Tagged January 12 2017

Marquee Dinos events prove student engagement is possible

It’s easy at the University of Calgary to claim nobody goes to Dinos games. With the U of C’s commuter campus status and the low rates of student engagement, it wouldn’t be much of a stretch to conclude that most students aren’t interested in the Dinos. Yet over the past five years, large events like…

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…

Resolutions should be year-round

By Emma Gammans, January 10 2017 — Welcome to January, when gyms are packed to maximum capacity and candy aisles at the grocery store are over-stocked. January is the month that inspires rejuvenation and resolutions. Instead of stocking up on chocolate bars from Stör, maybe you’ll find yourself reaching for an apple or a Greek…

Prayer and education not mutually exclusive

By Aisha Sajid, January 10 2017 — In August, Calgary private school Webber Academy lost an appeal at the Court of Queen’s Bench for failing to accommodate two Muslim student’s need to pray during school hours. As a result,  the two students were awarded $24,000 in damages. Muslims perform five daily prayers that involve physical…

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