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University of Calgary. University Budget Committee

The University Budget Committee (TUBC) originally reported to the Planning and Finance Committee of the Board of Governors but as of 2015 it was a sub-committee of the Finance and Property Committee (FPC) of the Board. Members of The University Budget Committee deal with financial information that provides them with a very broad knowledge of the university, faculty, and departmental planning that extends beyond finances.

The purpose of the Committee is to annually review and recommend to FPC the guiding principles and process for the University’s operating and capital budget process and to recommend the annual operating and capital budgets to FPC. The Chairperson is the Chair or Vice-Chair of FPC. Other voting members include: the President; Provost and Vice President (Academic); Vice President (Finance and Services); Vice President (Research); Vice President (Facilities Management and Development); Board member from the General Faculties Council; Board member from the Students' Union; Board member from the Graduate Students' Association; and one Dean as a representative from the Dean's Council. Non-voting members include: a representative of AUPE Local 52; a representative of the Management and Professional Staff (MaPS); two representatives of TUCF; the University Secretary and other administrative officers as required.

University of Calgary. Office of Postgraduate Medical Education

The Office of Postgraduate Medical Education in the Faculty of Medicine began as the Office of Continuing Medical and Graduate Clinical Education in 1981. The name changed in 1987 to the Office of Graduate Clinical and Continuing Medical Education. In 1990, the name was changed to the Office of Graduate Clinical Education and then changed again in 2000 to the Office of Postgraduate Medical Education.
In 2014, the Faculty of Medicine was renamed the Cumming School of Medicine.

The Office of Postgraduate Medical Education is responsible for overseeing the administration of all residency training programs at the University of Calgary, liaison with other internal groups and external organizations regarding potgraduate medical education, conducting internal program reviews and arranging external reviews of all residency training programs, promoting cross-disciplinary themes and programs and fostering collaboration among residency training programs, contributing to the academic base of postgraduate medical education, and screening applications from international medical graduates seeking postgraduate training at the University of Calgary.

University of Calgary. International Student Centre

The University of Calgary has had international services and information for students for almost as long as it has existed. International student services were established and operating by 1974, an international student advisor was designated in the late 1970s, and a study abroad information center was established in 1977. Some of the first services for international students were established in the early 1970s in the Student Services office. In 1997, the International Student Centre (ISC) was established as a separate administrative unit with reponsibility for international student programs and advising as well as housing the study abroad resource library and administering many of the university exchange programs. The ISC is administered and housed separately from the International Centre, though it cooperates fully with the Centre in fulfilling the mandate to internationalize the University of Calgary.

The International Student Centre works with international students to assist with their adjustment to university and to Canada. They also promote international understanding to Canadians by involving them in programs that develop global experience. The ISC mission is to promote and administer international programs and develop and facilitate cross cultural experiences for both Canadian and International students.

The goals and objectives of the ISC are to: provide support and services for international students relating to their adjusment to the University of Calgary and to Canada; provide Canadian students with opportunities and information for Education Abroad activities; provide programs which act as "bridges" between Canadian and international students; include students in the development and delivery of programs and services; and contribute to the field/profession of student advising as international education.

University of Calgary. Faculty of Medicine

The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary had its beginnings in 1964, when a royal commission on health services in Canada outlined the projected needs for family physicians required to maintain a ratio of approximately one physician per 870 people. The commission made specific recommendations for the development of new, basic science facilities to educate future physicians. It also recommended that new medical schools be established across the country, among them a medical school at the University of Alberta in Calgary. Funds were made available from the Health Facilities Development Fund to provide up to half the cost of construction of these new medical schools.

Formally created in 1967, the first students were admitted to the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine in 1970. The Faculty was originally housed on the University’s main campus; students in the class of 1975 were the first to start their program in the newly constructed Health Sciences Building built adjacent to the Foothills Hospital. The Heritage Medical Research Building was built in November of 1987 with funding made available by the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research.

On June 17, 2014, the Faculty of Medicine was formally renamed the Cumming School of Medicine in recognition of Geoffrey Cumming's generous gift to the university - matched by the Province of Alberta - in support of the school's work in medical research and innovation.

Deans of the Faculty of Medicine/Cumming School of Medicine: W. Cochrane, 1967-1973; L. McLeod, 1973-1981; M. Watanabe, 1981-1992; E. Smith, 1992-1997; G. Gall, 1997-2007; T. Feasby, 2007-2012; J. Meddings, 2012-.

Church, Robert Bertram

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Robert Bertram Church was born May 7 1937 in Calgary Alberta. He received a Bachelor of Science in Animal Genetics and Physiology (1962) and a Master of Science in Animal Genetics (1963), both from the University of Alberta. His PhD on "Genetic and Biochemical Studies of Growth in Drosophila" was received from the Institute of Animal Genetics, Edinburgh, Scotland in 1965.

Before accepting a position at the University of Calgary in 1967, Church worked in the Department of Microbiology, University of Washington. Church held a number of positions at the University of Calgary including founding Professor and Head of the Department of Medical Biochemistry, Associate Dean (Research) and Assistant Dean (Medical Sciences) Faculty of Medicine. Church retired as Professor Emeritus of Medical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 1992.

Church was also President of Church Livestock Consulting Ltd (1967-1992), and co-owner (with his wife) of Lochend Luing Ranch (1972-1992). He received Honorary Diplomas from Olds College (1997), Mount Royal College (1998) and a Doctor of Laws from the University of Lethbridge (1998). He served on several boards and committees and as a Past President of the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede. He was a Founding Member of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. He was a former member of the Medical Research Council of Canada and Chairman of the Alberta Science and Research Authority. Dr. Church received several awards and honours, including inducted into the Canadian Agriculture Hall of Fame (1991), recipient of the Alberta Order of Excellence (1993), named Chief Black Eagle of Treaty #7 Tribes (1990) and recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Medial (2002). Church published more than 200 papers in the scientific and lifestock-industry press.

Dr. Church died on September 6, 2019.

University of Calgary. Year 2000 Project Office

The Year 2000 Project Office existed from 1998 to 2000. It was established to coordinate the efforts of faculties and departments to address the Year 2000 issue in the major areas of information technology, embedded systems, and supply chain. Progress reports on the Year 2000 project were presented regularly to senior management, the Year 2000 Task Force, and periodically to the Board of Governors. The Project Manager was Vincent Van Hyfte.

University of Calgary. Department of Psychology

In 1960 the Faculty of Arts and Science began offering the subject of Psychology. The Department of Psychology was formed in 1962 in the same Faculty. In 1977, the department moved to the newly formed Faculty of Social Sciences. The Department offers a BA, BSc, BA Honours, BSc Honours degrees as well as graduate work leading to a MSc, and PhD.

In April 2010, all departments from the Faculty of Social Sciences were combined with those of the Faculties of Fine Arts, Humanities and Communication and Culture into the Faculty of Art.

Heads of the Department of Psychology: W.R.N. Blair, 1966-1972; R.E. Schaub, 1972-1973 (Acting); W.R.N. Blair, 1973-1974; R.E. Schaub, 1974-1979; W.R.N. Blair, 1979-1980; R.E. Schaub, 1980-1981; D.G. Jamieson, 1981-1985; W.A.S. Smith, 1985-1986; D.W. Kline, 1986-1996; B. Bland, 1996-2006; K. Dobson, 2006-2011; D. Hodgins, 2011-.

Palmer, Howard Delbert

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Dr. Howard Delbert Palmer (1946-1991) was born to Asael Delbert Palmer and Mable Johansen in Lethbridge, Alberta on December 17, 1946. He was the grandson of Asael Exile Palmer of Lethbridge, the first director of the Lethbridge Experimental Farm (later the Government of Canada Agricultural Research Station). Asael Exile was a Mormon who, as a child, was forced to flee the United States for Canada with his family after his father was persected by the American government for having several wives. Asael Exile apparently had a formative influence on Howard and his interest in history.

Howard Palmer was granted his BA in History from Brigham Young University, Utah in 1968, his MA in History from the University of Alberta in 1971, and his PhD in History from York University in 1973. He was employed by the Department of the Secretary of State for the Government of Canada as the Research Director of the Multicultural Program from September 1971 to July 1973. Palmer then worked at the University of Calgary as a member of the academic staff from July 1973 until shortly before his death.

Dr. Palmer was fluent in English and Spanish with reading abilities in French. Palmer's main area of research appears to have been multiculturalism and immigration. He was a prolific writer with one of his major works being "Alberta: a new history" which he wrote with his wife Tamara Palmer. Dr. Palmer died on March 15, 1991. The Howard Palmer Memorial Scholarship was instituted for students in the Department of History at the University of Calgary with concentration in Western Canadian History or Western Canadian Studies. The Canadian Ethnic Studies Association (CESA) instituted the Howard Palmer Scholarship Award in 2003 for graduate students who are members of CESA.

University of Calgary. Department of Kinesiology. Dance Montage

Dance Montage was founded in 1969 growing from a showcase for Physical Education students' work to an annual extravaganza. It is presented each November by the Faculty of Kinesiology of the University of Calgary. Dance Montage brings together dancers and choreographers from the university and Calgary community with a cast of performers ranging from relative beginners, to serious dance students, to former professional dancers.

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