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John Brown appointed interim dean, Faculty of Environmental Design

Institute member, architect, and co-founder of the makeCalgary initiative John Brown has been appointed interim dean, Faculty of Environmental Design, effective immediately. 
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Jocelyn Lockyer named honorary fellow of the Royal College

The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) and its Council have bestowed one of just three honorary fellowships on on Dr. Jocelyn Lockyer in recognition of her stature and remarkable accomplishments in medical sciences.
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Government of Canada invests in healthier cities and communities

The federal Minister of Health Jane Philpott joined CIHR’s Institute of Population & Public Health (IPPH) in announcing an investment of $17.7 million for nine Intersectoral Prevention Research Teams. These teams will study what constitutes a healthy environment to build more effective disease prevention and health promotion strategies.
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CIHR Team Grant

Dr. Brent Hagel and his national team received over $1.9M to study features of our communities and the impact on the likelihood of children getting hurt by using active transportation.
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Kidney Foundation of Canada Medal for Research Excellence

Dr. Braden Manns and Dr. Brenda Hemmelgarn were jointly awarded the Kidney Foundation of Canada Medal for Research Excellence for 2017.

Glans-Look Lung Cancer Research Day deadline for registration approaching

May 17th, is the last day to register for the Glans-Look Lung Cancer Research Day. 

When: May 24, 2017
Where: Hotel Alma

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ResearchGate citations 

Members of Community Health Sciences made it the most cited department from the University of Calgary in March 2017 with 383 citations.
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Alberta Primary Care Research Networks Communiqué

The ‘Alberta Primary Care Research Networks Communiqué’ biannual newsletter is out and features Institute member Dr. Tyler Williamson.
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Start-Up Grant

Congratulations to Dr. Brenda Hemmelgarn on her CIHR Training Modernization Start-Up Grant for her project Moving Towards Curriculum Reform in Applied Health Services and Policy Research.
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Creating a Calgary that is more resilient in the face of stresses and shocks

The City of Calgary was named part of the 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) - Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation in May 2016.
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PGME Appreciation Awards

Congratulations to Dr. Roger Thomas and Dr. Joseph Dort who recently received PGME Awards for Resident Mentorship.
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Veterinary Medicine faculty charts course for future with new strategic plan

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine's plan highlights four priority areas for the next five years and beyond, including: fostering a connected and empowered community; expanding UCVM’s global community through One Health, Indigenous engagement and internationalization; strengthening the faculty’s clinical and diagnostic community; and enhancing the learning experience of postgraduate trainees. 
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2017 University of Calgary Teaching Awards

Congratulations to all the awardees, including Institute member Patricia DesJardine for receiving an Award for Sessional Instructors, and affiliate Taryn Graham for receiving the Award for Graduate Assistants (Teaching).
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2017 Sustainability Award Winners

Congratulations to Julie Drolet on her Teaching Leadership Sustainability Award.
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SSHRC Town Hall 

The Office of the Vice President (Research) is organizing town hall sessions to give faculty members the opportunity to hear remarks from Dr. Tim Wilson with SSHRC and ask questions about research grants and partnerships. If interested in attending, please complete the poll with your preferred date. 
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Transforming the role of academic libraries in multidisciplinary research

Million dollar grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will allow university library to l play an enhanced role in faculty research by offering leading-edge technologies, collaboration spaces, and new designs in research services.
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