Nov. 8, 2018

Connecting students, faculty and staff of the Cumming School of Medicine
to the latest news, events and goings-on
16th Annual Diabetes Awareness Day & Expo | Nov. 10 More
Think Big: The Life of Your Brain | Nov. 16
Sexual harassment, bullying and the culture of medicine | Nov. 13 More
2018 Gairdner International Symposium | Big Data for Health | Nov. 30 More
The latest edition of the UCalgary Medicine Magazine is available online and on newsstands around Foothills Campus now. More

As of Nov. 2, the CSM has raised $47,590 for children and families in Calgary through the annual United Way campaign. A personalized online donation URL was sent to you recently in an email titled ‘3 reasons UCalgary supports the United Way’. Here’s a few more important updates from the campaign:

  • Don’t forget about the Department Challenge! Two $2,500 scholarships will be awarded – one to the clinical or basic science department that achieves the highest number of donors, and one to the department that has the highest amount of donations.
  • Draws for Medicine Island Wine Survivor and Gift Card Survivor continue this week during the noon hour in the HSC mall atrium (by Hippocrates). Come join the fun!
  • United Way Market Day is coming soon – There will be 30+ vendors at this year’s market. All local authors, artisans and  business owners, selling artwork,  handmade jewelry, food, clothes, knitted goods, furniture, and more. Monday, Nov. 26, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., HRIC atrium. Also includes donated homemade treats! To donate or volunteer to help, contact Valerie Martin at
  • Used Book Sale – This three day sale features a wide selection of books and takes place Nov. 26 to 28, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at HMRB atrium. We are collecting gently used books now. Collection boxes are located at Health Sciences Centre info desk, the bookstore and the TRW security desk. 

For more on the 2018 CSM United Way Campaign, visit:

TENET i2c: Apply now!
The TENET i2c program facilitates the translation of medical research and discovery into product development and company creation. At the end of the program there is a pitch competition for a $100K prize. The deadline is Monday, Dec. 10, 2018.
Apply today!

HTIP Health Economics Educational Workshop
The Institute for Health Economics has an early technology assessment tool. This is a useful report that helps innovators map out potential markets.
Register for their SME Educational Event on in Calgary on Friday, Nov. 23, Health Sciences Centre, Room 0-1509.

Save-the-date! i4h Demo Day
Innovation4Health (i4h) will hold their Demo Day on Nov. 26, 2018. Innovator teams will showcase their solutions and prototypes to the public and compete for awards. Awards will be presented to the top teams and resources to take the design further will be offered. More
Have you been recognized with an award for excellence in research or education? Share your success!
Rural Recognition Awards (DLRI)
DLRI created a number of awards to recognize the work and passion that our rural preceptors, residents, and health care professionals bring their communities. UCalgary Rural Medicine wants to hear from you - colleagues, community members, learners, staff and administrators. You have a unique perspective about the doctors in your community – please help us recognize their contributions.
Nominate a health care professional today!.

Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GATs) positions available!
The Bachelor of Health Sciences program has positions available for Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GATs) for the upcoming Winter 2019 term. Interested graduate students are encouraged to visit the BHSc program website for details and to apply.

Creative Writing Workshop
The Cumming School of Medicine Writer-in-Residence Neil Surkan is hosting a creative writing workshop. Join Neil on Nov. 14 at noon in Health Sciences Centre G743 for a 'playfully reflective hour of reading, writing and remembering.' Contact Neil at for more info.
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