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December 05, 2002
  The Riel mysteryPDF files may take a moment to load

Few figures in Canadian history have captured the attention of historians, politicians and the general public the way Louis Riel has. Despite all the research done about the Metis leader, there is a period in his life that remains a mystery. Between the rebellions of 1869-70 and 1885, Riel disappeared. A diary discovered by a University of Calgary professor may provide clues into Riel's whereabouts during that time.

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December 05, 2002
  Violence prevention programs evaluatedPDF files may take a moment to load

Many organizations have ideas about how to prevent violence against girls and young women, but what happens when there is too much information? One University of Calgary professor and researcher, Dr. Lesie Tutty, hopes that a new manual will help schools decide which violence prevention programs are best for their students.

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November 14, 2002
  Condom maker knows sexPDF files may take a moment to load

According to a survey by Durex Canada, Canadians are having sex.

The condom manufacturer recently surveyed Canadians between the ages of 18 and 29, looking for information about their sexual habits. Not shockingly, they found that curiosity, not love, is the most prominent reason for first sexual encounters.

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November 14, 2002
  Light Up the World againPDF files may take a moment to load

To Dr. Dave Irvine-Halliday, a professor of electrical engineering at the University of Calgary, it seems that when it rains, it pours. Only weeks after his Light Up the World Foundation was awarded a $100,000 U.S. for international development by Rolex, his group was honoured with two additional prizes. One of the prizes came with $50,000 U.S.; the other carried extraordinary sentimental value.

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November 07, 2002
  Let there be lightPDF files may take a moment to load

Imagine it is the last night before the final exam in the course you have been ignoring since the beginning of the semester. Your last hope is to spend the night reviewing your notes, reading the textbook and going over previous exams. Imagine the feeling of stress that washes over you when you realize the amount of work that lies ahead.

Now imagine doing all this in the dark

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November 07, 2002
  Nursing student researches painPDF files may take a moment to load

It started after watching her mother-in-law suffer from rheumatoid arthritis and it's now a major study here at the University of Calgary.

Elizabeth Graveline is a third-year student in the Faculty of Nursing and the recipient of a Markin-Flanagan Studentship. Currently, she is the research assistant for a chronic pain study at the University of Calgary.

"We hope to examine the

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November 07, 2002
  $3 million Tumor Research ChairPDF files may take a moment to load

Researchers, doctors, patients and students will benefit from a new $3 million Brain Tumor Research Chair. Dr. Gregory Cairncross, Department Head of Clinical Neurosciences and a professor at the University of Calgary, was announced as the first recipient on Tue., Nov. 5.

"We're going to build a brain tumor research centre for the twenty-first century," said Cairncross. "To some degree, we're still working with twentieth century treatments. The clues to how we move forward are becoming clear."

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October 17, 2002
  When research meets beerPDF files may take a moment to load

After many years of excessive beer drinking, U of C students may be looking to replace their over-imbibed Canadian and Corona with something new and unique. Dr. Lidio Valdez, adjunct professor of Archaeology at the University of Alberta, suggested Wednesday at a Department of Anthropology colloquium, that chicha may be the answer to North American beer boredom.

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October 10, 2002
  Research centresPDF files may take a moment to load

Two researchers from the University of Calgary will be investigating complex sugars and their interactions thanks to an Albertan award.

Alberta Ingenuity--an organization funding research in science and engineering--established two research centres at the University of Alberta

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September 26, 2002
  Biotechnology in EuropePDF files may take a moment to load

Technology is everywhere and as Canadians we have come to accept that. Most of us don't question--or care--what chemicals are used to grow our vegetables or what hormones are pumped into our livestock. Europe is a different story, according to Vivian Moses, a British scientist from Kings College who also sits on the board of CropGen, one of the world's leading biotechnology corporations.

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