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ArtsNow - November 5, 2015

Metaphysics through a biological lens 
Philosophers receive $2.1 million international research grant More »


PhD student in clinical psychology receives prestigious Vanier Award 
Jessica Switzer is studying how children reason and make sense of their world More »



Arts Voices: Justin Trudeau's first challenge - meeting G20 leaders in Turkey 
Ian Brodie, Department of Sociology, Law and Society Program, writing for the National Post More »

Arts Voices: Arctic shipping route through Russia planned by Chinese company 
Rob Huebert, Department of Political Science, on CBC News More 

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In print

David Bercuson, historian and Director of the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies has a newly released book entitled Our Finest Hour: Canada Fights the Second World War: First published in 1995 as Maple Leaf Against the Axis, Our Finest Hour has been completely revised and updated, with new chapters that reflect the latest research about Canadian war strategy at the highest levels. (See Events for information about the launch party for Our Finest Hour). More »


Congratulations to Dale Walde, associate professor in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, who recently won a Canada Award of Excellence, along with Golder Associates Ltd, from the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies. The award was in the community outreach and in-house initiatives category for the University of Calgary's Program for Public Archaeology, launched two years ago thanks to a generous donation from Golder Associates. This win was the latest in a string of awards and achievements for the Public Archaeology Program. For further information on the program and its successes: More »

Upcoming Events
Nov 5: The war on ISIL
Nov 5: The challenge of rebuilding governance and institutions in conflict settings
Nov 5: Verbatim presents ... An evening with Klingon
Nov 6: Immigrant wages and recessions: Evidence from undocumented Mexicans 
Nov 6: Nineveh has been ravaged! Who will console her? The most recent destruction of the Assyrian Empire in the wake of the Syrian conflict
Nov 6: The ABCs of LGBTQ
Nov 7: Ondes Martenot Tour 2015
Nov 9: Book launch: Our Finest Hour, by David J Bercuson
Nov 9: Developmental neurosciences grand rounds (Department of Psychology)
Nov 10: Scotiabank Giller Light Bash 2015 - Nick Thran & Deborah Willis
... events continued
Nov 10: Orchestra (Ensembles 2015/2016)
Nov 11-14: 48th Annual Chacmool Archaeology Conference
Nov 12: "I'd like to know more about..." (Workshop, Language Research Centre)
More events: 

The next issue of ArtsNow will be published on Thursday, November 12, 2015.


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