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U of C seeks consultation on Academic and Research Plans

By Saima Asad, June 5 2017 — The University of Calgary began the consultation process for its new Academic and Research Plans on June 1. The campus-wide survey is open until June 23 and has received roughly 900 responses so far. The plans will replace the 2012–2017 Academic and Research Plans that followed the 2011…

Consultation for Energizing Eyes High comes to a close

By Scott Strasser, February 14 2017 — Results of the three-month public consultation for Energizing Eyes High were published on the University of Calgary’s website on Jan. 31. The results outlined feedback from community members regarding the U of C’s new strategic direction. The published results include a consultation summary and three working papers based…

Library resource cuts hurt our research institution reputation

From 2012–2016, the University of Calgary cut $2,140,558 in academic resources from its collections, with another $1.5 million cut in the 2016–17 fiscal year. This means that valuable resources for both faculty and students from journals like Taylor & Francis and Oxford University Press are no longer available. While the U of C libraries claim they…

Student feedback systems require reform

By Jesse Stilwell, January 10 2017 — Everyone has a horror story about a professor whose inability to articulate their expectations had you wondering how they got a PhD in the first place. Or perhaps a professor who didn’t provide clear direction on assignments, wrote exams full of trick questions or lectured faster than anyone…

Education course on indigenous issues an important step forward

In 2013, the Faculty of Education at the University of Calgary implemented a mandatory course that Werklund School of Education undergraduate students must take near the end of their degree. The course — EDUC 530: FNMI History, Education and Leadership — explores the history and perspectives of First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples. The U…

Research and teaching go hand-in-hand for University of Calgary arts professors

By Tina Shaygan, October 25 2016 — Of the activities that could enrich the “student experience,” getting involved with research may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But conducting research at an undergraduate level is the foundation of higher education. For those not involved in undergraduate research themselves, it may seem far…

Arts vs. science: an unnecessary debate

By Isobel Chiang, October 4 2016 — The dot-com boom of the late ‘90s heightened the demand for careers in science, technology, engineering and math. In the blink of an eye and the click of a mouse, the age of interconnectivity eclipsed the age of enlightenment and STEM degrees increased exponentially in value. More recently, there…

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