University of Calgary

March 25, 2009

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Largest gathering of Aboriginal writers in Calgary
The U of C’s First Nations Student Association (FNSA) and the Department of English host the I’Poyi Aboriginal Writers Gathering at the U of C March 26 - 27. ‘I'poyi’ is the Blackfoot word for "speak".

Taking the classroom to the Downtown East Side
Students spend their spring break on a service learning experience to teach kids about environmental responsibility at a school located in one of Canada’s lowest income postal codes.

Campus Connection

USRI: Your opinion counts
Students will soon be completing the Universal Student Ratings of Instruction. The USRI will be open from March 27 to April 19.

Academic Plan: online discussion
Interested in discussing the draft academic plan?
A new online forum is now open for the campus community.

Last Week for UMake Award Nominations
‘U Make a Difference’ are peer based awards that give university faculty and staff another opportunity to recognize each other’s efforts and contributions throughout the year. Visit before March 27 to nominate someone who has gone above and beyond.


International Francophone Week
4 p.m. Darwin Lecture Series: Literary Darwinism and (the Function of) Scripture
7 p.m. Diverted to Delhi

March 26
> Democratic Governance in the Americas: Canada’s National Alliance for the Implementation of Summit Mandates
> I’Poyi (Speak): Aboriginal Writers Gathering (& March 27)

March 27
> Markin Lecture in Health and Wellness: The Best Kept Secrets to Optimal Health and Wellness: Mindful Eating and Getting Fit!
> U of C Chamber Choir and Early Music Ensemble

March 28
A Chopin Portrait (Program 9)
with Charles Foreman

March 31-April 11
Taking Flight: Fifth Anniversary Festival of Student Work

April 8
WHAT IF.... Are you Prepared for an Emergency at the U of C?