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U of C professors weigh in on Liberal promises

By Fabian Mayer, November 3 2015 — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet will be sworn into office in Ottawa on Nov. 4. During the election campaign, Trudeau’s Liberal party made promises ranging from legalizing marijuana to deficit-funded infrastructure spending. We spoke to five University of Calgary professors on the impact the new Liberal government…

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…

Anti-LGBTQ artists headline Edmonton Reggae Festival

By Fabian Mayer, July 7 2015 — All three acts set to headline the Edmonton Reggae Festival are known for incorporating homophobic remarks or lyrics into their performances. Queen Ifrica, Capleton and I Wayne have all made homophobic comments or performed songs encouraging violence against the LGBTQ community. Queen Ifrica made statements praising heterosexual marriage…

U of C scientists among those urging a moratorium on oil sands development

By Fabian Mayer, June 18 2015 — Oil sands development must stop. That was the message of 100 Canadian and American academics who signed a letter sent to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and other members of Parliament last week. Climatologists, biologists, economists and political scientists from across North America signed the letter. Biology professor Mary Reid…

Commission urges universities to aid in aboriginal reconciliation

By Fabian Mayer, June 11 2015 — The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) released its report on Canada’s residential school program last week. The report made 94 recommendations on how to improve the relationship between Canada’s aboriginal population and broader society. Several of the recommendations were related to post-secondary education. University of Calgary provost Dru…

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