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June 23, 2021 Campus Community Update:

As UCalgary moves into the next phase of return to campus, and in alignment with easing of public health restrictions in Calgary and across Alberta, the University will also be moving beyond previous physical-distancing requirements.

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University of Calgary recommends COVID-19 vaccinations

Without reservation, research leaders and senior leadership stress the importance of being vaccinated against COVID.

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Each episode looks at a different aspect of how COVID-19 affects our daily lives, from economic recovery to mental health to home schooling.  

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Faculty of Science researchers making a difference

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Testing wastewater for COVID-19 can help catch localized outbreaks faster

Wastewater monitoring has potential to revolutionize how we track public health.

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Global study investigates decontamination methods for medical masks

Research collaboration could help alleviate shortages of personal protective equipment.

Dr. Ian Lewis

Leading metabolomics researcher in Faculty of Science helps with COVID19 relief

Ian Lewis part of four new collaborative projects for testing, rapidly diagnosing viral infection.

Science Community Resources

These resources can help you find information on wellness, connect with the campus community and recognize a person or group in our community for their hard work and accomplishments during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Wellness Resources

If you are struggling, please remember there are a number of mental health resources available to students, faculty and staff.

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Find out more about UCalgary's campus community by immersing yourself in webinars, podcasts and stories of innovation and discovery.

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Give Recognition

Recognize a champion of science for the positive impact they have had to the Science Community.  Some of your stories will be shared here.

Your Shared Stories

...Three cheers for PHAS's Emma Chorlton and the Science Workshop's Jay McIsaac (and the rest of the workshop team) for your exemplary dedication to supporting the development of the UCalgary mini plasma imager instruments in support of the NASA INCAA sounding rocket mission. The team rallied to safely keep the project on track during the COVID-19 shutdown."

Johnathan Burchill, September 11, 2020

...Mike Siewert did a fantastic job setting up off-campus access to Geoscience computer labs for students in GLGY 403/602 and numerous other classes. Importantly, MIke stuck with it even when initial efforts didn't quite work, and rapidly responded to email queries to help out students after classes started."

Ben Tutolo, September 11, 2020

...For all the behind the scenes work you so selflessly do, helping everyone in need and keeping the department safe and operational. You are our superstar and we appreciate your amazing efforts."

Michelle Forgeron, May 28, 2020

My group obtained the "Critical Research Designation" and returned to work. Michelle quickly setup us to have access to the NMR facility, so that we were able to start working without delay. She and Mark also made sure that we have solvent/reagent supplies from the Chemstores, and Mark delivered all what needed to our lab. Magdi helped us to order chemical regents & when they arrived, Michelle and Mark coordinated to deliver them to us directly! Many thanks to you all, you guys are amazing!"

...As Head of Chemistry, I want to recognize Michelle Forgeron for her extraordinary efforts during the COVID-19 disruption. Thank you, Michelle!"

Dr. Jennifer Love, Head of the Department of Chemistry, May 22, 2020

...Thank you to the science advising team for being leaders in all the ways that matter for our students.  I am so proud to be part of your team."

Kathleen Ralph, April 7, 2020

...They have been working alongside program advisors at the Undergraduate Science Centre to help our students through registration during this very stressful time. Thank you Team Science for facing these times with positivity!  

Nancy Chibry (Associate Dean – Undergraduate Programs and Student Affairs), April 1, 2020

...Suzanne worked fiercely and tirelessly to equip us support staff with all of the tools necessary to succeed working at home. She definitely worked longer hours than healthy to do this, and she checked up on all of the stakeholders on each of our projects. At the same time, Suzanne reminded us that we are valued, even as we struggle to retain productivity in this strange time."

Support staff member in the Department of Physics & Astronomy, March 27, 2020

...Technician Farzin Malekani is an indispensable member of the Environmental Science team, whether in a pandemic or not. He goes above and beyond to keep student projects running smoothly, and puts in many hours outside the normal 9-5. As with many of us, Farzin has been juggling work life and parenting a small child, but has still been working to keep student projects functioning and the lab operational (until recently). Thank you Farzin for stepping up."

Dan Shugar, March 26, 2020

Ariane teaches a large course, conducting authentic research in formal teams. It is a huge challenge, especially for a NEW Instructor! She was thoroughly engaged with her students, & mastered every detail of leading this course. The COVID19 situation did not hinder Ariane: she remained dedicated to and compassionate with her students, she adapted to delivering course material online seamlessly, and remained tirelessly supportive of her students and teaching team."

Louise Hahn, March 26, 2020

...Karen has sending out daily “hello” emails to our BioSci grad students asking if they are ok and if anyone needs help. This is exactly what we need right now as we try to bring our community together while being apart!  Stay well and thanks Karen!"

Sean Rogers, March 26, 2020

— their incredible support of our students in this difficult times is appreciated by all of us."

Steven Vamosi, March 25, 2020

...for graduate students in Biological Sciences, who are navigating changes and delays to the way they teach, conduct research, and maintain community.”

Steven Vamosi, March 25, 2020