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Canadian government endorses marijuana use guidelines

By Jennifer Khil, July 26 2017 — According to guidelines endorsed by the Canadian government, you should not smoke weed every day. Federal health minister Jane Philpott is supporting the “Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines” (LRCUG) published in June in the American Journal of Public Health. The guidelines were funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health…

U of C researchers discover fishy secrets of 340-million-year-old fossil

By Jennifer Khil, June 29 2017 — Two researchers at the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM) were published in the international scientific journal Nature for shaking up the evolutionary history of limbed animals. Jason Anderson, a UCVM professor, and Jason Pardo, a doctoral student supervised by Anderson, used data first collected by Anderson…

Pope residential school apology could have symbolic impact on indigenous students

By Jennifer Khil, June 07 2017 — Last week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asked Pope Francis to apologize for the Catholic Church’s role in Canadian residential schools. The request was one of 94 recommendations from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Trudeau promised action on each recommendation, though he cannot guarantee the Pope’s cooperation. “[An apology] would…

The fentanyl crisis is serious and we need to treat it as such

By Jennifer Khil, March 28 2017 —  It’s not news that Alberta is facing a fentanyl crisis. As the death toll continues to rise, much-needed education and awareness programs are alarmingly overdue. Fentanyl abuse is largely enabled by experimentation and unfamiliarity. The misinformation responsible for the deaths of an increasingly wider and younger population must…

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