University of Calgary

October 14, 2009

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Paper questions Alberta’s tax advantage
Jack Mintz, director and chair of the U of C’s School of Public Policy, released an analysis today that questions whether Alberta will lose its tax advantage as other provinces become more competitive. The full text of the communiqué is available at

Giller finalist helps launch WordFest
WordFest Comes to Campus begins today with a reading from 2009 Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist Colin McAdam.

Social Work dean honoured
Social Work dean Gayla Rogers has been chosen the Calgary-based “Woman of Influence” by Deloitte Women of Influence Inc.

Outdoor Centre “slide shows” return
The Outdoor Centre’s experts present free sessions on everything from sea kayaking and whitewater rafting to indoor climbing and summer lodge trips.

Faces of Philanthropy

Female alumna personalizes bursary
U of C employee and alumna Daisy Bank found it was simple and rewarding to fund a student bursary.


ABC News
Oct. 5: Bad air quality could trigger appendicitis: study

Short-term exposure to air pollution could trigger appendicitis in adults, possibly because pollutants cause inflammatory responses, according to a Canadian study. The research team—led by Dr. Gilaad Kaplan of the University of Calgary—studied the cases of 5,191 people admitted with appendicitis at three hospitals in Calgary over a seven-year period.

Calgary Sun
Oct. 6: Royal dream come true

The Calgary Stampede welcomed new additions to its royal family as the 2010 Stampede queen and princesses were crowned during the finals of the Canadian Rodeo Tour Championship. Katie Rochon, 21, a University of Calgary psychology student who is also a longtime show jumping competitor, accepted the Stampede queen crown as someone who has dreamed of holding the title since she was a little girl. “It was absolutely surreal, it still hasn’t sunk in.”

Calgary Herald
Oct. 12: Software has world's hospitals pumped

The Stephenson Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Centre at the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta is Canada's leading cardiac magnetic resonance facility and rated among the top five in the world. It's here that director Dr. Matthias Friedrich pores over MRIs of patients' hearts, carefully evaluating data collected from the images of heart muscle and tissue.


> Health Fair 2009: Healthy Body, Healthy Mind and Healthy Work
> WordFest: The Young, Bold and Restless

Oct. 15
> Sigma Xi Seminar: Machiavellian Flowers
> WordFest: ¡HOLA!
> WordFest: Bite of the Mango
> Is Alberta Losing its Tax Advantage?
> AHFMR Science in the Cinema:
I am Legend
> EVDS Design Matters Lecture: Is Green the New Black?

Oct. 16
> WordFest: Laferrière et Proulx

Oct. 19
> Sea Kayaking – Marine and Intertidal Life
> Crawling From The Wreckage, a talk by Gwynne Dyer

Oct. 20
> Celebration: Opening of International House

Oct. 20-25 & 28-31
> Dept. of Drama: Albertine, in Five Times

For a look at upcoming events, go to