University of Calgary

July 17, 2008

JULY 17 , 2008 | Vol. 4 No. 17

Guaranteed child care for U of C employees
A new partnership with Kids & Company offers guaranteed child care and preferred access to a range of other family life options to U of C employees.  

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Into Sioux Falls in the nick of time
chulich 1 pulled into the second stage stop of the 2008 North American Solar Challenge with just minutes to spare on Wednesday evening, after the longest day of driving yet that saw the car cover almost 500 kilometres.


What to do if you see a falcon on campus
Elli Jilek has been tracking various species of falcons on campus and as the newborn chicks take flight from the nest, crash landings are not uncommon. There are measures you can take if you find an injured falcon.

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Haskayne maintains top results in Corporate Knights rankings
Haskayne received full marks for community involvement, student initiatives, faculty research, research institutes, guest speakers and faculty chairs in Corporate Knights rankings.


Schulich School of Engineering ranked first in Canada
The Schulich School of Engineering earned top spot in Canada, out of 37 engineering programs surveyed, for integrating sustainability into its curriculum, according to the annual Corporate Knights ranking of business, engineering and law schools.


New Arthur J. Child Chair in American Security Policy
With a background on change in military organizations, NATO and European security and international peacekeeping, Terry Terrif joins the U of C’s Department of Political Science as the Arthur J. Child Chair in American Security Policy.

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U of C prof first Emeritus recipient for SEARCH Canada
Marja Verhoef, a full professor and Canada Research Chair in Complementary Medicine in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary is the first recipient to be appointed an Emeritus faculty member by SEARCH Canada.


New family doctors working in Calgary
It’s good news for Calgary—the U of C family medicine residency program has graduated 36 doctors with 25 of them working in Calgary communities.


Nine U of C scholars receive Killam Resident Fellowship
Through the Killam Resident Fellowship, nine University of Calgary scholars have been awarded $20,000 and the opportunity to complete projects requiring a period of intensive effort, free of teaching and administrative duties.


Student-designed website traces history of Canada in the North
The Arctic Institute’s Sovereignty, Defence and Discovery has a new website with hundreds of images covering the origins of the Canadian’s government involvement in the Arctic.


Winning parade design unveiled at Schulich School of Engineering
The Schulich School of Engineering recently supported Science at the Stampede-a contest where high school students designed innovative ways to transport VIPs in the Calgary Stampede Parade.


Undergrad joins the ranks of academics and graduates at Prague conference
Illana Huckell, a fourth-year student in religious studies is headed to Prague to present her paper at a conference typically reserved only for academics, professors and graduate students.


Faculty of Education wins Chili Cook-Off
For their “Just Chili-in” chili, the Faculty of Education took the Golden Ladle for the third year in a row at the annual Charity Chili Cook-Off.


$1.7-million grant awarded to Faculty of Medicine researcher to fight bioterrorism
Donald Woods is studying and testing vaccine preparations for the prevention of a bacterial disease with a history of use in biological warfare.


Kids food—is it good or bad?
Eighty-nine percent of children’s food products provide poor nutritional quality, but 62 percent of them still make health claims. Communication and Culture’s Charlene Elliott’s research findings were recently published in the July issue of UK-based journal Obesity Reviews.

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Storm chasers: Schulich engineer teams up with Environment Canada to improve severe weather warnings in Alberta
Susan Skone in the Sculich School of Engineering has teamed up with Environment Canada to understand how severe weather develops and to improve the accuracy and timeliness of summertime weather warnings in Alberta.

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Faculty of Medicine Professor Dr. Cy Frank named honorary “dentist”
Responsible for creating research plans and programs for the oral health community, Dr. Cy Frank has been named an honorary member to an organization committed to improving oral health worldwide.

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U of C professor emeritus gives life support
The legacy of helping others lives on with the gift of an endowment from Jagannath Wani, U of C professor of emeritus of mathematics and statistics.

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Environmental research revealed at open house
Scientists at the University of Calgary’s Canadian Rockies and Foothills Biogeoscience Institute who are studying environmental issues facing Canada, will show off their work at the institute’s annual open house on Saturday, July 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Postcard from Turkey
Nicole Mazga, a fourth- year international relations major, went on an exchange program to Turkey during the winter term.