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‘When they became explainable’: U of C prof talks serial killers

The database for which she became known to the likes of CBC, VICE and Maclean’s started as a nerdy hobby she worked on after her classes and quickly gained momentum, becoming part of her research at the U of C. Reid describes her database as a collection of information from journals and transcripts of serial killers, focusing specifically on developing the profiles of the criminals’ childhoods. Her hope is to find a commonality among the profiles that may help explain their later behaviour.

Rural and aboriginal students struggle with post-secondary access

By Chris Adams, November 6 2014 — The University of Calgary has climbed international university rankings in recent years. Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranks universities on categories like research, student experience and quality of education. The U of C scored perfectly in every category but one: access. QS takes gender, accessibility for disabled people, scholarships and…

Fighting the rising cost of knowledge

By Alexander Kim, October 23 2014 — Knowledge is a commodity, and the price keeps going up. The Alberta government estimates that university students spend between $1,000–$1,700 on textbooks every year. According to the University of Alberta Students’ Union, textbook prices have increased at nearly three-times the rate of inflation since 1995. University of Calgary…

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