University of Calgary

So Long, 'Muffin Stuffers': U of C Bans Offensive Intramural Team Names

The Huffington Post Alberta | Michelle Butterfield | Posted 01.06.2015 | Canada Alberta

The University of Calgary wants its intramural players to tame down their team names and is asking a student committee to determine the tastefulness o...

University of Calgary Abortion Display Verdict Not a Victory for Free Speech

Samuel Mosonyi | Posted 08.27.2014 | Canada Alberta
Samuel Mosonyi

The University of Calgary recently reversed the guilty verdict of seven pro-life students who were found guilty of non-academic misconduct for setting up a display with graphic photos comparing abortion to the Holocaust and the Rwandan Genocide. The court decision has been heralded by some as being a victory for free speech on campus. But it's not.

$100 Million University Donation The Largest In Alberta History

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.17.2014 | Canada Politics

CALGARY - The University of Calgary has received the largest donation ever to an Alberta university.Calgary businessman Geoff Cumming is donating $100...

The University of Calgary Club That Built an Electric Motorcycle

David Dodge | Posted 07.05.2014 | Canada Impact
David Dodge

If you go to the University of Calgary you don't suffer from a lack of choice when it comes to Students Union clubs. There are options for everything from swing dancing to politics to Bronies. But the most interesting club in our view is one called Team Zeus. It's only three years old but these undergrads are building an electric racing motorcycle.

1,000 U Of C Students Defer Exams After Stabbing Tragedy

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.23.2014 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY — One thousand students have elected to defer their final exams at the University of Calgary in the wake of the death of five young people a...

Final Funeral To Be Held For Calgary Stabbing Victims

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.22.2014 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY — A service will be held today for the last of the five victims of last week's mass murder in Calgary. Lawrence Hong, who was 27, was to ...

'As Long As I'm Living, My Baby You'll Be'

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.22.2014 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY — The father of a young man stabbed to death at a house party says his boy was the poster child for the kind of son every parent wants. B...

Family Of Calgary Stabbings Victim Breaks Silence

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.21.2014 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - The family of a promising musician stabbed to death along with four other young people at a Calgary house party last week is "devastated" he...

3 Stabbing Victims To Be Laid To Rest Monday

CBC | Posted 06.19.2014 | Canada Alberta

Funeral services have been arranged for three of the five young students stabbed to death in Calgary earlier this week. Jordan Segura, Kaitlin Perr...

Calgary Stabbing Victims ID'd

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 06.03.2014 | Canada Alberta

Details are beginning to emerge about the five Calgary stabbing victims left dead in what's being called the city's worst mass murder. Several medi...

Suspect Could Undergo Psychological Tests

CBC | Posted 06.16.2014 | Canada Alberta

The 22-year-old man accused of stabbing five young people to death at a Calgary house party Tuesday will likely be remanded for a psychological asses...

How Knife Crime In Canada Can Cause 'Moral Panic'

CBC | Posted 06.15.2014 | Canada

The worst mass murder in Calgary’s history didn’t end at the barrel of a gun. Instead, the 22-year-old suspect identified on Tuesday as Matthew ...

Stabbing Case To Be Handled By Outside Prosecutor

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.15.2014 | Canada Alberta

A Crown prosecutor will be brought in from outside Calgary to handle the court case involving the city's worst mass murder. The accused, Matthew de...

Who Is The Calgary Stabbings Suspect?

CBC | Posted 06.15.2014 | Canada Alberta

Matt de Grood has been charged with killing five young adults at a Calgary house party. Five people — four men and one woman, all in their 20s ...

Past Murders That Rocked The Province

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 04.15.2014 | Canada Alberta

The stabbing death of five people in Calgary's northwest community of Brentwood is the worst killing spree the city has ever seen. "This is the wor...


CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.15.2014 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Calgary police say the son of one of their own is a suspect in the worst mass murder in the city's history, a bloody and baffling attack on ...

THIS Is A Pissing Match We Can All Get Behind

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 04.05.2014 | Canada Alberta

Here's a pissing match we can all support. Students at the University of Calgary (U of C) aimed to set a world record on Thursday with "#ucalgaryge...

I Ran 250 Marathons in one Year. This is What my Body Looked Like Afterwards

Martin Parnell | Posted 03.29.2014 | Canada Alberta
Martin Parnell

An ultra-marathon is a foot race longer than the standard 42.2km marathon distance. The reason why I was so interested in the findings of this study is because I have run a few ultras during my running career...

Preschoolers Prefer Starbucks Over McDonald's

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 01.24.2014 | Canada Alberta

If you want your preschooler to eat his carrots, package them in a Starbucks wrapper. In a study conducted recently by the University of Calgary, a...

How Keeping Them Healthy Is Threatening Your Life

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Alberta

The unmitigated use of antibiotics in agriculture is pushing humanity into a global public health crisis, a new paper by a University of Calgary profe...

Bent Or Straight: What Is The Best Snow Shovel

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 12.17.2013 | Canada Alberta

Finding the best snow shovel to avoid back pain could result in big relief for those digging deep in the snow. And a University of Calgary research...

Extra $10.6 Million Won't Go Here

Metro News | Posted 12.15.2013 | Canada Alberta

University of Calgary officials will hunker down this week to determine where best to use an additional $10.6 million from the province, but the schoo...

This Is How Much First Nations Distrust Oil And Gas

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.05.2014 | Canada Business

CALGARY - A university study suggests Canada's First Nations harbour a deep mistrust of the oil and gas industry, but are willing to talk energy devel...

How Muslim Parents Can Help End Bullying in Schools

Shahla Khan Salter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Shahla Khan Salter

Some kids have been targeted by bullies because the hatred towards gays, lesbians, trans and "others" runs so deep in North American society that even appearing different may merit ostracization. Who are we to complain about bigotry against our children if we perpetuate it against others? And so we must ask them, our fellow (otherwise peaceful) Muslim parents, how does the intolerance you teach at home, affect all our youth and our Muslim communities?

Funding Cuts Don't Keep U Of C From $8 Million Renos

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - The University of Calgary is under fire for spending $8 million on renovating executive offices at a time when provincial funding was being ...