University of Calgary

Spring 2008

VOLUME 4, NUMBER 2 

FEATURES:

The Power of Community
Twenty members of the U of C family
find meaning through connection.

City Building
The arts form the heart and soul of all great communities. Discover how the Faculty of fine Arts has contributed to the art of building Calgary's culture.

Community Classroom
U of C students are contributing to the community while learning in innovative enfironments. 

UPSTANDING ALUMNI:

Beyond the Bottom Line
Financial advisor Jason Gray developed a unique skill set to help a First Nations community with a green energy generation project.

Family Ties
Susan Billington, QC, is one member of a Calgary family with many ties to the U of C.
  The Land (Mine) Man
Kerry Brinkert meets with governments and royalty to eleminate land mines.

UExtra
Truper McBride, BA’04, discovered a passion for politics while watching an American presidential race unfold. Now he’s bringing that zeal to his role as mayor of Cochrane. Read the complete interview.

DEPARTMENTS:

UNIVERSAL NOTE
Alumnus Gian-Carlo Carra says we'll truly see innovation when citizens are empowered to determine the future of their communities. 

UPDATE CAPITAL PLAN
The latest on capital projects at the U of C.

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

UNCOVER RESEARCH
Food marketing, eating disorders and the new trend of "voluntourism." 

UNCONVENTIONAL RESEARCHER
Profs. Peter Dawson and Richard Levy work with Nunavut elders to help teach Inuit about their distant past.

UNEXPECTED VIEW
Alumnus and Cochrane Moyor Truper McBride on innovative approaches to managing his community's rapid growth. 

UNLEASHED OPINION
Columnist Mark Hopkins throws open his apartment doors to expand his community.

UNITE COMMUNITY
Grad student Elyse Barchard explores how municipal planners can develop around Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park and minimize their ecological impact.

UNRELENTING OLYMPIAN
The road the Beijing for pentathlete Josh Riker-Fox started on a Calgary sidewalk during the opening ceremonies for the 1988 Winter Lympics.

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

UNFORGETTABLE IMAGERY
A future look at Calgary's Urban Campus, created by the U of C and our education partners, which will combine experiential and community service learning.

UPBEAT EVENTS 

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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
Copy Editor: Veronica Hoskins [ vhoskins@ucalgary.ca ]

Contributors:
Ken Bendiktsen, Gian-Carlo Carra, Karen Cook, Nicole Davis, Gail Fredrickson, Mark Hopkins, Justen Lacoursiere, Pierre Lamielle, Jacqueline Louie, Mary Anne Moser, Jennifer Myers, Ewan Nicholson, Tom Nugent, Joe Obad, Joanne Reynolds, Grady Semmens, Meghan Sired, Katie Wattie.
Cover:
Sam Weiss is the recipient of a 2008 Gairdner International Award. / Photo by Justen Lacoursiere