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May 5, 2009

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H1N1 (Human Swine Flu) update
The Teaching and Learning Centre has four videoconference rooms on the fifth floor of the Bio Sciences building which can be used by faculty and staff in lieu of travel for U of C related business. For updates on the U of C's response to the H1N1 virus, visit

Meteorite hunters break Canadian record
Local farmer donates biggest known meteorite from the Nov. 20 impact near Lloydminster to U of C.

U of C student chosen to attend national sustainability conference
Haskayne student teams up with experts to develop real sustainability solutions to take back to campus, the community and workplaces.

Doctor shortage symposium: controversially educational
The second Medical Student Health Symposium will address Canada’s doctor shortage.

Campus Connection

Still going strong
Longtime U of C employees will be recognized at this year’s President’s Annual Recognition Awards Reception on May 11.

President’s Reception for Long-Service Employees and Retirees - May 26

This annual reception recognizes U of C long-service employees (15 plus years) as well as those who have retired from the university. An open invitation is extended to all long-service and retired university faculty and staff.

Making a difference
Fourteen U of C employees, nominated by their peers, will receive ‘U Make a Difference’ awards at the annual Recognition Awards Reception May 11.

Call for Volunteers: Campus Fair Sneak–a–Peek

Dinos in Action

Top-tier provincial talent headed to Dinos
From Peace River to Raymond and all points in between, the 2009 recruiting for the Dinos is heavy on talent from Alberta.

Trio of Dinos CFL-bound on draft day
Offensive lineman Dylan Steenbergen becomes the 13th first-round pick in school history.


Globe & Mail
May 1
Our country is at a crossroads in determining whether we are content to be a mediocre research player on the global scene, or whether we aspire to excellence, says U of C president Harvey Weingarten. “Some of the pressing decisions focus on the level of investment we as a nation are prepared to make, but structural and philosophical decisions that will chart the future of our research and development success may be even more important.”

Globe & Mail
April 27
International business strategy can be tricky—and even more perilous if you follow the prevailing advice of the top gurus, according to professor Alain Verbeke at the Haskayne School of Business in Calgary.

Calgary Herald
May 4
The stone walls of Ottawa's Parliament Buildings are “amazingly robust” and would probably withstand a major earthquake without much damage, says lead researcher Nigel Shrive, a civil engineering professor at the University of Calgary.



> Faculty Technology Days: Teaching and Learning with Technology (runs May 5-7)

May 6
> Open Forum with CIHR president

May 7
> International Eco-conference: Building Bridges, Crossing Boundaries (runs May 7-9)
> Doctor Shortage Symposium: Controversially Educational

May 8
> Dr. Grant Gall Memorial Celebration

May 9
> The All-Science Challenge

May 12
> Distinguished Lecture in Psychology: Mistaken Eyewitness Identification and Convictions of the Innocent

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

May 14
> Spring Convocation
(Faculty wishing to participate in the academic procession, click here to sign up or e-mail by May 7)

June 3
> Summer Opera Workshop auditions