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April 28, 2009

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Swine flu information
Updated information on swine influenza for students, staff and faculty.

iS² Project Update
Phase One is complete and recommendations are currently under review with university leadership. Click here for full update.

SU Teaching Excellence Award winners announced
The Teaching Excellence Awards is an initiative by the Students’ Union to honour University of Calgary faculty members for their outstanding contributions to the classroom and laboratory.

Political reporter sees shifting sands in Ottawa
Chantal Hébert visits U of C for public lecture as part of political science speaker series.

Board approves 2009-13 Business Plan
The University of Calgary's Board of Governors recently endorsed the 2009/10 budget. Full details of the budget and the U of C's 2009-13 business plan are available. >> Read PDF

News Makers

CTV Calgary - April 24
Diabetics cheer the mosquito
Biomedical engineers at the University of Calgary have made a discovery that could change the lives of diabetics. The Electronic Mosquito is a skin patch that provides a less invasive way for diabetics to take a blood sample for sugar level checks.

The Calgary Herald - April 21
The pain of Africa
A U of C med school grad publishes his haunting recollections of his half-year spent working at an ill-equipped hospital in the Sudanese border town of Abyei for Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) in 2007.

The Hill Times - April 6
Biomedical engineering can save health care costs
University of Calgary President Harvey Weingarten says biomedical engineering can help Canada find a way out of the unsustainable costs of health care by creating advances and innovations that allow us to prevent illnesses and cure diseases.


6:30 p.m. Science Café: Nature Deficit Disorder: Do Our Kids Need Nature?
6:30 p.m. Spanish for Reel Film Series: The Red Squirrel

April 29
> Convergence Rocks!
> The Shifting Canadian Political Landscape with Chantal Hébert
> Brain Bee

April 30
> CANCELLED: Round Table Discussion on Canada's Relations with Mexico, and in the Americas
> Science in the Cinema Series: Special free screening of Gattaca
> Registration deadline for Faculty Technology Days (May 5)

May 1
Third annual Social Justice Encounter

May 2
Rothney Astrophysical Observatory Open House

May 5
Faculty Technology Days: Teaching and Learning with Technology

May 8
Dr. Grant Gall (1940–2009): A Memorial Celebration

May 13
Lunch and Learn: Good Digestion: the Cornerstone of Good Health. Register early.