University of Calgary

September 2008


FRONT PAGE:
Danielle Doerksen, a first-year geosciences student from Trochu, AB, looks over some texts for her courses.
Photo: Ken Bendiktsen
Editor's Note

Welcome to the new, revitalized On Campus

Capital Plan Update

WATCH US GROW
Capital expansion on track to increase access and expand high-priority programs
Space supports students: Capital planning VP Bob Ellard is ensuring growth on campus supports academic mandate

Feature

Beyond the classroom
New transcripts recognize student experience in clubs, athletics, community service and more

Four-year Guarantee

The four-year degree—guaranteed at U of C
First-in-Canada program guarantees timely graduation for incoming students

Wellness Issues

New online Wellness Guide designed by students for students

Learning 2.0: Innovations in Education

Labatorials offer a new way to learn physics
Mix of lab and tutorial builds on personal experience and adds a bit of playfulness

Research in Action: Biomedical Engineering

The connector
Lured by the mystery of the brain’s white matter, Peter Stys is convinced that answers lie within its delicate fibres

Student Awards

- First U of C undergrad sent abroad by Killam Fellowship
- Fulbright Award opens research doors for alumnus

Markin-Flanagan Writer-in-Residence

Eating Dirt: A glimpse into the world of tree planting

LUTW

Lighting up a memory
Emotional homecoming for Goddard family launches LUTW project in Papua New Guinea

In Conversation

Aiming for excellence
New Dinos athletic director aims to put U of C teams in the top three

Your Alumni

Leanne Junnila: The brains of a racy operation  

DEPARTMENTS:

- To the Point
- Crash Course
Law 681.24 Ethical Lawyering
- Hot Off the Press