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News Archive - February 2014

Researchers uncover massive pachyrhinosaur skull

Dinosaur discovery among largest ever of its kind

February 21, 2014 on UToday

A gargantuan pachyrhinosaur skull was recently uncovered in the Alberta Badlands by University of Calgary paleontologists. The last discovery of this type in the same region dates back to more than 50 years ago when only a partial skull was collected.

The new specimen was found last October in Drumheller by Darla Zelenitsky, assistant professor at the University of Calgary, and a research assistant.  Read more on UToday!

University geoscientists honoured with new fellowship designation

Five faculty elected Fellows of Geoscientists Canada for noteworthy service to the profession

University attracts world-leading researchers

February 11, 2014  on Utoday

Bruce Pike and Marc Strous are at the forefront of their respective fields of brain imaging and microbiology and now they are part of the University of Calgary because of an innovative approach to attract top talent to Alberta.  

In 2011, the Alberta government initiated Campus Alberta Innovation Program (CAIP) to allow Alberta universities to recruit researchers from around the globe and bring their work to this province. The post-secondary institutions collaborated in their searches to find researchers who matched each university’s existing strengths.  Read more on Utoday!

Geoscience faculty members honoured

Don Lawton, Deb Spratt, Ed Krebes, Larry Lines and Patrick Wu were elected Fellows of Geoscientists Canada on June 1st, 2013, among the first group of dedicated geoscientists so honoured.  Follow link for full list of recipients