Nellie’s North is a place that offers great opportunities for the benefit of all Canadians

This morning we held the convocation for the 2015 University of Calgary graduates in Education. During this ceremony, we also conferred an honorary degree on Nellie Cournoyea, the first female aboriginal government leader (premier of the Northwest Territories) and the longest serving public figure in the North. I noted that it was Senator Georgette Habib […]

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Sheldon Kennedy has faced his fears in a way that few dare to do

This afternoon we held the convocation ceremony for the 2015 University of Calgary graduates in Environmental Design, Kinesiology and Social Work. In addition to celebrating our new graduates, we also awarded Grant MacEachern (a longtime friend of our university) with the Order of the University of Calgary and Sheldon Kennedy with the honorary degree Doctor […]

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BC’s Lt.-Gov. reminds us it’s our collective responsibility to leave the world in better condition

The current Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia is the Honorable Judith Guichon. Judith has a love and respect for the land. For many generations her family has ranched in the southern interior of BC. Along with her late husband, Judith introduced the practice of ‘holistic management’ to local ranchers. Holistic management is a farming method which […]

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Science literacy in our country matters

I was in Hamilton, Ontario today to help my colleague Dr. Bonnie Schmidt with an important funding announcement for her organization Let’s Talk Science. Bonnie and I are kindred spirits in that we both advocate for enhanced STEM skills in Canada. Let’s Talk Science is a national organization that engages youth in science, technology, engineering and […]

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