University of Calgary

Aug. 16/07

Vol. 3 No. 12

KICKOFF.07 celebrates with Friday Sam & Saturday Slam
You are invited to celebrate the start of the school year and participate in activities with new and returning students to campus over this two-day event on Friday, Sept. 7 and Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007. >> more


U of C public policy expert named head of provincial panel
Dr. Jack Mintz, chair of the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy, will chair a Government of Alberta independent expert panel charged with ensuring Albertans receive maximum long-term benefits from the province’s savings and investment funds. >> more

scott curry

Man on the run
He may be one of the top triathletes in Canada, but Scott Curry still doesn’t consider himself to be a great athlete—just a man with a passion for his sport. >> more


Under construction: New ways of learning
The U of C is hosting a welcome back celebration for students, staff and faculty on the first day of classes, Sept. 10. >> more

continuing education

Poet looks forward to Calgary residency
Poet Sina Queyras has been named the 2007–2008 Markin-Flanagan Canadian Writer-in-Residence. >> more


Education faculty launches rural MT option
The Faculty of Education is working with Chinook’s Edge School Division to provide teacher training closer to home for students in Olds. >> more

continuing education

Cont Ed offers program in health, safety and the environment
New program responds to need for skilled personnel who can identify, evaluate and communicate about workplace and environmental conditions that may adversely affect human health. >> more


American buffalo doomed by international trade
U of C economist argues European demand for bison leather was the culprit for near extinction on the Great Plains. >> more


Physician-scientists pinpoint how cancer spreads within the brain
For the first time, a research team at the University of Calgary has identified the “switch” that enables brain cancer cells to journey outwards from the primary tumour and aggressively infiltrate the brain. >> more


Vaccine for deadly intestinal parasite discovered
It’s the only amoeba in this world known to kill humans, and a U of C microbiologist just might have the vaccine for it. >> more



Alumnus amped up to rock KICKOFF
Andrew Wedderburn, frontman for the Calgary-based indie band Hot Little Rocket, says the band is looking forward to returning to campus. >> more


MFA show at NAM

Five new artists, five new works
The University of Calgary Department of Drama presents an exhibition by MFA graduating students. >> more

city skyline

Building a Great City
On Wednesday, Sept. 12, the University of Calgary will host the next Research in Action breakfast: Building a Great City. >> more


More events to mark in your calendar
A talk on cholesterol at the Kerby Centre ... Science Cafe at the Unicorn Pub examines prion disease. >> more


raj rangayyan

U of C faculty honoured for research and service
Law profPeter Bowal recognized for his contributions to consumer awareness ... Schulich prof Raj Rangayyan joins the elite ranks of medical imaging researchers... Two nursing profs receive U of C's first CCHSC awards ... Sharon Friensen wins an education prize ... and the story behind that huge hanging sculpture in Scurfield Hall. >> more


Postcard from Papua New Guinea
“Through this experience, I now know why I have chosen to pursue medicine,” says Thomas Stark. “The ability to make a direct impact on an ailing patient is truly a rewarding experience.” >> more