University of Calgary

March 27, 2008

MARCH 27, 2008 | Vol. 4 No. 10
wellness centre

New student health and wellness centre
Students at the University of Calgary now have quicker access to health care and a wider range of services to choose from. The new SU Wellness Centre doubles capacity with a unique combination of health and wellness services. >> more


Industry fuels innovative energy research
Four new research chair positions in science and engineering have been created through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Industrial Research Chairs program with $3.4 million in new funding. >> more

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Solar Car Team gears up to race for home
The U of C will host the 2008 North American Solar Challenge finish line July 22 with students cruising 4,000 kilometres in their car, Schulich 1, from Dallas, Texas to Calgary. >> more


New interim dean in the Faculty of Nursing
Dianne Tapp, MN'93, PhD'97, has assumed the role of interim dean of the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Calgary, effective Jan. 1, 2008. Prior to her appointment, Tapp served for a year as acting dean of nursing while former dean of nursing, Michael Clinton, was in Qatar setting up the new University of Calgary – Qatar (UC-Q) campus. A search for a new dean for the Faculty of Nursing will begin in the next few months.


Corn’s roots dig deeper into South America
Earliest signs of maize as staple food found after spreading south from Mexican homeland. >> more


Ancient reptile rises from Alberta oil sands
Dinosaur-era sea creature named for U of C alumna after being unearthed at Syncrude mine. >> more

runners edge

Runners’ Edge: Take your training outside the box
The U of C is hosting the city’s best running workshop in a one-day retreat. Come get the runners’ edge on April 12. >> more

taking flight

Taking the stage—behind the scenes
Taking Flight, the Department of Drama’s annual festival of student work, is the place where many students first learn to stage their own work. >> more


Tickets still available: Royal visitor to accept Calgary Peace Prize
Tickets are still available for the March 31 ceremony when His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan Bin Talal of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordon will be honoured for his work in making the world a safer and less violent place. >> more

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Turning assumptions into answers in international development
A travelling, interactive exhibition at the Nickle Arts Museum is asking its audience to re-think assumptions about what international development is and what it can achieve.
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When in Thailand…sing karaoke
Stephanie Penkala, a second-year political science and history major, went to Chiang Mai,Thailand as part of a semester group study program. She learned the language, developed a fondness for the spicy flavours of Thai food and joined in on the very popular karaoke sessions. Here’s her postcard home. >> more