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U of C alumnus start-up aims to make renting easier

By Claudia Wong, March 14 2017 — Looking for a place to rent and want to make sure the landlord isn’t a nightmare? RentersEdge is a new Calgary-based startup from a University of Calgary alumnus that combines listings with Yelp-like address reviews. U of C computer science alumnus Ryan Shirley came up with the idea…

Sex Week 2017 is coming to the University of Calgary

By Claudia Wong, January 31 2017 — It’s that time of year where a giant penis and vulva roam MacHall — Sex Week! From Feb. 6–10, the University of Calgary’s annual Sex Week will feature workshops, events and discussions surrounding sexuality. Now in its sixth year, the event is a collaboration between the Women’s Resource…

University of Calgary celebrates China Day on campus

By Claudia Wong, January 24 2017 — A celebration of Chinese culture was held on Jan. 23 at the University of Calgary in MacHall. Coinciding with the Chinese New Year, “China Day” was a collaboration between the Chinese Students’ Society, the China Scholarship Council Students and Scholars Association, the Chinese Students and Scholars Association and…

U of C approves bioinformatics minor for Fall 2017 semester

By Claudia Wong, November 29 2016 — The University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine will offer a new minor in bioinformatics starting in Fall 2017. The new program is a minor in one of the three existing streams in health sciences, bioinformatics, biomedical sciences and health and society. The U of C’s Academic Planning…

Margaret Atwood talks compassion and doll dissection at Congress 2016

By Claudia Wong, May 30 2016 — Canadian poet and novelist Margaret Atwood was the keynote speaker at the Compassion under Contemporary Conditions symposium May 29 at the University of Calgary. The Faculty of Nursing hosted the interdisciplinary symposium on compassion in healthcare, education and business for the 2016 Congress of the Humanities and Social…

Student links plant care to fitness habits

By Claudia Wong, September 3 2015 — A University of Calgary engineering student is studying how technology can motivate people to be more active. Researcher Fadi Botros is linking plant growth to fitness goals. His system, tentatively named Fitness Flower, involves cyclamen flowers, a FitBit, a credit-card sized computer and a water pump. “The computer is…

U of C researchers fit rooster with 3D printed feet

By Claudia Wong, July 23 2015 — Researchers at the University of Calgary have fitted a rooster with 3D printed prosthetics. Foghorn the rooster was picked up last winter by Calgary Animal and Bylaw Services after losing his feet to frostbite. After being fitted with prosthetic feet by professor of veterinary medicine Daniel Pang, researcher Mark…

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