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The 5 Best Canadian Universities For International Students

UniversityHub.ca | Posted 02.11.2016 | Canada Living
UniversityHub.ca

With a quality education system and reputation as a safe and multi-cultural country, Canada is rated at the top of the list of places for international students to study. Canada is indeed a very open and welcoming community for international students of all nationalities; however, some cities offer a more seamless transition than others.

Conservative Muslims Must Address Their Deep-Rooted Heterosexism

Junaid Jahangir | Posted 02.09.2016 | Canada Living
Junaid Jahangir

We are told that the prohibition of homosexuality is black and white in Islam. Comparisons are often made between sins like eating pork, drinking wine, committing adultery and homosexuality. However, all such arguments do not reflect a reasonable understanding of Islamic law, which is meant for the welfare of human beings and not for sole subjugation.

Students Prepare To Launch First Alberta-Made Satellite Into Space

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 02.02.2016 | Canada Alberta

"Hopefully this is just the beginning."

Alberta University Adds Gender-Neutral Option To Application Forms

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 02.02.2016 | Canada Alberta

"Students deserve equitable treatment regardless of their gender identity."

Stop Hosting Hateful Speakers In The Name Of Religious Freedom

Junaid Jahangir | Posted 01.14.2016 | Canada Living
Junaid Jahangir

University is a place where students can freely exchange ideas but equally feel safe to do so. Students should feel safe in the knowledge that whether they identify as religious, gay, atheist, etc. or as any intersection of these, they would not be subjected to derision and scorn.

There's No Such Thing As A Mid-Life Crisis: Study

CP | Chris Purdy, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.12.2016 | Canada Alberta

A University of Alberta study surveyed the same 1,500 people for up to 25 years.

Universities Can Afford To Provide All Workers With Fair Pay

Larry Rousseau | Posted 11.20.2015 | Canada Business
Larry Rousseau

More and more, administrators are squeezing their workers as much as possible to cover teaching and research. Sessional lecturers are being used as low-cost labour for the former while the latter is now increasingly being undertaken by postdoctoral scholars.

Alberta Universities Up Their Support For Syrian Refugees

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 11.16.2015 | Canada Alberta

"I am a proud U of A student knowing that our community is doing what we can for displaced Syrian people."

The 10 Best Canadian Universities For Dining And Nightlife

UniversityHub.ca | Posted 11.19.2015 | Canada Living
UniversityHub.ca

Restaurants and nightlife are a quintessential part of any university experience. Whether your scene is eating homestyle stew or sharing a local microbrew with pals, there's nothing like a night on the town to take your mind off school. We compiled a list of the top 10 schools and featured a hot spot from each one.

Sarah Rieger

'Renounce Your Heritage,' Tory Candidate Reportedly Tells Voter

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Rieger | Posted 10.07.2015 | Canada Alberta

"Just to make sure I wasn't crazy, I asked him ... and he repeated himself."

As a Muslim, I Believe There Is No Room for Transphobia in Islam

Junaid Jahangir | Posted 10.02.2015 | Canada Living
Junaid Jahangir

Both conservative Muslims and Catholics talk of mercy and compassion, but it seems they draw the limits at LGBT persons. While they have been able to get past difficult texts on slavery and concubinage, they have not been as successful on texts that are used to repress sexual minorities. Given the Prophet's teaching of "doing no harm and accepting no harm," it is clear that any Muslim position in Canada should not be based on the fear-mongering of transphobic "Muslim" and "Christian" groups. Indeed, justifying one's transphobia under the guise of religious freedom is unconscionable.

The Desecration of the Edmonton Genocide Memorial Garden

Junaid Jahangir | Posted 10.01.2015 | Canada Alberta
Junaid Jahangir

Rev. Brooks, has offered refuge to many people who needed help, letting them stay with her, connecting them with resources, gently encouraging them or simply by listening to them graciously. This time, she needs our help. She would need help in setting up the memorial site again.

'Dimmer Switch' May Be 'Game Changer' For Diabetes Research

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.22.2015 | Canada Alberta

MacDonald says the discovery could lead to a new way of treating the disease in the future.

Is There a Case to be Made for Letting Canada's Wildfires Burn?

DeSmog Canada | Posted 07.08.2015 | Canada British Columbia
DeSmog Canada

Those studying the issue say the human toll of wildfire needs to be balanced against the reality that vulnerable forests are going to burn either way -- especially given the mounting pressures presented by climate change.

Graphic Anti-Abortion Display Causing Friction On Campus

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.02.2015 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - The president of the University of Alberta is aware of concerns over an upcoming anti-abortion display, but says the school supports freedo...

The Atlantic Ocean May Be Doomed

Huffington Post Canada | Christian Cotroneo | Posted 12.03.2014 | Canada Alberta

Here comes the new supercontinent. There goes the neighbourhood. That neighbourhood being the Atlantic Ocean -- a 106,400,000-square-kilometre ...

Widower Heads Back To School To Study Cancer That Killed His Wife

CP | Chris Purdy, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.01.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Powel Crosley was lost after his wife died of a rare form of ovarian cancer.But he felt compelled to carry on her fight somehow against the...

Profs Pull Clever Stunt To Skewer High Executive Pay

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 06.19.2014 | Canada Alberta

Some Canadian academics have come up with a cheeky way to expose the massive pay gap between instructors and university administration — by applying...

WATCH: Rap Video Steals From Everyone To Make A Point

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 02.05.2014 | Canada Alberta

In the music industry there are often allegations of artists ripping-off lyrics and sampling songs without permission, but we've never seen such blata...

LOOK: Menacing Earthworms Invade

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 01.28.2014 | Canada Alberta

They're not exactly the massive, menacing creatures that drag-raced their way through 'Tremors,' but researchers say earthworms are posing their own k...

12 Dinosaur Myths That Will Blow Your Mind

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Alberta

The pteranodon was an agile flying dinosaur, while other dinosaurs made the world's oceans their homes. Of all the things we know about dinosaurs, ...

University Increases Tuition

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.16.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Students at the University of Alberta are facing higher tuition fees next year.U of A president Indira Samarasekera says in a blog posting...

The Ultimate List Of How To Beat Procrastination

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada Alberta

It is that time of year again - end of year. Ti's the season when businesses close books, students face exams, and when revelers struggle to fit in...

Sustainability Issues And The Social Costs Of The Oilsands

DeSmog Canada | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Alberta
DeSmog Canada

It was less than six months ago that a handful of energy companies resorted to selling off portions of their stake in the oil patch after failing to garner the kind of investor support they needed to fund major projects.

WATCH: Can We See The Past Through Photos?

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 11.04.2013 | Canada Alberta

A new video series by the University of Alberta will make you wonder why university classes ever needed to longer than a minute. Arts in 60 Seconds...