University of Calgary

June 26, 2008

JUNE 26 , 2008 | Vol. 4 No. 16

Asteroid-hunting satellite a world first
Canada’s NEOSSat space telescope to discover near-Earth objects and track high-altitude satellites.


Boone Pickens Centre for Neurological Science
and Advanced Technologies opens

Boone Pickens surprised guests with an unexpected bequest of $25 million to Reach!, the joint fundraising initiative of the Calgary Health Region and the University of Calgary, at the official opening of the Boone Pickens Centre for Neurological Science and Advanced Technolgies.


Solar home design unveiled
Student-led team unveils new solar home design, more sponsors and new school partner.


Vancouver writer Charlotte Gill named 2008-2009 Markin-Flanagan
Canadian Writer-in-Residence

Charlotte Gill has been named the 2008-2009 Markin Flanagan Canadian Writer-in-Residence by the Faculty of Humanities Markin-Flanagan Distinguished Writers Program.


U of C funds Open Access Authors Fund
Professors and graduate students now have access to a new fund that will provide financial support to cover Open Access author fees. Open Access publishing is a rapidly expanding development in the exchange of research information.

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Ancient fort opens new chapter in First Nations' history
A fortified village that pre-dates European arrival in Western Canada and is the only one of its kind discovered on the Canadian plains is yielding intriguing evidence of an unknown First Nations group settling on the prairies.


Faculty of Vet Med celebrates graduate student success
Larissa Newton is the first graduate student in the U of C’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM) to complete her Masters of Science degree.


U of C students learn about business in the global economy first hand
The U of C sent 13 students on a five-week study session in Shantou, China to learn about the international nature of business and gain a better understanding of other cultures.


U of C prof wins copyright case
A recent Alberta Provincial Court ruling and Alberta Court of Queens’ Bench appeal regarding the unauthorized publication of a textbook have both found in favour of two Calgary-based professors.

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Volunteer to be a conversation partner with Chinese professors
The Centre for Language Assessment and Learning is looking for volunteers to help a group of 36 Chinese professors with their conversational English.

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Eduroam–the future of wireless is at the U of C
Visiting scholars to the U of C can now log onto the Internet with greater ease thanks to a new service called Eduroam that provides a secure wireless Internet connection. 


‘Rule book’ needed for using carbon capture and storage to reduce emissions
New ISEEE research says that Alberta and Canada need to have a clear and legal framework in place before deploying the technology that could help the province significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


Four U of C researchers get technology boost
John Chen is one of four researchers to receive a total of $866,354 from the Alberta government’s Small Equipment Grants Program.


Faculty of Vet Med professor receives $240,000 in funding
Dr. John Matyas in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine has been funded $240,000 over the next two years for his project “Aligning the histopathological assessment of clinical and experimental osteoarthritis." Funding comes from the Canadian Arthritis Network.

faces of philanthropy


Giving back is a logical choice
Kevin Gibson has three kids in post-secondary education but that hasn’t stopped him from establishing the $100,000 Gibson Family Bursary in Petroleum Geology Endowment at the U of C.

home grown bbq

Home grown? Local food and the Calgary Stampede
The Faculty of Communication and Culture will discuss why you should care about eating local at the Calgary Stampede and how to know what is and isn’t home grown.