University of Calgary

August 28, 2013

Welcome Class of 2017

Residences gear up for return of more than 2,000 students
Support services help newcomers make transition to university life.

Campus initiatives aim to ease new students’ stress
Catch small problems before they become big, advisors caution.


University of Calgary mourns Jim Palmer
Former chancellor passes away on Aug. 27.

Sociology prof, students get behind Homework Club for Sudanese youth
Having university students for tutors a great motivator.

Faculty of Law encourages careers outside the big city
School partners with legal organizations to promote opportunities in non-urban areas.

Embracing the multilingual classroom
Practice and theory meet at Interdisciplinary Approaches to Multilingualism conference.

Campus Connection

Bestselling Calgary author to give talk on Arctic explorer John Rae
Ken McGoogan’s presentation set for Friday.

Innovate Calgary offers ‘been there, done that’ expertise to tech entrepreneurs
How do you launch a company around a platform technology? Just ask.

Dinos in Action

Dinos ranked No. 3 by Football Reporters of Canada
Behind Laval and Queen’s as football season gets underway.


Aug. 27/Calgary Herald
City lawyer left mark through politics, philanthropy
Jim Palmer, Former Chancellor

Aug. 27/Calgary Eyeopener
Syria analysis Audio button
John Ferris, Faculty of Arts

Aug. 27/CBC Calgary
Back to school could spark bad flood memories, expert says
Michael Zwiers, Faculty of Education

Aug. 27/Brooks Bulletin
Area resident leads Team Alberta in Solar Decathlon
Neal Philipsen, Faculty of Environmental Design

Aug. 27/Vulcan Advocate
Lomond School welcomes its new principal
Jason Porteous, Alumnus

Aug. 27/Calgary Herald
Business school helps flood-affected businesses
Jim Dewald, Haskayne School of Business

Aug. 26/Kelowna Daily Courier
The music takes her where she wants to go
Cynthia Leigh-Ann Bjalek, Faculty of Arts

Aug. 26/Metro Calgary
University of Calgary running a ‘very tight ship’: Minister
Dru Marshall, Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

Aug. 26/CBC Calgary
Erasing your online identity Audio button
Tom Keenan, Faculty of Environmental Design

Aug. 25/ The Hill Times Online
Pipeline debate should be centered on what to do when, not if, oil spill happens
Joseph Arvai, Faculty of Arts

In Memoriam

Gregory Phillips, Communications/Media
Campus flag at half-mast.