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News Archive - April 2012

And the winners are...

 April 24, 2012

The University of Calgary played host to the 2012 Calgary Youth Science Fair (CYSF) April 18-21—an annual, city-wide event that attracts approximately 1,000 students in four different age groups.

Highlights for Geoscience:

  • Meaghan Mealey, grade 6
    • Winner in earth sciences at elementary level for project entitled “Clean and Green”—sponsored by Department of Geosciences
  • Sydney Mikulin, grade 6
    • Runner-up in earth sciences category for project entitled “The London Bridge is Falling Down”—sponsored by Department of Geosciences
  • Sunand Kannappan, grade 7
    • Top project in the earth sciences at secondary level for project entitled “Advanced Bitumen Thermal Extraction Technology”—sponsored by Department of Geosciences
  • Safira Teja, grade 8
    • Runner-up in earth sciences at secondary level for project entitled “Weather or Not?”—sponsored by Department of Geosciences

Read more to get the full story and all the winners... 

A dynamic sense of change

April 23, 2012

By Carly Moran

As the university prepares to celebrate 50 years as an institution, it’s hard for many of us to imagine how much things have changed. However, this task is not such a stretch for Professor Emeriti Finley Campbell, since he’s been here through it all.

Campbell—originally an associate professor in the University of Alberta’s Department of Geology—played an instrumental role in establishing the University of Alberta at Calgary (UAC) alongside Dr. Tom Oliver, who was head of the Department of Geology at the time. In 1965, Campbell made the move from Edmonton to Calgary as the new head of the Department of Geology at UAC, and never looked back.

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Fracking linked to seismic activity

April 18, 2012   

Scientists at the United States Geological Survey believe that hydraulic fracking can be linked to an increase in seismic activity. Dave Eaton, a professor of geophysics, offers his analysis on the study.

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