University of Calgary

News Releases – May 2011

May 31, 2011

Rick George named Distinguished Business Leader
Suncor Energy leader to be awarded at 19th annual gala event.

May 30, 2011

New Provost and Vice-President (Academic) appointed
Prominent Alberta academic leader Dr. Dru Marshall joins the University of Calgary. 

Small business tax breaks prevent growth
Latest study by Duanjie Chen and Jack Mintz challenges current incentives, policy rationale.

May 27, 2011

When it comes to warm-up, less is more
New University of Calgary research suggests long warm-ups can sabotage race performance.

May 24, 2011

Bored? This is anything but tedious
Research examines the benefits of an unappreciated emotion.

May 19, 2011

Alumni, staff elected to Parliament
University of Calgary alumni and staff represented in Canada’s new federal government.

May 18, 2011

Gambling problem exposed as access grows
Explosion of opportunities means problem gamblers becoming more visible, says researcher.

Rare military collection arrives in Calgary
A stunning collection of some 50,000 military books and other historical writings, ranging from the 1700s to the 1970s, has been received by the University of Calgary.

May 17, 2011

Ralph Klein receives honorary doctorate
The University of Calgary is bestowing its highest honour upon former Alberta Premier Ralph Klein.

May 11, 2011

New Vice-President (Research) appointed
Internationally-renowned ecologist Dr. Edward McCauley returns to the University of Calgary.

Heal the zombies, save the humans
New UCQ video game tribute to nursing profession.

Beware of predatory male black bears
Research regarding North American black bear fatal attacks on people shows lone males are most dangerous, attack rates are rising with human population growth.

May 10, 2011

Bill J. Warren to receive honorary degree
The University of Calgary will pay tribute to its tenth chancellor with the conferring of an honorary degree during the May 12th convocation for the faculties of law, medicine and graduate studies.

New centre will help companies avoid past mistakes
chulich School of Engineering opens Centre for Project Management Excellence.

May 9, 2011

iPhone can diagnose stroke
Stroke diagnosis using iPhone app extremely accurate study finds.

G-20 holds key to Canada’s diplomatic future
Study outlines action plan for country to enhance its international reputation.

May 6, 2011

University of Calgary Solar Team rolls out radically improved car leading up to World Solar Challenge
Schulich Axiom solar car to tour Alberta testing new design.

May 4, 2011

Dogs offer many benefits to community
A new study from the University of Calgary finds that dogs help their owners remain physically active year-round.