University of Calgary

August 14, 2008

AUGUST 14, 2008 | Vol. 4 No. 18

Bruce Carson to lead Canada School of Energy and Environment
Long-time politico brings expertise to Alberta-led centre of excellence—an innovative research and education collaboration between the University of Alberta, the University of Calgary and the University of Lethbridge. >> more


U of C prof makes World Vision’s top five Canadians to watch
For her work as project director for Healthy Child Uganda, Dr. Jenn Brenner, a U of C pediatrician and prof essor, is on World Vision’s annual list of top five Canadians to watch.
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A design professor’s lens on a faraway steppe
EVDS architecture professor Brian R. Sinclair’s photos explore hope and change in Mongolia. >> more


Haskayne associate dean honoured by accounting institute
Cynthia Simmons, associate dean in the Haskayne School of Business, was honoured by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta for her contribution to civic, charitable and other community causes. >> more

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U of C prof first Albertan to lead national advisory group on environment and economy
Bob Page, a professor in ISEEE, Haskayne and environmental design will lead an independent national group advisory group on key environmental and economic issues.
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Engineering prof wins award for contribution to the technology of petroleum recovery
For his involvement in improving the technique and practice of finding and producing petroleum, Tony Settari is the 2008 recipient of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Anthony F. Lucas Gold Medal. >> more


Faculty relocation made easy
The Faculty Recruitment and Resources Office is designed to provide assistance to individuals considering a faculty career at the U of C and to help make new faculty members’ transition to the university as smooth as possible. >> more

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Department of Geoscience creates time capsule for last 45 years
Many faculty in the Department of Geoscience are soon retiring and this threatens the ability for the department to hang onto its past. To capture and preserve its history, the department is creating a 100-page 45th anniversary commemorative book. >> more


Visiting U.S. energy scholar teaches ISEEE students during summer
Bob Cherry is a U.S. national laboratory researcher teaching ISEEE graduate students this summer as part of a collaboration with the Idaho National Laboratory. >> more


Haskayne’s MAX Award winner announced
Russ Girling, a leader in the energy sector, is the winner of the Haskayne School of Business 2008 Management Alumni Excellence (MAX) Award. >> more


New software brings 3D medical images to your doctor’s iPhone
A $2.1-million investment in digital imaging research is helping doctors make more accurate diagnoses in stroke, multiple sclerosis and brain cancer with new software that remotely receives medical images on the iPhone. >> more

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Thinking about hip or knee replacement surgery?
The U of C and the Calgary Health Region are hosting a public/patient information session about hip and knee replacement surgery September 15. >> more


Masters of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition
Seven artists’ work investigates the compulsions that occur at intersections between humans, nature and technology. Their works will be on display at the Nickle Arts Museum from August 8 – September 13. >> more


Postcard from Ecuador
Anita Withers, a third year French and Spanish major, wanted to study in Ecuador because she had always wanted to live in the Andes. >> more