University of Calgary


News and Views

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    Windmills should stand on the rooftops of every house in Calgary. Solar panels should line the south face of every building. Condominium walls should be solid bricks of straw, while the walls of single-family homes should be thick sod packed into discarded tires.

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    At this time of year, when our students look forward to a summer of work, travel and adventure, we consider this bright future in the face of the dark and disturbing events that occurred April 15. 

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    The Faculty of Environmental Design (EVDS) celebrates the excellence and creativity of its students in a new exhibition, Sustainability in the City, opening in the Kasian Gallery on Apr 2, 2014. The exhibition features the results of several field studies carried out in block week courses in the Netherlands over the last four years.

Upcoming Events

  • Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 14:30
    EVDS Dean Nancy Pollock-Ellwand moderates a discussion between journalist Daniel Brook and Rollin Stanley, General Manager of Planning, Development and Assessment for the city, as they cast a critical yet hopeful eye on urban reform in downtown Calgary.
  • Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 18:00
    DIRTT Environmental Solutions is hosting a free public lecture for professionals and students in the architectural, design and construction communities. Jerry Yudelson, PE, President - Green Building Initiative, offers his views on the near-term future in "2020 Visions".