University of Calgary

Fall 2007

VOLUME 3, NUMBER 3 

FEATURES:

The E Generation
Meet U of C researchers and alumni who are integrating environmental stewardship into their young careers. 

Fuelling Up on African Sun
Solar technology brings hope for energy-strapped countries on the world’s poorest continent.

Planet Minder
Professor David Keith is among Canada’s top five experts on the environment. He believes the fate of our planet is well within our grasp.

UExtra

Unexpected View
Read the full version of our interview with Bonnie DuPont, Enbridge's group VP of corporate resources

These Tunes Are Made for Walkin'
Our Unleashed Opinion columnist picks his top 5 albums to listen to while walking around Calgary

Reader feedback
Giving U your energy (more readers give us their ideas on how we can each address global warming) 

UPSTANDING ALUMNI:

The Wind at Her Back
Kelly Matheson champions greener living in her professional and personal lives and believes 'absolutely in what she's doing'.
Raven Mad
Many of his peers thought he was crazy, but geologist Simon Raven and the team at upstart Oilsands Quest may have a monopoly on a huge discovery—in Saskatchewan.

Whose Side Are You On?
Using theatre, digital media and gaming, artist Lori Shyba wants Albertans to talk about solutions that balance our energy needs and our environment.

DEPARTMENTS:

UNIVERSAL NOTE
Alumni Association past president Dean Brawn on the opportunities to reduce, reuse and recycle.

UPDATE CAPITAL PLAN
Enhancing the teaching, learning and research environment on campus.

UPDATE NEWS
The latest developments and upcoming events at the U of C.

UNCOVER RESEARCH
The impact of sound, measuring English proficiency among foreign engineers and extracting methane locked deep in Alberta rock.

UNCONVENTIONAL RESEARCHER
Maen Husein looks for ways to partially refine heavy oil while it’s still underground, reducing the environmental impact.

UNEXPECTED VIEW
Top 40 alumni Bonnie DuPont on her role as the Calgary Petroleum Club’s first female president in 59 years.

UNITE COMMUNITY
Forest Lawn teens fix up their neighbourhood and inspire others in the process.

UNLIMITED ALUMNI
Catch up on your peers’ news in the latest class notes.

UNVEIL WORKS
New books, CDs and recommendations.

UNLEASHED OPINION
Columnist Mark Hopkins looks at Calgary’s car culture and his own reliance on four wheels.

UNFORGETTABLE IMAGERY
An award-winning photographer finds beauty in a renewable energy landscape.

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U is published three times a year by University of Calgary University Relations and the U of C Alumni Association.

Editor: Colleen Turner [ colleen.turner@ucalgary.ca ]
Associate Editor: Matthew Fox [ mbfox@ucalgary.ca ]
Art Director: John Vickers, Scout Communications

Contributors:
Ken Bendiktsen, Dean Brawn, Erin Carpenter, Michelle Cook, Gordon Cope, Mark Hopkins, Mark Lowey, Jennifer Myers, Ewan Nicholson, Nicole Ouellet, Andrea Purdy, Derek Sankey, Grady Semmens, Meghan Sired, Amanda Snyder, Jason Stang, Kirk Thurbide, George Webber, Bruce Weir.

Cover:
Grad student Laura Hickman will be studying the restoration of the praire grasslands and is involved in fighting urban sprawl. Photo by: Ewan Nicholson