University of Calgary

December 17, 2009

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CFI awards researchers $2.5 million
University of Calgary researchers have received almost $2.5 million in funding for eight projects in science, medicine, engineering and veterinary science from the Canada Foundation for Innovation.

Search for new president progresses
The search committee for the University of Calgary's eighth president is on track to announce a new president in the first quarter of 2010.

Rogers honoured for vision
Gayla Rogers, the dean of the Faculty of Social Work, has been awarded Global Television/YWCA's Woman of Vision award, the second community honour for her this term.

Fowlow ends term as interim dean
At a reception tonight, Loraine Fowlow will be feted for her accomplishments as interim dean of the Faculty of Environmental Design for the past two years.

Campus United Way goal met
After a flurry of giving in the last week, the campus community has exceeded its goal of raising $200,000 for the United Way this year.

Green Scene

Sustainability research recognized
The U of C's Office of Sustainability has recognized the work of two undergraduates whose research is having an impact on social and environmental sustainability.

Campus Connections

Search for dean of social work
The search is underway for this senior leadership position. The University of Calgary invites nominations and applications for dean of the Faculty of Social Work.

Residence applications now open
Students who wish to live in residence for the academic 2010/2011 year or the spring/summer 2010 term can apply now at

Editor's Note

This is the last UToday of 2009. To all our readers and contributors, thank you for your support and have a happy and restful holiday. UToday returns on Jan. 11 when winter term classes begin. Until then, watch the U of C homepage for the latest news.


> Latin American Film Series: Arráncame la vida

Dec. 19
> Record your Galileo moment: Rodney Astrophysical Observatory open house on winter solstice.

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