Tagged Research

Research and teaching go hand-in-hand for University of Calgary arts professors

By Tina Shaygan, October 25 2016 — Of the activities that could enrich the “student experience,” getting involved with research may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But conducting research at an undergraduate level is the foundation of higher education. For those not involved in undergraduate research themselves, it may seem far…

Canadian Space Agency announces partnership with U of C professor

By Josh Harkema, October 24 2016 — The Canadian Space Agency announced a five-year partnership with a University of Calgary psychology professor to study how long-term exposure to microgravity affects astronauts’ brains. The CSA will contribute $728,000 towards the research over five years. The funding is part of the federal government’s larger commitment of $379…

University of Calgary researchers co-found meta-analysis search engine

By Scott Strasser, June 9 2016 —   A new meta-analysis search engine co-created by University of Calgary researchers went public on June 8. MetaBUS is a collaborative effort between researchers at the U of C, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and Virginia Commonwealth University. The program was unveiled at the U of C on June…

Academic conference to take over campus in spring semester

By Melanie Woods, April 4 2016 — Students enrolled in spring semester classes will get a week off at the end of May when Canada’s largest annual gathering of scholars comes to campus. The University of Calgary will host Canada’s annual Congress for the Humanities and Social Sciences from May 28–June 3. Over 8,000 scholars will…

Research group looks at youth mental health

By Claudia Wong, January 26 2016 — University of Calgary researchers are working to identify psychosis predictors for high risk youth. Psychosis is a medical condition that includes a disruption in brain functioning. Symptoms include confused thought, increased suspiciousness, grandiosity, impulsivity and disorganized communication. Georgia Carstensen and Catherine Marshall are research coordinators focusing on youth at…

Library doubles digital resource collection

By Lianelle Barraza, January 19 2016 — The University of Calgary library has added three million new library resources, doubling the size of its collection.  The library accomplished this feat by working with HathiTrust, an international partner of several major academic institutions and libraries. HathiTrust offers U of C students, faculty and staff access to…

U of C researcher turns lettuce into synthetic rubber

By Diltaj Atwal, February 12 2015 — Researchers at the University of Calgary have identified an enzyme in lettuce that allows them to synthesize natural rubber from the leafy green. Associate professor Dae-Kyun Ro and PhD student Yang Qu’s research found a component naturally occurring in lettuce called cis-Prenyltransferase, the key to the biosynthesis of natural…

U of C study shows 2015 flu vaccine ineffective

By Scott Strasser, February 12 2015 — According to a study involving University of Calgary professor James Dickinson, the influenza vaccine for 2014–15 hasn’t been very effective. In some cases, it has actually increased the chance of getting the flu. The study showed that the 2014–15 vaccine alone had a 43 per cent effectiveness against…

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