiology
May. 25 2016
University Affairs Researchers reflect on the Fort McMurray wildfires Harry Harker, Faculty of Environmental Design
May. 25 2016
Financial Post Terence Corcoran: Experts won’t blame Fort Mac’s... Edward Johnson, Biogeoscience Institute
May. 24 2016
Calgary Herald video Q&A: Bug expert weighs in on looming... John Swann, Faculty of Science
May. 25 2016
Financial Post Content quotas and ownership restrictions for... Gregory Taylor, Faculty of Arts
May. 22 2016
CBC Calgary video Retro videogames invade space at university... Braydon Beaulieu, Faculty of Arts; Dylan Tetrault, Libraries and Cultural Resources
May. 21 2016
CBC Calgary video Calgary woman horrified to find her pics on a... Tamara Shepherd, Faculty of Arts

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Campus Connection

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