University of Calgary

June 12, 2008

JUNE 12 , 2008 | Vol. 4 No. 15

Two U of C researchers earn CRC funding
An internationally recognized military and strategic studies expert and a fine arts scholar who focuses on digital music are among a group of Canadian researchers who recently received Canada Research Chair funding. >> more

alan shiell

U of C awarded $14 million for public health research
How much does good health cost? How much is good health worth? And what are cost-effective ways to improve health for all Canadians? Alan Shiell will explore these questions as part of a new public health chair. >> more

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Calgary Awards recognize U of C connections
Several University of Calgary graduates, professors, researchers and supporters were honoured for their community contributions at the Calgary Awards. >> more


$500,000 CGA donation to Haskayne
The Certified General Accountants’ Association of Alberta has donated $500,000 to the Haskayne School of Business. >> more

john yackel

Sea ice critical to climate change
Geographer John Yackel chips away at mysteries of Arctic ice cycles. >> more

bike rider

Commuters cruise to success
U of C was the third-largest participant in Calgary's Commuter Challenge week. >> more

sudanese docs

Success in Sudan
The International Health Program for the Sudanese Physician Reintegration Program was recently recognized for its excellence in international development. >> more


Success comes early for U of C student
Mark Blackwell is a recipient of this year’s Top 20 Under 20 award. >> more


Social work prof appointed to seniors’ planning commission
Daniel Lai, a professor in the Faculty of Social Work and Alberta Heritage Health Scholar, was recently appointed to the government of Alberta’s Demographic Planning Commission for Seniors. >> more


Puppeteer seeks creative talent of Schulich engineers
Four mechanical engineering students will spend the next few months getting to know a massive buffalo really, really well. They're building a giant puppet. >> more


Nursing student wins essay contest
Third-year Faculty of Nursing student Jane McChesney has won third place in the Canadian Nurses Association Centennial Student Essay Contest.  >> more


Auto research accelerates
Two automobile-related research projects led by U of C profs who are experts in their fields are gearing up thanks to new funding from a Canada-wide auto research group. >> more

active seniors

Every little bit helps
New kinesiology research examines the benefits of small doses of exercise in controlling arthritis pain. >> more


C-sections not linked to risk of stillbirth
Previous caesarean sections do not increase the risk of stillbirth, according to a University of Calgary study. >> more

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Little fitness breaks have big Impact
F.I.T. Breaks help teachers “sneak” a little more physical activity into the day. >> more


6th Annual President’s Chili Lunch
Spice is nice. And on July 3, there will be plenty of it at the 6th Annual President’s Chili Lunch. >> more

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Bringing a Calgary tradition to Doha
The President’s Chili Lunch and Cook-Off is a long-standing tradition on the Calgary campus; now the ritual is being celebrated in Qatar. >> more

campus fair

2008 Campus Fair: annual campus-wide open house
Campus Fair is Saturday, June 14. Bring your family. All parking is free and refreshments will be provided.



Postcard from France
Keir Pittman is a biological sciences major who went on a full year exchange to France during his third year. >> more