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How to Teach Climate Change to Undergrads

By Chris Adams,  July 30 2015 — hat do you count as the most practical post-secondary degree you can get? Finance? Engineering? Something in the sciences? Prevailing wisdom suggests the most valuable degrees get you a job, preferably immediately after graduation. If you just finished the program at Vermillion’s firefighting school, you’ve got this summer’s…

Why Alberta is killing its wolves to save its caribou

By Sean Willett — April 9, 2015 first learned about Alberta’s wolf culls in Biology 313, Intro to Ecology. The lecture had begun by the time I arrived, and I began to unpack my things as the professor finished explaining the purpose of the day’s class. We were examining a case study in ecological mismanagement,…

A game of bulls and bears

By Tobias Ma, April 2 2015 — In early February, oil prices rebounded into the $60 per-barrel range for West Texas Intermediate (WTI).  However, Stephen Schork, a well-known oil stocks analyst, referred to the price jump as a “dead cat bounce.”  In financial lingo, a dead cat bounce describes a small, brief recovery in the…

Not Just a Boy’s Club Anymore

By Emilie Medland-Märchen, November 13 2014 — Enter the online arena of a video game and the outside world loses meaning. The player leaves everything behind the screen, their flickering fingers projecting body and mind into a new character. For hours, gamers can abandon their identity and mould a new one ­— a mythologized, enhanced…

Tighten up: focus, students and ADHD

By Tobias Ma, September 25 2014 — In the next few weeks, the library will fill up. Summer’s last rays of daylight will burn the sidewalk, the sound of Vitamin D splattering on the asphalt drowned out by the rustle of pages and shallow breathing next door in the library. Students will stare into the…

IT TAKES EVERYTHING: Living with ALS after the ice melts

By Tobias Ma, September 11, 2014 — He’s wearing sunglasses and has his head tilted back against the seat, motionless, as his brother unloads a wheelchair from the minivan. You would think he was only sleeping, until the door opens and his brother lowers him gently from his seat to his chair and you can…

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