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Antibiotic tobacco plants a possibility

By Kendra Perry

Antibiotics may soon be produced by tobacco plants if the Canadian government approves controversial molecular farming technology. Plant molecular farming uses plants in agriculture to produce products other than food, feed or fibre. Certain plants can be genetically modified to act as ‘factories,’ manufacturing pharmaceutical drugs, vaccines, bioplastics and industrial chemicals. University of Calgary communication… Continue reading Antibiotic tobacco plants a possibility

West Campus plans underway

By Kendra Perry

Development plans for the University of Calgary West Campus are finally underway. After a selection process which began in September, the university chose world-renowned Sasaki Associates for the task of master planner. Sasaki Associates is a multidisciplinary firm that boasts a client list of over 100 educational institutions from all over North America, Asia and… Continue reading West Campus plans underway

U of C gains grants for environment research

By Kendra Perry

A $19 million grant will help University of Calgary researchers keep Alberta’s water crystal clear. Mon., Nov. 27, the Canada Foundation for Innovation announced the U of C will receive $19 million for research aimed at improving the quality of water in the Bow River downstream of Calgary and to develop less environmentally damaging means… Continue reading U of C gains grants for environment research

Studies in India

By Kendra Perry

Pack your bags! The Faculty of Communications and Culture is offering its first development studies field school in India. This May, students will have the opportunity to step outside the classroom and gain invaluable hands on learning in South Asia. The India field school was developed as a result of the University of Calgary’s mandate… Continue reading Studies in India

Why freeze at McMahon in winter?

By Jeoff Winkleberry

The Manitoba Underwater Council held their 37th Annual Underwater Football National Championship Mar. 18-19 in wonderfully windy Winnipeg. Although a national championship with four teams is as qualified as the World Series of baseball, Calgary still sent a team–dubbed the Calgary Coroners–to run the “nation.” Underwater football is no spectator sport–even the referee must don… Continue reading Why freeze at McMahon in winter?