University of Calgary

July 2, 2013

Southern Alberta Flood

Students reach out to flooded First Nations community
Close academic connections with Siksika Nation yield strong support during crisis.

Flood relief puts Social Work education to the test
Two volunteers reflect on their experiences with evacuees on campus.

Volunteer for a day (with pay) to help the flood relief effort
University offers options for those who wish to get involved.

University reacts to flood: Following our volunteers in photos & social media
What students, faculty, and staff are saying about flood relief. Slideshow

Research

Funding to help researcher understand brain development in children
$145,000 advances study of neural patterns.

News

University to host astronaut Chris Hadfield for ‘The Greatest Outdoor Show ABOVE Earth’
Space Station celebrity to share experiences as university showcases its research.

To Russia with code: Two computer science teams take on the world
Team Calgary Phoenix, Team SANO compete in St. Petersburg.

Engineering student halfway through exclusive Mars astronaut simulation project
Q&A with Simon Engler.

Two top high school students welcomed as Schulich Leaders
Talents from Alberta, Newfoundland.

Dinos in Action

Dinos represent across the country in CFL opening weekend
No other university football program has as many athletes launching pro careers.

Newsmakers

July 2/Toronto Star
Calgary’s mayor pulls the city through a tough time: Steward
Phil Elder, Professor Emeritus

July 2/CBC
New solar cars defy sci-fi reputation
Matthew Johnson, Solar Car Team

July 1/National Post
Defiant fertility consultant at centre of criminal case plans summer tour to meet surrogate mothers, egg donors
Juliet Guichon, Faculty of Medicine

June 30/Calgary Sun
Calgary residents displaced by floods line up for recovery cash from Alberta government
Patrick Holt, Wendy McDonald, Evacuees staying on campus

June 28/National Post
What’s more important to Ottawa: resupplying Canada’s navy or Arctic sovereignty?
Rob Huebert, Faculty of Arts

June 28/Toronto Sun
Hate speech and group rights
Kathleen Mahoney, Faculty of Law

In Memoriam

Spencer McLean, Faculty of Medicine
Campus flag at half-mast today.