Summer sports shorts spectacular

Swim team strengthens champion squad As the excitement over the University of Calgary swim team’s Canadian Interuniversity Sport championship year still lingers, the club announced this year’s team would continue to make a splash in the pool. CIS coach of the year Mike Blondal has picked up some strong talent, most notably Mike Brown, who… Continue reading Summer sports shorts spectacular

News for the unnewsed

Refugee numbers on the rise The number of refugees leaving their home country exceeded 11 million in 2007, the United Nations announced this week. In a report by the Office of the United Nations high commissioner for refugees, the agency noted the figure is down from 17.8 million refugees in 1992, but up significantly from… Continue reading News for the unnewsed

Starving art students no more

When summer weather and artistic students collide, almost anything can happen. A massive park sale will be held on campus this month to promote student art in Calgary. “The park sale is a collaboration between ACAD and University of Calgary students to create an event where students sell their art and promote themselves as designers,”… Continue reading Starving art students no more

Stolen fossils returned thanks to U of C prof

The efforts of University of Calgary dinosaur paleontology assistant professor Dr. Darla Zelenitsky helped solve the mystery of stolen dinosaur eggs. She assisted the United States Department of Homeland Security immigration and customs enforcement foil fossil smuggling. U.S. authorities moved quickly to seize 8,100 pounds of fossilized dinosaur eggs and petrified pinecones and crabs at… Continue reading Stolen fossils returned thanks to U of C prof

Health care gets another boost

Canadians generally don’t think of their health in terms of economic value, but a University of Calgary researcher is proposing that it might be time. Population Health Intervention Research Centre chair Dr. Alan Shiell recently received one of 14 Canadian Institutes of Health Research national grants to further his research in the economics of public… Continue reading Health care gets another boost

Humanitarian comes to Calgary

Eighty-year-old Jean Vanier spent over half his life doing humanitarian work for individuals with developmental disabilities. On Thursday, he’s asking young adults between the ages of 18-35 to spend one evening listening to him speak about the lessons he learned in the span of his career and the message of peace and hope that can… Continue reading Humanitarian comes to Calgary

Alumni go above and beyond

When many Canadians think of Mexico, sun, beach, tans and heat come to mind. But in the case of Dr. Susan Smith, there are different and more important issues that need to be addressed. Smith is one of the recipients of this year’s Arch Awards for her humanitarian services in a poverty-stricken Mexican village. Two… Continue reading Alumni go above and beyond

Editorial: Dastardly dividend

Since the Industrial Revolution, fossil fuels have had many uses. For the past century or so, one of the main uses has been to fuel our motorcars. Unfortunately, years of sustained use of a non-renewable resource have put the world in a bit of a quandary as gasoline prices and CO2 emissions are much higher… Continue reading Editorial: Dastardly dividend

Generational differences make for good music

Combining generations of musicians with varying degrees of experience in one group can sometimes spell disaster. Different levels of experience means different levels of ability, and different levels of ability within a group can impose limitations on the music. The Davidson/Murley/Braid Quintet, on the other hand, is, by all accounts, an exception to this statement.… Continue reading Generational differences make for good music