Guest blogger Tim Meagher shares his thoughts on the Undergraduate Research Symposium

There is a paragraph in the University of Calgary’s ‘Eyes High’ strategic plan that talks about enriching the quality and breadth of learning: “At the University of Calgary, learning takes place in a research environment. Students will learn research skills through their courses, assignments, fieldwork and as members of research teams. As a result, they […]

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Non-profit board members remain devoted to good causes beyond the expiration of their terms

It is rewarding for me to serve on the board of directors of LIFT Philanthropy. In addition to pioneering venture philanthropy in Canada, I am privileged through my board membership to work with very accomplished people – people who are making a difference in our nation. Ms. Judy Rogers, for instance, is one of the directors […]

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UCalgary confers 75 Bachelor of Nursing degrees and 9 Masters degrees in Doha, Qatar

The convocation ceremony for this year’s graduates of the University of Calgary in Qatar (UCQ) nursing program was held last evening at the Qatar National Convention Center in Doha. We conferred 75 Bachelor of Nursing degrees and 9 Masters degrees. As each graduand crossed the stage toward me, I saw the essence of accomplishment in […]

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Words are stronger than bullets

Yesterday afternoon, we held the fall convocation ceremony for the 2015 University of Calgary graduates from the faculties of Arts, Social Work and the Werklund School of Education. In addition to celebrating our new graduates, we also awarded Izzeldin Abuelaish with the honorary degree Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa. Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish is the Palestinian physician […]

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neuroArm: an example of space technologies benefiting people on Earth

Steve Allan is one of my colleagues on the University of Calgary’s Board of Governors. In his outside life, Steve is a chartered accountant with a distinguished career in the Canadian tourism industry. He also has an admirable spirit of volunteerism that includes service with the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede and the Rotary Club of […]

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