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March 25, 2010
  Panel reflects on Canada's international aidPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary Engineers Without Borders Chapter hosted a discussion panel March 18 on Canada's role in international development and aid. The four-person panel addressed a range of topics including aid harmonization and international cooperation.

Glen Pearson, London North-Centre member of parliament and liberal critic for international co-operation spoke first.

"I have seen overseas the difference that government money can make," said Pearson.

March 25, 2010
  Prof banned from grantsPDF files may take a moment to load

Daniel Kwok, an associate professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Calgary, has been banned from research funding by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. The Calgary Herald reported that NSERC has accused Kwok of plagiarism and financial misconduct, using up to $150,000 of government grant money on purchases unrelated to his research, such as a home entertainment system and custom car parts.

March 25, 2010
  Quadrangle green space construction begins this summerPDF files may take a moment to load

Alongside the Digital Library, students will have a new central green space to look forward to next fall semester. The Taylor Quadrangle is currently looking at a September-to-October completion date.

"The focus has been on the library itself, but the design of the Quad is now near completion. The construction activities are going to start up fairly soon," said Stephen Dantzer, associate vice-president facilities development.

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