University of Calgary

Fall | Winter 2016-17

Submitted by alumni on Sun, 10/30/2016 - 16:48.


What, exactly, are we willing to risk and what do we hope to gain? Is it true that on any adventure — whether in a corporate boardroom or while summiting Mt. Everest — you are the great risk to yourself?
Is it a lack of trust in authority? Idealism? Parental closeness? From Baby Boomers to the iGeneration, we examine the power that politics, geography, arts and parents play in shaping a generation’s values.

In this Issue

There are as many reasons for giving to one’s alma mater as there are ways to give. We’ve designed a board game that charts the paths of four donors whose gifts are changing the world. Join us in a round of The Philanthropic Life.
A sneak peek at all-star Alumni events, Indigenous education, Hamlet played by an alumna, top tweets, a campaign update and more.
New scientific frontiers, zombie epidemiology, video-gaming research, teleporting — discover what’s going on in UCalgary’s labs.

What is that pink image on the screen, those tubes of fruit flies, kids’ art work and cancer samples? Join us on a tour of a lab that is striving to advance cancer research.
Meet two alumnae — a young lawyer and former Olympic champ — who are using their degrees in unusual ways.
Breaktime for steel workers caught snoozing 800 ft. above Manhattan, circa 1930.
In the quest for sleep, a bleary-eyed writer checks himself into a sleep clinic. After spending a night there, he discovers what Olympic athletes were also told when trying to control their erratic sleep patterns.

Discover how technology is being used in classrooms in a debate between two professors — where one embraces technology and, the other, less so.
Two voices from Alumni pack their columns with a myriad of exciting programs and events, designed just for you.
Last April, UCalgary’s first-ever Alumni Weekend attracted more than 1,200 graduates, friends and families to the educational extravaganza. Relive the weekend through these photos and be sure to join us in September!

Think you know every nook and cranny at your alma mater? Test your knowledge by locating this “wall” and you might win a $70 gift certificate.