University of Calgary

May 1, 2008

MAY 1 , 2008 | Vol. 4 No. 12
urban campus

Urban Campus Progress Report
Urban Campus will accommodate 4,000 new students from across all of the partner institutions, as well as several thousand students transferred from existing sites around the city. New developments were unveiled by the Urban Campus Partnership on Tuesday, April 29. >> more


Light Up Papua New Guinea
May 2 would have been Nichola Goddard’s 28th birthday. To celebrate, Tim Goddard, outgoing vice-provost (international), his wife Sally and Light Up The World are hosting the first-annual Light Up Papua New Guinea/Capt. Nichola Goddard project fundraiser. >> more


Roses are red…violets are blue
Robert Majzels has the chance, to be the world’s poetry guru. The Griffin Poetry Prize—one of the most lucrative poetry prizes in the world, is up for grabs for the U of C associate professor in the Department of English. >> more


Ready, Set, Commute!
The Commuter Challenge is happening June 1-7 and it’s your chance to challenge ways of travelling to work. >> more

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Imperial Oil invests $550,000 in untapped pool of future engineers
Imperial Oil is investing $550,000 in a program that will allow youth, especially women, to enhance their understanding of careers in sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics by interacting with role models in the workplace. >> more


The teaching excellence award goes to…
Tim Welsh and Janaka Ruwanpura, assistant professors in the faculties of kinesiology and medicine and civil engineering respectively, and two teaching assistants are celebrated for their teaching excellence at the graduate level. >> more


Lessons from the Canadian oil patch
Mexico called upon U of C researchers to help the state-owned petroleum company Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) operate in a more sustainable manner by teaching the Canadian oil patch ways. >> more


U of C engineers clean up
A Canadian Space Agency engineer, two Schulich School of Engineering professors and a U of C LEED platinum building each received a 2008 Summit Award from the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA). >> more

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No shortage of spirituality
At the sixth annual Research in Religious Studies Conference, students from the U of C will represent 40 percent of all participants. They will present their research papers at the event created to showcase student research and help professionalize students. >> more


Taylor Family Digital Library update
A new phase of construction of the TFDL began on Monday, April 28, 2008. During this phase, public access to the quad will be restricted, with implications for both pedestrian and vehicle entry. >> more


Students examine Alberta’s nuclear future
A group of U of C environmental science students are tackling some tough questions related to Alberta adding nuclear to its mix of power supplies. >> more

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Balkan and South Slavic Conference
The most important North American meeting ground for scholars working on the Balkans will take place in Banff and is co-sponsored by the University of Calgary. >> more


Science savvy students
On May 3, the University of Calgary will host more than 300 high school students who will come together and test their science knowledge skills at the inaugural All-Science Challenge. >> more



Ola! to the Spanish motherland
Lauren Bell, a fifth-year student doing a combined degree in Spanish and international relations, lived abroad in Mexico from 2002 to 2003. Getting bit by the Spanish culture bug, Bell wanted to continue her studies in the Spanish motherland—that’s how she made her way to Seville, Spain. Here is her postcard home. >> more