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Sled Island returns to Calgary venues

June 18 2015 — Calgary’s beloved music and arts festival, Sled Island, returns June 24–28 with one of its most eclectic lineups yet. Executive director Maud Salvi says she’s pleased with this year’s artists, including the acts curated by legendary post-rock band Godspeed You! Black Emperor. “We’re stoked about the lineup. We feel like it’s…

Tech expert explores social computing

By Claudia Wong, May 28 2015 — Technology expert Xun Luo gave a talk about how social elements are natural ingredients for computing at the University of Calgary on May 25. Luo works with Qualcomm Research, an American communications company. He holds a PhD in computer science and is the inventor or co-inventor of over…

New Music: Chastity Belt

By Claudia Wong, March 29 2015 — Based on their name alone, Chastity Belt is a band that’s out to grab attention. Could this be a Christian rock group? A joke? Their website even goes so far to confirm they are, in fact, “a real band.” As a real band, they’ve released two albums. Their sophomore…

Three U of C math degrees set to merge into one

By Claudia Wong, March 19 2015 — The three math degrees offered at the University of Calgary will merge by Fall 2016 pending the provincial government’s approval. Pure mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics will merge into the bachelor of science in mathematics. There would be three specializations offered later in the program: financial mathematics, computational…

The Gig Club wants you kids to come jam with them

By Claudia Wong, January 22 2014 — Ever feel like you need an outlet for your inner singer-songwriter? The Gig Club is your answer. The 150-member-strong Gig Club started seven years ago under the name Busking for Smiles. The club usually jams in the Students’ Union’s club space. They also host open mic events every…

Research group looks at youth mental health

By Claudia Wong, January 26 2016 — University of Calgary researchers are working to identify psychosis predictors for high risk youth. Psychosis is a medical condition that includes a disruption in brain functioning. Symptoms include confused thought, increased suspiciousness, grandiosity, impulsivity and disorganized communication. Georgia Carstensen and Catherine Marshall are research coordinators focusing on youth at…

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