University of Calgary

October 22, 2009

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Value of e-PhDs probed
University of Calgary researcher Liam Rourke is looking into the efficacy of online PhD programs in Canadian universities.

Open Access explored
Leslie Chan, one of Canada’s strongest advocates for easily accessible research, will speak on Friday as part of U of C’s Open Access week.

Network empowers Zimbabwe girls
Child rights activist Betty Makoni will present a special lecture on the work of the Girl Child Network, which has helped thousands of young victims of abuse in Zimbabwe.

Green Scene

Pushing pedal power
The U of C is working to reduce its carbon footprint by enhancing services for those who commute to and from campus by bicycle.


> Nickle at Noon: Herders’ Calling
> Women's Resource Centre: SAGE Meet-up
> Mario Stella Distinguished Lecture: Italian Cinema and Holocaust Memory
> Dept. of Drama: Albertine, in Five Times (runs until Oct. 25 & 28-31)

Oct. 23
> WRC Awards Presentation Ceremony
> Animals Make Us Human
> Scholarship and Learning in an Open Access Knowledge Environment
> Girl Child Empowerment as a Model for Transformation

Oct. 24
> Open House: For Prospective Students and Families
> RAO: Counting Stars and Exploring the South Skies

For a look at upcoming events, go to