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What’s Happening on Campus

Updated: May 8, 2022

Event: Red Mug Coffee Circle

Date and Time: May 9th | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Register:

Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 826 2554 5699 Passcode: 133038

Topic: 5 Ideas to present as well as possible when seeking an articling position.


Event: Research Ethics for Community-Engaged Projects

Date and Time: May 11 | 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Join the Chair of the Conjoint Faculties Research Ethics Board, Dr. Jenny Godley, PhD, and Chair of the Conjoint Health Research Ethics Board, Dr. Stacey Page, PhD, for an introduction to research ethics. This online webinar will discuss the history and fundamental principles of ethical practices for research involving human participants and provide an overview of the ethics application, review and renewal processes at UCalgary. This session will focus on key considerations related to community partnered research including developing collaborative relationships and agreements with partners in advance of submitting an ethics application and obtaining ethics approval in multiple jurisdictions.


Event: Virtual Yoga

Date and Time: May 11th | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Register: Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 879 6691 6293 Passcode: 670197


Event: Computer Security and Privacy in a World of Cyber-connectivity

Date and Time: May 11 | 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Join the UCalgary Emeriti Association for an afternoon discussing cybersecurity and staying safe online. Hear from Dr. Emily Laidlaw, PhD, associate professor in the Faculty of Law and Dr. Thomas Keenan, PhD, professor in the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape as they present on the following topics:

  • Platform Security: How do we address online harms?

  • Fakes Aren’t Funny – How to Make Yourself a Less Tasty Target for Scammers

Their discussion will explore the answers to some of society’s most topical questions, including:

  • What is the current thinking about privacy?

  • Can we protect ourselves from online abuse?

  • Can we be public and private at the same time?

This event is offered in-person and online. You do not need to register to attend in-person. Please register to receive a Zoom link.

Presented by the UCalgary Emeriti Association

The University of Calgary Emeriti Association promotes continued intellectual interaction of its retired academic members by contributing to the life of the university and society through an active focus on history, experience and expertise.

Emeriti Association webinars are free and are open to all.


Event: Conserving 30% of Lands and Waters by 2030.

Date and Time: May 14 | 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Worldwide, over fifty parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity have pledged to conserve 30% of their lands and waters by 2030. Parties to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change are embracing land and water conservation as a climate resilience strategy as well. Canada, the United States, and many other nations recognize that protecting natural areas may be the cheapest and fastest means of addressing climate change and conserving biodiversity.

The United States’ 30 x 30 commitment is expressed in an executive order issued by President Biden. If fully implemented, 30 x 30 would represent the largest shift in U.S. biodiversity conservation policy since the Endangered Species Act was enacted in 1973. In Canada, Prime Minister Trudeau has pledged a commitment to 30 x 30 before the U.N. and at other international gatherings. Both of these are types of “soft law,” which is easy to change and difficult to enforce.

This presentation considers the implications of 30 x 30 for transboundary biodiversity, including legal tools and trade-offs with conflicting uses, such as recreation and resource development. It will conclude with a Q and A session for registered participants.


Event: Employment – Vogel LLP Speaker Series

Date and time: May 30 | 12:00 p.m.

In the fifth installment of the Vogel LLP Speaker Series, our distinguished panel will engage with the topic of Employment. Join Loretta Bouwmeester, Steve Eichler, Rachel West and Lori Brienza for an insightful discussion on legalities impacting employers and employees, past, present, and future.

Loretta Bouwmeester, Q.C.

Mathews Dinsdale

Loretta is a partner at Mathews Dinsdale in Calgary with specializations in Employment, Labour, Occupational Health and Safety and Worker’s Compensation Law. Loretta has defended employers in regulatory proceedings and appeared before all levels of Court in Alberta, in addition to the Labour Relations Board. Loretta has been repeatedly recognized as a leading practitioner in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and Best Lawyers, and is a Chambers ranked lawyer in addition to serving on the the Board of ASSIST.

Steve Eichler

Field Law

Steve Eichler is a Partner with Field Law in Calgary and practices Employment and Administrative Law with a particular focus on Occupational Health and Safety defence and compliance issues and related criminal matters. His criminal, employment and OHS work has resulted in a burgeoning practice of workplace harassment investigations including harassment, bullying and issues of discrimination. In addition to his trial work, Steve advises businesses and corporations (both for-profit and non-profit) on matters involving governance, registration and admission, ethics and other professional and regulatory law issues.

Rachel West

Carbert Waite LLP Rachel is a partner at Carbert Waite LLP in Calgary and specializes in Employment Law and Surrogacy & Fertility Law. She regularly advises employers on a wide range of issues including termination, employee management, workplace investigations, workplace conflict, and much more. Rachel has appeared at all levels of the Alberta courts and at the Alberta Human Rights Tribunal. She also has vast expertise in alternative dispute resolution.

Lori Brienza - Moderator

Mathews Dinsdale

Lori is a partner at Mathews Dinsdale in Calgary and works with organizations in a variety of sectors to achieve practical workplace solutions and manage risk. Lori also regularly assists organizations with their business immigration needs. In the past, Lori has acted as the Chair of the CBA Labour and Employment Section (Alberta South) and was an appointed member of the Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council (AMVIC). Currently, she is a member of the Association for Women Lawyers and the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers.


Event: Papering Partnerships

Date and Time: May 31 | 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Co-presented by the Knowledge Engagement team and the Research Services Legal & IP team, this session will help you develop an understanding of the relationship maintenance practices for keeping your partnerships strong. This session will explore the variety of research collaboration scenarios available, the benefits/trade-offs of each and the agreements required.

This will be presented by Alyse Pearce, Knowledge Engagement Specialist and Christopher Chow, Manager - Agreements.

Navigating Partnered Research is a digital series hosted by the Knowledge Engagement team in Research Services to provide support and guidance for faculty members interested in pursuing partnered research projects in the social sciences and humanities. This multi-part series will cover a variety of topics and supports including identifying and exploring funding opportunities for partnered research initiatives, engaging with community, building partnerships for research, and mobilizing partnered research knowledge.

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