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What’s Your Story? – Bidoura Khondaker

When did you complete your degree? I completed my PhD in April 2016. Tell me about your degree? I received my masters from the University of British Columbia in transportation engineering and now I just completed my PhD in transportation engineering and ITS (intelligent transportation systems). My research was focused on how to make routes intelligent. It’s about designing variable …

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Graduate Student Focus Group for Energizing Eyes High

This is an opportunity for you, as graduate students, to help shape the future of the University and comment on the future direction for student experience, teaching & learning, and research at the University. There are many focus groups for you to attend (hwww.ucalgary.ca/eyeshigh/engage) but this one is dedicated to graduate students and only graduate students will be in the …

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6 Things You Will Learn at the AGM

by Katherine Lidgren How funny your GSA President is. Sam may seem all business, but she has a delightful way of putting the fun in financials and the pleasure in policy. How you could (potentially) get more money this year! That’s right. I said it. The GSA has some pretty great funding opportunities such as bursaries, grants, awards for teaching …

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Top 5 Reasons You Should Attend GradFest 3.0

By Adrianne Offenbecker Given that I have several hundred pages worth of thesis yet to write, I’m going to save my word count for that and instead give you a list of the Top 5 Reasons you should attend GradFest 3.0. #5. You survived the first few weeks of the semester. You deserve a night off. I know. It seems …

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“Youth”, Research, and Making a Difference in the World

By Sam Hossack, President On August 12 the University of Calgary had the opportunity to host His Excellency, Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon for International Youth Day. Normally, we consider youth to be those under the age of 25, or in some cases 21, so generally not the age of your typical graduate student, but the UN …