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McCaig Institute News

Policies force some who rely on social housing to choose between a pet and a home

UCalgary research highlights potential benefits of companion animals from a public health perspective...

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Kinesiology researcher studies rare fractures in post-menopausal women

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Newly formed Canadian Space Health Research Network translates into benefits for all Canadians

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Astronomical bone loss recorded from space travel

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Featured events

McCaig Institute events


McCaig Institute seminar series

The seminar series is put together by a group of dedicated student leaders. Speakers and topics are chosen to reflect the breadth of the research produced by members of the McCaig Institute.

The McCaig Institute seminar series will resume January 2021.

Seminar schedule

Cy Frank

Cy Frank Legacy Lecture Series

The Cy Frank Legacy Lectureship honours and commemorates the late Dr. Cy Frank, an internationally acclaimed visionary who championed the application of research to create solutions for patients. 

This year's talk was delivered by Dr. Gillian Hawker, Professor of Medicine and Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. She presented: “Osteoarthritis: A Not-So-Silent Killer.”

Lecture recording


Wood Forum

The Wood Forum is an annual free public forum on bone and joint conditions held each year in the Fall.

The 2020 Wood Forum was on Hip Health and it was held on Saturday, November 7th.  Topics included hip fracture risk and prevention, cannabidiol (CBD) use for arthritis pain management and advances in hip replacement surgery techniques. 


View the 2020 event recording