Bachelor of Health Sciences News Archive

Stories featuring our students, faculty and alumni

2020 Stories

Hana & Zainab

Two BHSc students set up scholarship for Northeast high schoolers

June 19, 2020

Two BHSc students, Hana and Zainab Osman, have created the Outstanding Student Merit Award for New BHSc Students graduating from Bishop McNally High School, Lester B. Pearson High School or Nelson Mandela High School.

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Dr. Kurz

Teaching Awards recipients invited to join Teaching Academy

June 10, 2020

BHSc Associate Dean, Undergraduate Health and Science Education, Dr. Ebba Kurz, awarded Educational Leadership (Individual, Formal) award.

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Nicole

BHSc student one of a record 24 Black students to be admitted into MD program

June 2, 2020

Nicole M'carthy, a recent graduate of the Bachelor of Health Sciences program, is one of 24 Black students who will be joining the University of Toronto medical school class this year.

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BHSc students

BHSc students take lead in offering free grocery delivery service

May 21, 2020

UCalgary students and community members want to make a difference for seniors and at-risk residents who are stuck at home.

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Jerusalem Shawerma

Calgary students and business unite to feed those in need

April 24, 2020

Over 100 Calgarians in need were able to enjoy hot, prepared meals thanks to a collaboration between a group of BHSc students and a local business looking to give back to the community.

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Dr. Aparicio-Ting

Recipients of 2020 Students’ Union Teaching Excellence Awards announced

April 24, 2020

Dr. Fabiola Aparicio-Ting, Director of Health & Society, awarded the 2020 Teaching Excellence Award.

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Dr. Guido van Marle

COVID-19 Questions and answers

April 9, 2020

Dr. Guido van Marle (Co-Director of Biomedical Sciences) and Dr. Chris Moody invited to speak about where exactly did COVID-19 come from, and what does this mean for other viruses? What public health measures are being taken in response to COVID-19, and why is the global impact of this particular virus so big?

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BHSc students

U of C students need more volunteers for their free grocery delivery service

April 5, 2020

Three BHSc University of Calgary students are helping out their communities by offering a free grocery delivery service for at-risk Calgarians unable to visit stores themselves.

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Mikata

BHSc'07 alumna Meaghan Nolan, co-founder of Mikata Health

February 13, 2020

Kyle Nishiyama, left, and Meaghan Nolan, right, started Mikata Health about 2.5 years ago and it already serves 250 doctors and 250,000 patients.

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2019 Stories

Bowman

Fourth year BHSc student makes Forbes Top 30 under 30 list for 2020

December 2019

Biomedical Sciences student Catharine Bowman makes the Forbes Top 30 under 30 healthcare list for 2020.

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students

BHSc students take part in this year's SU Research Symposium

December 3, 2019

Winners of Students’ Union 2019 Undergraduate Research Symposium announced and five BHSc students among the winners. Congratulations to Michelle C., Mikayla F., Alyssa F., Nabhya H., and Drue N.

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Emily

Emily Boucher, BHSc'19 alumna, named Rhodes Scholar for 2020

November 27, 2019

First-year Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) student Emily Boucher secured one of the three spots for students from the prairies. She will join ten other Canadian scholars at the University of Oxford next fall. She joins fellow BHSc alumni Rahul Arora, who is a 2019 Rhodes Scholar recipient.

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Dinos

Four BHSc students named to Academic All-Canadian team

December 3, 2019

The University of Calgary honoured a record 147 student-athletes Tuesday at the annual Academic All-Canadian Breakfast, presented by Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

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iGEM

High-performing undergrads turn green into gold at international competition

December 2, 2019

Chlorophyll solution for canola farmers earns accolade for UCalgary's iGEM 2019 team at this year's iGEM competition in Boston. The team finished in second place, making them the best-performing Canadian team in the history of the competition.

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Top 40 under 40

Current and BHSc alumnus make 2019 Top 40 Under 40 list

Fourth year student Catharine Bowman (Biomedical Sciences) and BHSc'08 alumnus Dr. Ryan Todd (Health & Society) make the annual list of Calgary's Top 40 under 40 for 2019 by Avenue magazine.

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Emily

BHSc'13 alumna Emily Hicks awarded the Arch Award for 2019

Co-founder and president of FREDsense, Corporate Knights Top 30 Under 30 for Sustainability, Creative Destruction Lab grad, high school mentor.

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Sunand

UCalgary mentors 'changed the way that I think about things'

Oct. 25, 2019

Third year BHSc student Sunand Kannapan speaks about the importance of mentorship at the University of Calgary.

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Killam

Faculty members recognized with Killam awards

Oct. 24, 2019

Dr. Ebba Kurz, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Health and Science Education awarded the 2019 McCaig-Killam Teaching Award, and Dr. Donna Slater, Co-Director of Biomedical Sciences awarded the Killam Undergraduate Mentorship Award.

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Tyler

Queen Elizabeth Scholar learns to navigate cultural complexity in Africa

Oct. 17, 2019

Fourth year BHSc student, Tyler Warnock, shares benefits of ethical international internship in Uganda.

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Uganda

Health sciences students help paint pictures of maternal health in Uganda

Oct. 10, 2019

In the summer of 2019, eight University of Calgary Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc) students gained first-hand experience with health promotion and community engagement in Uganda.

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Adam

Adam Ramzy receives 2019 Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award

October 3, 2019

BHSc'12 alumnus Adam Ramzy honoured as he receives the 2019 Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award for demonstrating a passion for community engagement and dedication to knowledge translation.

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Stefan

BHSc student Stefan Gavriliuc wins $10,000 prize

September 17, 2019

Fourth year BHSc Bioinformatics student wins $10,000 prize at Calgary International Equine Symposium. The conference attracts both renowned researchers and emerging scholars in horse health.

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Elliott

Former UCalgary BHSc valedictorian to study why some global health projects fail

August 30, 2019

BHSc'17 alumnus Elliott Reichardt receives prestigious Knight-Hennessy Scholarship to Stanford.

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News

Biomedical technology: The ideal career path mixing science and business

Aug. 30, 2019

Biomedical Technology program offers unique blend of science and business education with practical industry experience to help students like Reid Collins, BHSc'18, use their passion for science to potentially improve the lives of millions.

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Uganda

Uganda field school student gains valuable skills and career insights

August 2, 2019

Emily Downey, a third year BHSc student, talks about her time in Uganda this summer and how she gained valuable skills and career insights.

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Arzina

BHSc student earns Provincial Honour

July 24, 2019

Second year BHSc student Arzina Jaffer was recognized for her outstanding commitment to volunteerism and the community. Arzina received the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Citizenship Medal which was presented to her by Lt. Governor Lois Mitchell.

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Ian

Athlete uses his own body to study embodiment in sport

Alumni News

July 22, 2019

BHSc (HSOC major) alumnus Ian MacNairn completed a Master of Arts and just finished a PhD studying the ethnography of the ultra-running community.

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President award

Class of 2019: UCalgary's 2019 President's Award winners

BHSc graduates Rahul Arora and Tingting Yan named UCalgary 2019 President's Award recipients.

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Ruth

BHSc student shortlisted for RBC's Canadian Immigrant Awards

May 15, 2019

Ruth Legese recognized for her work to improve lives in Canada and Ethiopia; deadline May 16 to cast your vote.

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Dr. Mayi

Students recognize excellence in undergraduate teaching

April 26, 2019

Dr. Mayi Arcellana-Panlilio one of 41 faculty members to receive this year's SU Teaching Excellence Award. This annual event was held on April 23.

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Asha

Graduate students and supporters recognized for excellence at GSA's annual Awards Gala

Alumni News

April 11, 2019

Robert Mayall and Asha Hollis, two former BHSc students, are recognized for excellence at this year's GSA's annual Awards Gala.

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Dr. Mayi

Experiential learning: Two students and an instructor share their stories

April 25, 2019

Dr. Mayi Arcellana-Panlilio is featured in today's UToday as she talks about her enjoyment in being involved with the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition.

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Ting

2019 3M National Student Fellowship recipients are named

April 9, 2019

Fourth year BHSc student Tingting Yan is named one of the recipients of the 2019 3M National Student Fellowship.

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Asha

BHSc alumna Asha Hollis wins Graduate Student Sustainability Award.

Alumni News

March 21, 2019

2019 Sustainability Award winners and nominees celebrated at March 19 ceremony.

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Rahul

Cumming School of Medicine recognizes excellence in teaching and research

March 12, 2019

BHSc student and 2018 Rhodes Scholar recipient Rahul Arora was the given the opportunity to speak at the event. 

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Emily Hicks

BHSc alumna Emily Hicks on her struggle in the tech industry

Alumni News

March 8, 2019

‘I have to prove myself’ – Calgary women see improvement but still face tech industry hurdles.

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Tingting

Canada's future leaders inspire as CEO for the day

March 8, 2019

Fourth year BHSc student, Tingting Yan joins Calgary Economic Development President and CEO, Mary Moran, as CEO for the day.

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Students

Cumming School student group encourages undergrads to pursue research

March 7, 2019

Dubbed by its members as the “WolbPack,” after their supervisor Dr. Gregor Wolbring, PhD, the group includes students from the Bachelor of Community Rehabilitation and Bachelor of Health Sciences programs. 

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Robert Mayall

What problem are you trying to solve? Detecting bacteria quickly

Alumni News

February 28, 2019

Robert Mayall, who graduated from the BHSc program in 2013, created a hand-held biosensor capable of detecting bacteria in minutes instead of days.

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SAAVE

Calgary students, doctors push for strict regulation

February 12, 2019

A group of Calgary students is seeking strict regulation of vaping products in response to concerns over increased e-cigarette use among youth.

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Dr. Mom

'Dr. Mom' debunks unscientific mommy blog advice

Alumni News

January 14, 2019

Dr. Stephanie Liu is a former UCalgary BHSc student who graduated in 2008. She is now a University of Alberta family physician who runs her own mom blog called Life of Dr. Mom (https://lifeofdrmom.com/).

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Dinos

BHSc athletes named to All-Canadian teams for 2017-2018

January 9, 2019

Congratulations to the following BHSc students Sabrina Wong (field hockey), Kira Makuk (women's hockey), Ty Verbicki (men's soccer), Daniel Vera (track & field/cross country) and Logan Haynes (track & field/cross country) for being selected to the Academic All-Canadian teams for 2017-2018.

List of names

Asha

BHSc student, Asha Hollis, drives effort to make medical inventions more affordable around the world

Alumni News

January 8, 2019

Asha Hollis, a BHSc graduate class of 2017, travelled to Sri Lanka and India, where she spoke at an international medical congress and won an award for her presentation.

The University of Calgary became the second post-secondary institution in Canada to adopt Global Access to Medicines Principles as a result of Asha's efforts.

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Previous Years

  1. Eight BHSc Undergrad researchers receive more than $25,000 at SU symposium

    December 8, 2017

  2. iGEM's poop-to-plastic concept wins international gold medal

    December 7, 2017

  3. Jennifer Logan - Supporting BHSc Students

    2017

  4. BHSc Instructor recipient of Killam Award in Undergraduate Mentorship 2017

    October 19, 2017

  5. BHSc Graduate Receives Prestigious 2017 Vanier Scholar Award

    September 27, 2017

  6. BHSc student claims prestigious award

    August 7, 2017

  7. Recent BHSc graduate, Asha Hollis, talks about her future

    2017

  8. Student experiences in the BHSc program

    June 6, 2017

  9. Fourth year BHSc student, Jessica Britton, wins award

    April 4, 2017

  1. Students' Union rewards 102 undergrads for excellence in research

    December 4, 2018

  2. Health Sciences student wins prestigious Rhodes Scholarship

    November 27, 2018

  3. Dr. Tolulope Sajobi awarded the Top 40 Under 40 award for 2018!

    October 24, 2018

  4. UCalgary partnership in Ethiopia creates global citizens

    September 24, 2018

  5. Students fly in 'Vomit Comet' to test 3D-printing tools with recycled astronaut poo

    August 29, 2018

  6. Leaving home, attending university not so scary for Indigenous learners after summer camp

    August 20, 2018

  7. Claire Donnici gains skills in inquiry-based learning and how to structure a research project

    July 23, 2018

  8. Winners of the 2018 President's Award announced

    June 4, 2018

  9. Getting published as undergrads: A mentorship story

    May 30, 2018

  10. Ghanaian immigrant once trapped between worlds finds her passion helping others

    May 5, 2018

  11. Students reflect on the importance of scholarship support

    April 26, 2018

  12. Fortney: Young Immigrant Awards finalists prove the kids really are alright

    March 9, 2018

  13. Bioinformatics at the University of Calgary: The healthy crunch of data

    February 10, 2018