University of Calgary

June 2009

June 29, 2009

Calgary high-school students comprise half of national Olympic math team
Mathletes train at U of C and Banff before heading to the games

Personalizing the health care debate in Canada
Paper examines how one case challenged the public system

June 26, 2009

Board of Governors vote to unify arts and social sciences faculties

June 25, 2009

Urban coyotes getting a bad rap
U of C study shows wild dogs mainly eating ‘natural diet’ of small mammals and vegetation

June 24, 2009

University of Calgary seeks community input for new president 

June 22, 2009

Calgary writer named 2009-2010 Markin-Flanagan Canadian Writer-In-Residence

June 19, 2009

Topping-off celebrations
Taylor Family Digital Library reaches its highest level

Alberta Access Challenge
Education grad explores how Alberta Parks can create meaningful wilderness experiences for marginalized groups

June 18, 2009

Major funding announced for new Arctic space imaging station and nerve regeneration research
Two U of C projects receive $11 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation

Jumping joysticks: studying ‘exergames’
Research project looks into real impact of video games that incorporate exercise

June 16, 2009

Honouring an orbiting astronaut
U of C to bestow Doctorate of Laws on alumnus & Canadian Space Agency veteran Bob Thirsk 

June 15, 2009

Pavement research for the long haul
Husky renews long-standing support for asphalt R&D at Schulich School of Engineering — Improving pavement creates jobs, saves millions in highway repairs, and enhances safety

June 11, 2009

U of C star athlete and engineering student named one of Canada’s Top 20 Under 20

June 10, 2009

ENMAX joins student-led solar home project as title sponsor
Team Alberta receives major boost for international competition in Washington, D.C. this fall

National Chief honoured
Phil Fontaine will receive an honorary degree from the University of Calgary today

June 9, 2009

More home support needed for families of sick kids
New research provides insight into family experience of living with a terminally ill child

Olympic medalist honoured with degree
University of Calgary honorary degree recipient, Johann Olav Koss, has dedicated his life to improving the lives of children using sport and play

SolAbode taking shape
Students busy framing innovative eco-home for Solar Decathlon contest in Washington D.C.

Riding into the ancient world
Greek and Roman Studies PhD student brings expertise to Spruce Meadows.

Students donate to library
Financial donation provided through student's library endowment fund ensures best resources and materials for undergrads.

June 8, 2009

Scientists should look at their own carbon footprint
U of C researcher issues call to action for those studying climate change

Doctors Without Borders founder—today’s honorary degree recipient
Dr. James Orbinksi founded the Canadian branch of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders

June 5, 2009

U of C honours top graduates
Outstanding students will go on to contribute to local, national and global communities

Migration to Alberta: The impact on a province and a nation
U of C sociologist’s new book examines the redistribution of Canada’s population

June 4, 2009

U of C salutes leaders with compassion, vision
Three members of the University of Calgary alumni and student family who are making the world a better place are recipients of the 2009 Arch Awards.

Top student achievers
Meet the U of C’s 2009 top academic achievers and student leaders—graduating students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement.

Urban Dance Project attracts national conference
Program of Dance faculty and students host The Society for Canadian Dance Studies conference.

Understanding the importance of vaccines
Just because they are not funded does not mean that they are not important.

June 3, 2009

$4.6-million collaboration targets nursing programs
New program aims to bridge divide between theory and clinical practice

Howell takes over Dinos hockey
Mark Howell has been appointed the new head coach of the Dinos men’s hockey team

June 2, 2009

CREATING The Next Generation of Biomedical Engineers
An innovative grant from the National Sciences and Engineering Research Institute (NSERC) will provide the University of Calgary with $1.6 million over the next six years

Canadian housing market can learn from European models
EVDS professor’s multi-year research project discusses importance of housing policy in new book

Innovative automotive research recognized at AUTO21
University of Calgary student researchers from the Cognitive Ergonomics Research Laboratory  nationally recognized for innovative automotive research

Olympic connection
With little more than nine months to go before the Vancouver Winter Games, it’s time to look at the U of C’s many connections to high-performance sport and the legacy left from Calgary ’88

$1.3M gift to engineering students
Texas engineer makes a personal gift to help engineering students in honour of his oil industry mentor—his father