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The relevance of the Canadian military

By Colleen M. Potter

A lecture series brought forth ideas on Canadian defence security challenges. Retired Major-General Cameron Ross, CMM, CD, feels Canadian foreign affairs and defence issues are relevant to University of Calgary students. “We live in a city and province that are doing well and people who are blessed enough to go to class will one day… Continue reading The relevance of the Canadian military

Linking teaching and research

By Colleen M. Potter

According to a UK geography professor, there are numerous studies showing strong research does not lead to excellence in teaching, despite the assumption that research and teaching are linked. However, students can still benefit from research at their university if the link between the two is explored and promoted. At an Aug. 11 Learning Commons… Continue reading Linking teaching and research

Memories of India

By Colleen M. Potter

It has been almost a year since I was in India as part of the University of Calgary Term Abroad Program for Fall 2001. When people ask me about my experiences, the first story I inevitably tell is riding the train to northern India. My roommate and I were on a 22-hour train ride to… Continue reading Memories of India

U of C invaded

By Colleen M. Potter

What if they declared a war and no one came? Though no one really knows the answer, over 400 people converged on the University of Calgary last weekend to argue about it. From May 24-26, the U of C played host to the annual conference of the Society for Military History, considered a great success… Continue reading U of C invaded

U of C students hold their ground overseas

By Eric Fung

For 26 students participating in the University of Calgary Fall 2001 Term Abroad Program in India, their unique experience has just taken an unexpected turn. At the University of Pune, one of three host universities, the TAP provides students with the opportunity to enhance their degree program through experiential learning. Pune is also the location… Continue reading U of C students hold their ground overseas