University of Calgary

How Knife Crime In Canada Can Cause 'Moral Panic'

CBC | Posted 04.16.2014 | 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 ...

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 04.16.2014 | 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 ...

Would You Give Up A Kidney For $10,000?

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Alberta

Paying living kidney donors $10,000 could boost donations and cost effectively improve quality of life for people who would otherwise be on dialysis, ...

Hotflashes? Blame Evolution

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 10.23.2013 | Canada Alberta

Evolution may be to blame for that dreaded right of passage and emotional captor of womankind - menopause, according to a study co-authored by a Unive...

Time For A VERY Expensive Upgrade

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.09.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - The Alberta government is providing $142.5 million to upgrade the engineering school at the University of Calgary.The money, announced Wedn...

University Of Calgary Aims To Cut Programs

Edmonton Journal | Posted 10.22.2013 | Canada Alberta

The University of Calgary is waiting for provincial approval to cut 19 programs with low enrolment numbers. ...

Hayley Wickenheiser Graduates, 17 Years Later

CP | Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.10.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Canadian women's hockey team captain Hayley Wickenheiser donned her cap and gown over a decade and a half after starting classes at the Univ...

Promising New Technology Could Reduce Emissions Using Waste

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.03.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - A simple concept using straw or wood waste from the forestry and agricultural sectors might help cut greenhouse gas emissions and clean up w...

A Major Alternative Energy Break- Through .. From Alberta, No Less

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.28.2013 | Canada Business

CALGARY - Researchers at the University of Calgary say they've made a breakthrough that could make renewable energy much more practical and affordable...

Why We Shouldn't Mourn CIDA

Kokulan Mahendiran | Posted 05.28.2013 | Canada Politics
Kokulan Mahendiran

When I first heard about the dismantling of the Canadian International Development Agency in the government's recent budget, I was rather dismayed. Nonetheless, upon delving into the issue further, it became clear that my initial reaction was quite misguided. International aid from Canada is not coming to an end; the budget has merely initiated the merging of CIDA with the Department of Foreign Affairs. The aim is not to slash aid, but rather to have a more synergized approach to its deliverance in developing countries. The merger of CIDA with DFAIT ensures the money our government spends internationally will be more focused, effective and better reflect and preserve the national interests of Canada.

Apalling Statements Catch Up With Former Political Strategist Tom Flanagan

Lisa Bui | Posted 05.04.2013 | Canada Alberta
Lisa Bui

This is not the first time Flanagan's remarks have caused a public outcry and stirred considerable controversy, after he called for the murder of Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, on the CBC.

Buzz Is Bees Do It Better If They're Wild: Study

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.30.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Wild thing. You make my crops spring.An international study involving a University of Calgary researcher has found that managed honey bees a...

Researchers Tracking Calgary's Wily Coyotes

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.17.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Researchers at the University of Calgary are resuming a tracking program to see how city coyotes live in their environment.They say at least...

The Cash-Strapped Student's Guide To Creating Perfect Winter Memories

Lisa Bui | Posted 02.18.2013 | Canada Alberta
Lisa Bui

There isn't a single spot in your brain that is reserved for "the Winter Holidays," instead, you would remember the "Winter Holidays" by the smell of hot chocolate or eggnog, the sudden jingle of bells, or warmth given off by the heat of a warm fire. Memories are created and triggered by your senses. These are great activities to do in Calgary that will stimulate your senses...because you'll never know when you are creating a memory.

UofC Chair Member's $5,400 Expenses Paid 'In Error'

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.04.2012 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - A taxpayers group is taking the University of Calgary to task for board expenses, including executive-class flights and $500-a-night hotel r...