University of Calgary

December 3, 2009

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Bursary supports a tribute to president
A group of friends of the University of Calgary are spearheading a tribute to retiring President Harvey Weingarten by encouraging support for an emergency bursary fund for students.

Keeping out snoopers
Philip Fong, from the University of Calgary’s Department of Computer Science, is researching privacy issues on social network systems. He gives a public presentation today.

Alumnus to receive provincial award
Don Carruthers Den Hoed is being honoured by the province today for his work in helping disabled Albertans explore the wilderness with specialized equipment and programs.

Researchers to deliver climate change message
A free public panel discussion and documentary screening on Canada’s role in climate change and the UN Conference on Climate Change in Copenhagen will be held today on campus.

Green Scene

Collective action adds up
The campus community reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 56.6 metric tonnes over the three week Cut the Carbs Buildings Challenge, more than 18.72 metric tonnes was saved during last year’s challenge.

Campus Connection

A revised draft of the Strategic Research Plan is now available for review online. This research plan will serve as a planning document for our university and help define our institution-wide research priorities. Comments from students, faculty and staff are invited. Please click here to view the plan.



> Thought for the Day
> Lump of Coal: Faculty of Fine Arts Holiday Craft and Bake Sale
> iCORE Talk: Keep Your Friends Close: Protection Technologies for Social Network Systems
> Nickle at Noon: Mercantile Mythology
> The Outlook for Energy: A View to 2030. Register now.
> Alberta to Copenhagen and Beyond
> AHFMR Science in the Cinema Free Movie: Philadelphia
> the mob by Clem Martini

Dec. 4
> Canada and Afghanistan: Counterinsurgency Warfare as Peacemaking—A Conflict in Terms > the mob by Clem Martini

Dec. 5
> the mob. Matinee and final evening performance
> Celebrity Series: Baroque Exchanges

Dec. 7
> James S. Palmer Lecture: The Energy Problem and Solution

For a look at upcoming events, go to