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October 23, 2003
  Study: Students drinkingPDF files may take a moment to load

A rare phenomenon is about to be studied: student drinking.

A new study about students' drinking habits is starting on Canadian campuses. Bacchus Canada, an organization devoted to studying drinking and sexual practices of college students, is conducting the study, funded by the Brewers of Canada

Fran Wdowczyk, Executive Director of the Student Life Education Company, Bacchus' parent company, is excited about the opportunity to bring the study into Canada.

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June 19, 2003
  Spine-tingling researchPDF files may take a moment to load

Researchers at the University of Calgary are one step closer to reducing the trauma of spinal cord injuries thanks to research into the effects of minocycline, a drug used to treat acne and multiple sclerosis.

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June 19, 2003
  From the ground upPDF files may take a moment to load

In this age of technology, masonry has become more than just bricks and mortar, according to one U of C researcher. Dr. Shelley Lissel hopes to build upon the world's second-oldest engineering profession at a new masonry research centre at the University of Calgary, thanks to a $157,690 grant from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation's New Opportunities Program.

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June 12, 2003
  New policy research centrePDF files may take a moment to load

The tentacles of increased research funding may soon spread further across campus. A proposal from Dean of Social Sciences, Dr. Stephen Randall, seeks to establish the University of Calgary Institute for Advanced Policy research.

The proposal, approved by the University of Calgary General Faculties Council on Thu., June 5, will be on the agenda of the Thu., June 20 Board of Governors meeting, the final step before the institute becomes a reality.

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June 12, 2003
  iCentre open for businessPDF files may take a moment to load

Officials from the University of Calgary and Schlumberger Oilfield Services opened the iCentre in the CCIT building on Fri., June 6. The iCentre will allow scientists and members of industry to visualize data in three dimensions.

The 30-foot wide by 10-foot tall facility immerses a user alone or with an audience into a virtual 3-D environment through the use of stereoscopic projections and polarizing glasses. The iCentre consists of $15 million in assets, much of which was donated by Schlumberger.

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June 05, 2003
  Students to unearth historyPDF files may take a moment to load

Nine University of Calgary students will travel to Nicaragua this week to begin an excavation that will fill some gaps in Nicaragua's historical fabric. The four undergraduates and five graduate students will be led by U of C archaeologist Dr. Geoff McCafferty in their quest to discover more about human migration patterns near Santa Isabel, located between Lake Nicaragua and the Pacific Ocean.

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June 05, 2003
  More research moneyPDF files may take a moment to load

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada announced on Mon., June 2 that 108 Calgary researchers will be among 290 recipients of new grants worth $34.4 million to conduct advanced research and train students in natural sciences and engineering.

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May 22, 2003
  Students receive research moneyPDF files may take a moment to load

Sixty U of C students will share in $1 million worth of Summer Studentship awards from the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research, allowing the students to participate in summer research at Alberta universities.

The awards are intended to encourage university and exceptional high-school students to consider careers in health research.

A total of 183 students, including those from the universities of Calgary, Alberta and Lethbridge, received the awards.

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February 06, 2003
  Women chiefs studiedPDF files may take a moment to load

University of Calgary Sociologist Dr. Cora Voyageur has conducted the first study on female chiefs on Canadian reserves. Of the 90 women chiefs across Canada, Voyageur has studied 64 women and their experiences. She is currently working on a book, which will give these women a voice to tell their stories.

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January 23, 2003
  Space: a very Canadian frontierPDF files may take a moment to load

Set your phasers to stunned. A different type of space geek graced Alberta's soil as Dr. Marc Garneau talked about Canada's space program on Wed., Jan. 22 at the U of C.

With relatively limited funding for the Canadian space program, Canadian scientists are forced to piggyback onto shuttles and satellites of larger space-faring nations. Regardless, we are still very much involved in space research.

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