Tagged Education

‘Short-sighted,’ ‘mean-spirited’: The uncertain future Canadian graduate students face studying in the United States

By Tina Shaygan, November 22 2017 — Many Canadians pursuing higher education take their studies south of the border in order to take advantage of funding or to attend schools that offer opportunities in niche areas of research. For many of these students, the tax plan proposed by the Republican party could be devastating, leaving them with only…

Episode 3: Mastering Your Emotions

Sean, Melanie and Jason develop an intimate, one-on-one course where the student must become the teacher. With absolutely no deadly twists, we promise. Also: Sean makes way too many Dune references, Melanie demands blood and Jason teaches us how to wheel, snipe, and celly. Presented by the Gauntlet, the University of Calgary’s student newspaper. Follow Sean, Melanie and Jason…

Episode 2: How To Adult

Sean, Melanie and Jason attempt to teach people how to be normal adults using a terrifying reality show-esque terror mansion. Also: Sean admits to accidental chemical warfare, Melanie argues that sex is also for children and Jason inquires about the female hive-brain. Presented by the Gauntlet, the University of Calgary’s student newspaper. Follow Sean, Melanie and Jason on…

Girls need more STEM role models

Simran Kaler, March 1, 2016 — The lack of women in science, technology, engineering and math subjects is an ongoing problem. Women are discouraged from pursuing STEM fields, facing problems like harassment, discrimination and wage gaps. And this problem is present before university — grade 10 computer science classrooms right across the province can only…

We need zero tolerance for bullying

By Chase Little, March 19 2015 — Coverage of bullying shows up in our national news only when there’s an extreme case or a catchy hashtag. This is a bad way to talk about this issue, as bullying is a part of our social landscape and should be talked about consistently. Most bullying occurs in…

New junior-high curriculum hurts students

By Jason Herring, February 12 2015 — This year, junior high schools across Calgary began to follow a teaching curriculum labelled “outcome based reporting.” This new style of grading marks students on a scale from one to four, ranking their performance from “not yet meeting requirements” to “excellent.” This is a standard incremental grading system,…

Should diploma exams be worth 50 per cent of students’ overall marks?

Yes, diploma exams prepare students for university By Hayden McBennett, November 27 2014 — Albertan high school students are probably happy to hear that the Alberta School Board Association supports the idea of diploma exams that are weighted at only 30 per cent of the final mark. We’d all like it if our university courses…

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