University of Calgary

December 11, 2009

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Weingarten honoured by the Board
President Harvey Weingarten’s influence and leadership were celebrated by the University of Calgary’s Board of Governors this week with a tribute and the awarding of the title President Emeritus.

Predicting homelessness
A team of experts from the University of Calgary's Faculty of Social Work unveils today a unique screening tool to determine the likelihood of homelessness for vulnerable populations.

New computers boost research capacity
The University of Calgary will soon be home to a new $5-million high-performance computing system—the newest addition to the WestGrid computing infrastructure housed at the university.

Student’s biofilm research wins award
A research poster on biofilms has won a major international award for Matthew Workentine, a PhD student in the Department of Biological Sciences.

Students raise $1,961 for food bank
When the Canadian Pacific’s Holiday Train arrives in Calgary today, students from the University of Calgary’s meal exchange program will greet it with a cheque for almost $2,000 raised on Halloween for the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank.

CDC a role model
Representatives from the High Commission of Canada in London and Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada toured the U of C's Child Development Centre Thursday in preparation for an upcoming conference on green technology.


A culture of care
After working at a hospital in Papua New Guinea, U of C medical student Ataa Azarbar learned how important it is for health-care providers to understand a patient’s culture. Read his postcard home.


Dec. 17
> Latin American Film Series: Arráncame la vida

Dec. 21
> Sea Kayaking: Summer 2010 West Coast Destinations

Jan. 4
> Kayak with the Otters and the Orca—Nuchatlitz Provincial Park

Jan. 7
> EVDS Design Matters Lecture Series: Mark Allen of Smout Allen Architectural Design Research Practice

Jan. 8
> Dinos: Women's VBall vs U of Sask.
> Dinos: Women's Hockey vs U of Alberta
> Dinos: Men's VBall vs U of Sask.

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