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Get the inside scoop on the latest breakthroughs and discoveries by UCalgary researchers and alumni. Take your pick from 15 sessions ranging from lighthearted fun to thought-provoking hot topics.

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Signature Events

Peer Review Live: Going for Gold

Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 | 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. | $10
Come be inspired by the grit, motivation and perseverance of Calgarians (including alumni) who’ve reached the top of the Olympic podium.
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What’s the Big Idea? Enterprising Calgarians on Innovation

Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 | 3 – 4:30 p.m. | Free, with cash bar
Calgary prides itself as being one of the most enterprising cities in Canada. But what does that mean? Hear some of UCalgary’s most entrepreneurial alumni break down how great innovations permeate and impact our way of life.
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Gandhi Today: Finding Peace in the Modern World

Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 | 10 a.m. – noon | $25
Join us for brunch and inaugural Gandhi lecture, featuring scholar and UCalgary honorary degree recipient Rajmohan Gandhi, grandson of the revered Mahatma Gandhi.
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Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017

Cancer Checkup: Advancements in Screening

Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 | 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. | Free
Join UCalgary researchers from the Early Cancer Detection Program to learn more about new cancer detection technologies that’ll save more lives.
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Sticky Floors and Glass Ceilings

Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 | 10 – 11 a.m. | Free
Join our panel of successful female business and community leaders to learn how they unglued themselves from “sticky floors” and shattered the glass ceiling.
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Winning by a Thread: How Wearable Tech Boosts Athletic Performance

Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 | 10 – 11 a.m. | Free
Explore the game-changing field of wearable tech with leading experts from UCalgary’s Human Performance Lab.
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This Just In: Deciphering Threats in an Overwhelmed World

Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. | Free
Explore how threats — including cyber risk, terrorism and social deviance — have evolved and learn how to differentiate between those that are real and those that aren’t.
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Beyond the Headlines: Understanding the Opioid Crisis

Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. | Free
Did you know opioid overdoses results in roughly three deaths in Alberta every day? Come learn what’s being done to combat this escalating public health issue.
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Aboriginal Inclusion in the Broader Canadian Context

Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 | 1:30 – 2:45 p.m. | Free
Hear academic, business and Aboriginal perspectives on the need for greater Indigenous inclusion in Canada.
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The Consent Project (formerly Yes Means Yes): Sex through a Legal Lens

Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. | Free
Learn how to help your teen understand their rights and responsibilities in regards to sexual activity.
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UNDRCARD Boxing Class

Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 | 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Location: The Park | Free
Join us for a group boxing class in The Park hosted by UNDRCARD Boxing Studio. This class is suitable for all fitness and boxing levels.
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Career Café

Saturday, Sept. 23 | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Bianca Room, MacEwan Conference and Events Centre | Free
Grab a coffee and explore a variety of topics that’ll help you plan your career and succeed professionally.
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Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017

Kids and the Mighty Microbiome

Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 | 12:15 – 1:15 p.m. | Free
Guess what? Germs are good! Discover how you can help your child develop a mighty microbiome for long-term health.
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Resiliency in Children with ADHD and ASD

Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 | 12:15 – 1:15 p.m. | Free
Discover how we as parents, educators and mental health practitioners can help children with ADHD and autism spectrum disorder flourish in learning environments and reach their full potential.
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The Power of Exercise: Fitness from the Inside Out

Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 | 12:15 – 1:15 p.m. | Free
There’s more to working out than looking good. Discover the many ways exercise and nutrition contribute to a healthy body, brain and overall well-being.
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From the Horse’s Mouth: What We Can Learn from Equine Medicine

Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 | 12:15 – 1:15 p.m. | Free
Discover what our equine friends have helped us learn in medicine and explore what this could mean for humans. This is a family-friendly event, suitable for youth ages 12 and up.
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Strides for Thrive

Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 | 10 a.m. start
ace up your running shoes for this 3 and 5K walk/run in support of UCalgary’s Thrive Centre, an innovative fitness facility that empowers and improves the lives of people affected by cancer.
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