University of Calgary

November 12, 2009

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Surgeon ‘gluing’ the breastbone together after open-heart surgery
An innovative procedure pioneered at the University of Calgary, which uses an adhesive to “glue” the breastbone back together after open-heart surgery, will be studied around the world.

Dinos lead all-star team
Seven University of Calgary Dinos have been announced as football all-stars for 2009, the most of any program in the conference.

Nursing students take care
A group of nursing students are part of a widespread campaign to help their peers understand the H1N1 influenza pandemic and to take protective measures.

U of C wins international communications awards
External Relations and the Faculty of Medicine have combined to earn seven awards from the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals in a competition that attracts 5,000 international entries.

Campus Connection

Academic Foundations online
Academic Foundations: Principles to Guide University Planning (2009) is posted online for the campus community.  It describes the foundational academic principles of the U of C: student success; excellence in research, scholarship and creative activity; interdisciplinary education and research; and return to community.

Green Scene

Green buildings are living labs
Through its green building initiative, the University of Calgary is providing students with leading-edge experience in the field of high-performance green buildings.


Until Nov. 29
> Cut the Carbs Buildings Challenge

> Square_space – Third Annual EVDS Frame Exhibit and Silent Auction (runs until Nov. 20)
> Fall Convocation Morning Ceremony
> Fall Convocation Afternoon Ceremony

Nov. 13
> 42nd Annual Chacmool Conference: Identity Crisis: Archaeological Perspectives on Social Identity (runs Nov. 13-15)
> Dinos: Women's BBall vs. Fraser Valley
> Dinos: Men's BBall vs. Fraser Valley

Nov. 14
> Dinos: Women's BBall vs. Thompson Rivers
> Dinos: Men's BBall vs. Thompson Rivers

Nov. 15
> You, Me, and the S.P.P: Trading Democracy for Corporate Rule

For a look at upcoming events, go to