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December 14, 2009

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Engaging youth in social justice
The Faculty of Education’s Darren Lund is studying the long-term impacts of taking on a leadership role in youth.

EVDS students get creative in Barcelona
Twenty-seven EVDS architecture students are returning home this week after a semester studying in Barcelona. They created a video to remember their experience. Click here to view.

UCQ attends Qatar Health 2009
The University of Calgary—Qatar is among 120 exhibitors from across the world at the Qatar Health 2009 exhibition and conference this week.

United Way on Campus

We are so close...
The U of C's United Way committee extends a huge thank you to those who donated to the campaign last week and got us to $199,235.58—just $764.42 shy of our $200,000 goal. Donations will be accepted until Dec. 31. Learn more:

Campus Connections

One week left for cash advance request
This is the final week for eligible employees to request the one-time, optional cash advance as part of the U of C pay cycle change. Employees must request the advance by Dec. 18 in order to receive it on Jan. 15, 2010. Visit for more information.

Comment on Strategic Research Plan
The Strategic Research Plan will serve as a planning document and help define institution-wide research priorities. A revised draft is now available for review. Comments from students, faculty and staff are invited via our online comment form.

Editor's Note

Holiday publication schedule: Our next UToday will be Thursday. Watch the homepage for daily news updates.


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.

For a look at upcoming events, go to