Our guide to the news in the midst of all the noise: Dr. Peter Mansbridge

Dawn Johnston is an Associate Dean at the University of Calgary. She provides leadership in teaching, learning and student engagement for the Faculty of Arts. Dawn and I are kindred spirits in that we both advocate for interdisciplinary programs at our university, such as the Arts and Science Honours Academy. Dawn also oversees research and […]

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UCalgary engineer assesses bone strength in astronauts

I was at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston earlier this month for my annual medical exam. This exam is part of the Longitudinal Study on Astronaut Health, an occupational surveillance program for former astronauts (see my earlier blog about this proactive medical surveillance program.) In addition to the usual physical exam and laboratory […]

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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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