University of Calgary

November 10, 2009

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Warren Veale appointed interim president
Warren Veale, a former dean and longtime university faculty member, will take on the role of interim president of the University of Calgary on Jan. 1, 2010.

Biomedical centres at the leading edge
Two new centres were launched today at the University of Calgary to accelerate the development of innovative medical technology—helping patients, improving health care and diversifying the Alberta economy.

Convocation a day of “firsts”
World-renowned violinist Barry Shiffman will receive an honorary degree at Thursday’s convocation and astronaut Robert Thirsk, BSc’76, LLD’09, will deliver his address while providing a behind-the-scenes tour of the International Space Station.

U of C innovators honoured by ASTech
A number of University of Calgary leaders in their field have been honoured by the Alberta Science and Technology (ASTech) Leadership Foundation, including Steve Larter, Elizabeth Cannon, Chris Goodall and Fadhel Ghannouchi.

“The boys needed our help”
Faculty of Nursing instructor Diana Mansell remembers the role played by Canadian nurses during wartime at a lecture on Remembrance Day. 

Research in Action Online gets new look
In the November issue: peat bogs, sleep deprivation and ASTech awards. 


Edmonton Journal
Nov. 2: Shaking all over

U of C kinesiology grad student Sarah Manske weighs in on the use of popular vibration machines for therapy and weight-loss.

Alberta Primetime
Oct. 29: Biofuels: good or bad?

Institute of Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economy Executive Director David Layzell joins a panel looking at the advantages and disadvantages of biofuels.

Nov. 3: Afghani-Calgarian reacts to run-off election cancellation

A University of Calgary political science student and member of the Afghani-Canadian Students Association responds to the latest political strife in Afghanistan.



Until Nov. 29
> Cut the Carbs Buildings Challenge

> Organ Series: The King of Instruments in the Service of Kings

Nov. 11
> Big Rock University Lecture Series: Remembering the Canadian Nursing Sisters: Courage and Carnage on the Front

Nov. 12
> Fall Convocation Morning Ceremony
> Fall Convocation Afternoon Ceremony

Nov. 13
> 42nd Annual Chacmool Conference: Identity Crisis: Archaeological Perspectives on Social Identity
> Dinos: Women's BBall vs. Fraser Valley
> Dinos: Men's BBall vs. Fraser Valley

For a look at upcoming events, go to