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May 1, 2009

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H1N1 (swine flu) Update
Given the potential spread of the H1N1 flu on campus, precautions are being taken in an effort to ensure the health and wellbeing to all of those who are on or visit campus. You will soon notice an increased number of hand sanitizer dispensers across campus. Alberta Health officials advise that hand washing and/or hand sanitizing is a key method to prevent the transmission of the virus.

Visit for information on symptoms of H1N1 flu and when you should consult a physician. The site, which is updated daily, also provides information on how to stay healthy.

Field hockey, men’s soccer to remain in Canada West
Field hockey and soccer communities worked with Dinos Athletics to create a viable plan to fund field hockey and men’s soccer though the 2009 varsity season.

Two U of C doctoral students named Vanier scholars
Two University of Calgary doctoral students were among the inaugural winners of a generous and prestigious new federal scholarship.

Viewing the end of the Universe
What’s new, exotic and beautiful in the world of astronomy.

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Postcard from Australia
As part of the Master of Teaching Program at the University of Calgary, second-year students have the option to do a semester through the Teaching Across Borders Program. Kelley Ireland chose to study/teach in Australia.


> Third Annual Social Justice Encounter

May 2
> IEEE Western Canadian Robot Games
> Rothney Astrophysical Observatory Open House

May 4
> Darwin Lecture Series: The Hierachy of Certainty: How the Past is Predictive

May 5
> Faculty Technology Days: Teaching and Learning with Technology

May 7
> Doctor Shortage Symposium: Controversially Educational

May 8
> Dr. Grant Gall Memorial Celebration

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