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June 19, 2008
  Health care gets another boostPDF files may take a moment to load

Canadians generally don't think of their health in terms of economic value, but a University of Calgary researcher is proposing that it might be time.

Population Health Intervention Research Centre chair Dr. Alan Shiell recently received one of 14 Canadian Institutes of Health Research national grants to further his research in the economics of public health care.

June 19, 2008
  Stolen fossils returned thanks to U of C profPDF files may take a moment to load

The efforts of University of Calgary dinosaur paleontology assistant professor Dr. Darla Zelenitsky helped solve the mystery of stolen dinosaur eggs. She assisted the United States Department of Homeland Security immigration and customs enforcement foil fossil smuggling.

June 19, 2008
  Editorial: Dastardly dividendPDF files may take a moment to load

Since the Industrial Revolution, fossil fuels have had many uses. For the past century or so, one of the main uses has been to fuel our motorcars. Unfortunately, years of sustained use of a non-renewable resource have put the world in a bit of a quandary as gasoline prices and CO2 emissions are much higher than anybody really wants them to be. These two realities have led governments around the world to take action in varying ways.

June 19, 2008
  Editorial: Grades don't mean everythingPDF files may take a moment to load

Al walks into the classroom with his new duds and after a summer at camp, he is eager to start class. Once school is done for the day, he'll be off to his beloved guitar lessons. On the other hand, his peer Berta groggily stumbles in, tired from last night's shift and not looking forward to going home to watch her younger siblings after school until her mom returns home from work.

June 19, 2008
  Summer sports shorts spectacularPDF files may take a moment to load

Swim team strengthens champion squad

As the excitement over the University of Calgary swim team's Canadian Interuniversity Sport championship year still lingers, the club announced this year's team would continue to make a splash in the pool.

June 19, 2008
  Exhibit kicked out of city hallPDF files may take a moment to load

"I was 12 years old and I came from a pretty good home, you know," said Rebecca, who asked her real name not be used. "I was raised in a middle class family in a really nice community in Calgary. No one wants to pay attention to the fact that it's happening, they don't want to know. The biggest misconception is that 'that would never happen to me, or that that would never happen to my daughter, or my little sister.' But it does."

June 19, 2008
  Starving art students no morePDF files may take a moment to load

When summer weather and artistic students collide, almost anything can happen. A massive park sale will be held on campus this month to promote student art in Calgary.

"The park sale is a collaboration between ACAD and University of Calgary students to create an event where students sell their art and promote themselves as designers," said park sale co-ordinator Kara Chomistek.

June 19, 2008
  Humanitarian comes to CalgaryPDF files may take a moment to load

Eighty-year-old Jean Vanier spent over half his life doing humanitarian work for individuals with developmental disabilities. On Thursday, he's asking young adults between the ages of 18-35 to spend one evening listening to him speak about the lessons he learned in the span of his career and the message of peace and hope that can be taken from them.

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