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It's a Science Takeover at the Calgary Central Library on Saturday, September 21

Join us on Saturday, Sept. 21st

It's a Science Takeover at the Calgary Central Library! Immerse yourself in the awe and wonder of science in a full day of activities. Whether you’re 2 or 102, there’s a world of science and creativity for you to explore at the Calgary Central Library. Be a scientist for a day and join us for this FREE, all ages event!

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Drs. David Eaton and Thomas Eyre from the Department of Geoscience pictured in front of a slide depicting slow fault slip.

Seismologists uncover novel earthquake-triggering mechanism

Faculty of Science researchers document first case of slow fault slip prior to an induced earthquake due to hydraulic fracturing.

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Mitacs - Globalink Program

The University of Calgary has partnered with Mitacs to provide funding through the Globalink Research Award program. Third and fourth year students can take part in international research opportunities in any discipline. The award is worth $6,000 CAD for research placements of 12-24 weeks.

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