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News Archive - November 2013

Geoscience students enjoy revitalized study commons thanks to APEGA

Sponsorship brings direct value to student experience

By Marie-Helene Thibeault

The University of Calgary’s geoscience students are enjoying a modernized study and meeting space thanks to the generous support from The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).

"Our department is one of the strongest and most extensive of its kind in North America, delivering high quality programs and unique field experiences to the next generation of geoscientists,” explains Charles Henderson, head of the Department of Geoscience. “Thanks to APEGA’s contribution, we are able to supplement our strong academic offerings with a highly functional and appealing space where students can study and collaborate more effectively.”  

Read more on Utoday


Flipping the classroom to improve teaching and learning

Electrical engineer to give spicy talk about innovative teaching method Dec. 3

What do hot peppers, advanced seismic data and innovative teaching have in common?

You can find out next week when Matt Yedlin, associate professor in UBC’s Department of Electrical Engineering and collaborator with the Consortium for Research in Elastic Wave Exploration Seismology (CREWES) will present a lecture Dec. 3 at 9:30am in EEEL 161 about his work with flipped classrooms.

Read more at Utoday


Geoscience students enjoy revitalized study commons thanks to APEGA

Sponsorship brings direct value to student experience

By Marie-Helene Thibeault By Marie-Helene Thibeault

The University of Calgary’s geoscience students are enjoying a modernized study and meeting space thanks to the generous support from The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).

"Our department is one of the strongest and most extensive of its kind in North America, delivering high quality programs and unique field experiences to the next generation of geoscientists,” explains Charles Henderson, head of the Department of Geoscience. “Thanks to APEGA’s contribution, we are able to supplement our strong academic offerings with a highly functional and appealing space where students can study and collaborate more effectively.”  

Read more on Utoday


Kohei Tanaka awarded Colbert Student Poster Prize at the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology annual meeting

Kohei Tanaka, a University of Calgary PhD student, won the Colbert Student Poster Prize at this year’s Society of Vertebrate Paleontology annual meeting.

The prize is awarded to a student at the meeting who presents important research clearly and effectively, and is one of the most prestigious awards available to students studying paleontology.

Read more at The Gauntlet


Important new dinosaur findings presented and student award received

Utoday November 8, 2013

They were an enigmatic group of dinosaurs with big guts, short legs, long necks and beaks and they lived in the Gobi Desert in Mongolia and seemingly built their nests in colonies to keep them safe from predators.

Those details and others about the first dinosaur nesting colony found in Asia – which contained about 75 eggs in 18 different nests – are cited in a new study whose co-authors include the principal dinosaur researcher in the University of Calgary’s geoscience department, Darla Zelenitsky and a geoscience PhD student working in her lab, Kohei Tanaka.

Read more at UToday!