University of Calgary

Jan. 24/08

JANUARY 24, 2008 | Vol. 4 No. 6
blank $97-million investment in learning
Investment in education. Investment in renewal. Investment in growth. Premier Ed Stelmach and Doug Horner, minister of Advanced Education and Technology came to campus on Jan. 22 to echo these themes. The Government of Alberta is investing $97.1 million to support new capital projects and campus renewal at the university. >> more
TRW U of C and CHR open largest colon cancer screening facility in Canada
Calgary now leads the country in colon cancer screening with the opening of the largest facility in Canada. The centre, located in the U of C’s Teaching, Research and Wellness building, was made possible through the partnership of the Calgary Health Region, the University of Calgary and the philanthropic community. >> more
peterson U of C Canadian Millennium Scholarship winner packs knapsacks
with hope and compassion

She has helped to fill 166 knapsacks not full of books, but of essentials for everyday living—all for Calgary’s homeless teens. Haleigh Petersen created Teams 4 Teens and is a recent recipient of a Canadian Millennium Scholarship for her work in helping Calgary’s homeless. >> more
film studies New film studies program expected to help build Alberta film industry
The Faculty of Communication and Culture is going Hollywood-esque—launching southern Alberta’s first film studies program. Auditions will start immediately as admittance to the program is underway for study in Fall 2008. >> more
toboggan It’s all downhill from here
Snow days were always fun. It meant you could bundle up, get on your toboggan and sled all day long. For a group of Schulich civil engineering students, they'll get to re-live snow days at the 2008 Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race in Quebec. >> more
camera Ditching film for digital? The art department wants your old camera
If you’ve made the switch from a film to digital camera and you can let go of the old one, the Department of Art will take it off your hands and into their classrooms. Although digital cameras are all the rage today, film-based photography skills are still a key element in the department’s photography curriculum. >> more
heart net Calgary cardiac team performs first HeartNet™ procedure in Canada
Dr. Debra Isaac, a clinical associate professor at the Faculty of Medicine and a Calgary Health Region cardiologist, is the lead on an international clinical research study that has a team of Calgary cardiac surgeons making history in the operating room. >> more
routledge From east to west for U of C expertise
A PhD nursing student at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia is taking a different approach to nursing research and is calling upon two U of C researchers to guide her. >> more
faces of philanthropy
young ted The apple (or peach) doesn’t fall far from the tree
Ted Eddy believes in helping future generations. And he wants to help his parents’ dream come true—to have a veterinary school in Calgary. Eddy is the first donor to the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine’s new school set to open in September 2008 and he’s helping to finish what his parents started more than 45 years ago. >> more
kinesiology Live fast—but die…when?
The old saying ‘live fast die young’ might be dying itself. There’s a new train of thought that’s questioning how the body manages energy and what it means for those who live life in the fast lane. The Kinesiology Dean’s Lecture Series will explore this notion with guest speaker Dr. John Speakman from the University of Aberdeen on Jan. 28. >> more
symposium No dancing around the topic—Situating Le Sacre in 2008 symposium
The Faculty of Fine Arts welcomes you to reflect back to the year 1913 when Le Sacre du Printemps, a ballet composed by Russian Stravinsky, became the most infamous and celebrated scandal of the Paris arts season that year. Professors and students of dance, music and drama will discuss how Le Sacre du Printemps is viewed today. >> more
blood Here’s your opportunity to save lives
Maybe one of your New Year resolutions is to help a stranger or give more to others. Head to the U of C’s blood donor clinic and check that resolution off the list. A blood donor clinic will be held Monday, Feb. 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the MacEwan Ballroom. Call 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283) to book your appointment.
business day The grass is always greener on the other side
Being “green” is everyone’s business and the business of being green will be explored at the 38th Annual Business Day Conference on Feb. 8 at the U of C. >> more
prince thumbnail Royal visitor to accept Calgary Peace Prize
In 2006, the Consortium for Peace Studies at the U of C established the Calgary Peace Prize to highlight Calgary’s contribution to world peace. The prize recognizes outstanding individuals from the global community whose work has made the world a safer and less violent place. In March, His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan Bin Talal of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan will be honoured at the Calgary Zoo. >> more
denmark To Denmark … please?
A semester in Denmark studying law is keeping Jason Scratch busy and motivated. The second-year law student has gained a better perspective on how indigenous peoples have been treated and took a different route in viewing European sites by running two marathons. >> more