U of C partners with TRU for new law program

Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops is starting up a new law program with guidance from the University of Calgary. The partnership between the schools will make sure the program gets under way successfully. Throughout the partnership, the U of C will be licensing their curriculum to TRU and will help them adapt it to their… Continue reading U of C partners with TRU for new law program

Welcome to Sim Nursing

The University of Calgary’s new Clinical Simulation Learning Centre is paving the way for better practical experience, giving nursing students an opportunity to treat patients effectively with the use of lifelike mannequins. These mannequins, also known as patient simulators, can blink, breathe, talk and have heart sounds, pulses and body fluids in the same way… Continue reading Welcome to Sim Nursing

Young girls connect with science

The University of Calgary launched a program that enables young women in science and engineering across Alberta to get involved with their field’s future generation last week. Cybermentor.ca is a web-based tool that introduces 11 to 18-year-old girls who have a zeal for science with post-secondary female researchers who have turned that passion into a… Continue reading Young girls connect with science

Film program takes flight

Aspiring filmmakers will now have a program to call their own. The University of Calgary has a newly revamped program that will give budding Spielbergs a degree in film studies. The program, which was a film minor before, accepted students for their first semester in fall 2008. Once the university decided to get the program… Continue reading Film program takes flight

Engineers see the light

First-year engineering students might have found an answer for affordable and efficient housing. For their final project of the semester, they were assigned a seven-week endeavour to sell their version of a new and improved house. Starting Monday, the students featured the projects on the second floor labs of the ICT building on campus, which… Continue reading Engineers see the light

Students take their show on the road

What do ethics, glowing bacteria and revolutionary new software have in common? They were all projects presented by University of Calgary teams at the recent International Genetically Engineered Machines competition at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. iGEM, which began in 2003, is an annual international competition designed to involve undergraduate students in the field of… Continue reading Students take their show on the road

All for one and one for all

The University of Calgary is discussing the possibility of reorganizing four arts-related faculties into one super arts faculty on campus. In a recent memo, president Harvey Weingarten and provost Alan Harrison announced plans to initiate discussion between the faculties of communications and culture, fine arts, humanities and social sciences. While there have been many informal… Continue reading All for one and one for all

Degree guarantee not available to everyone who wants it

This fall, the University of Calgary became the first university in Canada to offer a four-year graduation guarantee, but only first-year students in the faculties of communication and culture, social sciences, science and humanities were eligible to enrol. The program requires students complete one-quarter of their degree each year and meet with an academic advisor.… Continue reading Degree guarantee not available to everyone who wants it

Nursing receives grant to focus on senior care

The University of Calgary’s faculty of nursing is off to a promising start this month after receiving a $1.1 million donation from the Brenda Strafford Foundation for a centre of excellence in gerontological nursing. The five-year plan to construct the centre aims to enhance the lives of seniors in long-term care facilities while encouraging nursing… Continue reading Nursing receives grant to focus on senior care