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Chancellor Robert Thirsk

Canadian astronaut Robert Thirsk elected as 13th Chancellor

Chancellor's Club Event

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Guest Speaker: Dr. Paul Kubes with Nicki Perkins

Dr. Paul Kubes is a professor at the University of Calgary's Cumming School of Medicine. He is also an AHFMR scientist, a Canada Research Chair, and the founding director of the Calvin, Phoebe and Joan Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases. 

Nicki Perkins is a director on the Summit Foundation for CF Board and ambassador for the Reach! Campaign from 2006 to 2009.

Learn about research on chronic illnesses from Dr. Kubes, as well as the impact of such research on the quality of life for those with chronic disease from Nicki who was born with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and diagnosed at the age of four.

For more details or to become a Chancellor's Club Member, contact Eileen at 403-220-7981 or email

2014 - 2015 Senate Meetings

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Lecture of a Lifetime 2014

University of Calgary researcher, leader and role-model teacher, Dr. Gayla Rogers

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Presented by the University of Calgary Senate, this annual Lecture of a Lifetime showcases our top academics, recognizes exceptional talent and achievement, and celebrates outstanding service to the university, its students and the community.

Learn more about Gayla Rogers.

About Senate

The Vision Statement of the Senate is: Senate engaging community.

The Mission of the Senate is to:

- enhance the University's position in the community
- promote the University
- influence decision makers
- foster student interests
- promote and recognize excellence
- represent the public interest

The Goal of Senate:
Senate is the pre-eminent community body that works to increase:
- the value of university education to the citizens of Calgary and Alberta
- recognition among citizens of the contribution of the University of Calgary
- citizens' engagement in, commitment to and support of the University of Calgary

The work of Senate is directed by the following Guiding Principles:
- Senators, both individually and collectively, promote the University's accomplishments and aspirations for the future.
- Senate broadens the inclusion of citizens in the University.
- Senate nurtures pride in the University and raises commitment to participate in the building of excellence in the University.

"It is the duty of a senate to inquire into any matter that might benefit the University and enhance its position in the community."
~Post-secondary Learning Act, 2004 ~ Government of Alberta