University of Calgary

Feb. 6, 2009

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U of C announces Downtown Campus site
Downtown Campus will open doors to students fall 2010.

From manikin to medical professional
New simulation learning centre provides leading-edge education to nursing students.

Black wolves: The first genetically-modified predators?
Rise of dark-colored Canis lupus credited to human dog breeding, may aid in coping with climate change.

Alberta could save millions on generic drugs
Albertans pay very high prices for generic drugs compared to other jurisdictions and it’s not because of the drug companies, says professor Aidan Hollis, a University of Calgary expert in the economics of pharmaceutical markets.

OC Feb thumbnailThis month in On Campus
Special series on building solutions for homelessness, Cybermentor program expands with hot online community and new program marries art and science. Plus research, students in action, book reviews and more. Pick up a copy today.

In the News

Prominent climate change scientist David Keith, the University of Calgary’s Canada Research Chair in Energy and the Environment, is featured in CBC Radio One’s “Climate Wars” series, presented by journalist and broadcaster Gwynne Dyer. Dyer examines several radical short- and medium-term measures for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and slowing climate change, including Keith’s research on “geo-engineering” the Earth’s climate. The podcast can be downloaded at: (scroll down to “Climate Wars – Part 3”).


Postcard from the Mediterranean
Etienne Aida Reyes Le Blanc is a fourth-year year humanities student who went on a Group Study Program to the Mediterranean. “I believed that the value of internationalizing my degree (and more specifically, myself) would be incalculable.” Here is her postcard home.

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Until Feb. 14
Erase the Waste 200g Challenge
2 p.m. Open House: Faculty of Nursing Clinical Simulation Learning Centre (also Feb. 7)
5 p.m. Improv Night: U of C's Very Own Whos' Line Is It Anyway?
8 p.m. High Way for One: Stefan Hussong, Accordion (also Feb. 7)
>> See all of today's events
Feb. 9
From HIV/Aids to Chronic Diseases : a 25 year Survey and Prospect with 2008 Nobel Prize winner Dr. Luc Montagnier
Feb. 11
Higher Moral Ground: The First Interamerican Women's Congress, 1947
Feb. 17
Chart the Course of Ethics—TCPS Consultation. Register now.
Feb. 18-20
Growing Home: Housing and Homelessness in Canada conference
Feb. 24
Erase the Waste - U of C Sustainabilty Workshop.
Space limited; register now.

Dinos in Action

- Women's Vball vs. Simon Fraser
- Women's Hockey vs. MacEwan College
Feb. 7
Women's Vball vs. Simon Fraser