Tagged science

Giant toy claw and fiery snake stand out at Beakerhead

By Derrius Ivy, September 28 2017 — Life-sized rainbow bunnies, a 168-foot firey serpent, a giant toy claw and musical see-saws were just four of 14 attractions at the 2017 Beakerhead festival in Calgary from Sept. 13–17. The city-wide creations integrated art, science, engineering and entertainment to promote ingenuity and creativity. This year’s theme, “Snakes…

U of C researchers discover fishy secrets of 340-million-year-old fossil

By Jennifer Khil, June 29 2017 — Two researchers at the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM) were published in the international scientific journal Nature for shaking up the evolutionary history of limbed animals. Jason Anderson, a UCVM professor, and Jason Pardo, a doctoral student supervised by Anderson, used data first collected by Anderson…

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…

Science lounge hopes to open in 2016

By Scott Strasser, November 24 2015 — A students’ lounge for Faculty of Science students is still in the works and could open by fall 2016. Students’ Union science representatives and members of the Science Students’ Society (SSS) are submitting a joint Quality Money application of over $100,000 to fund the lounge’s construction. SSS president and…

Darwin Day brings renowned evolutionary biologist to U of C

By Susan Anderson, February 5 2015 — Evolutionary biologist Richard Lenski will speak at the University of Calgary on Friday, Feb. 6. His talk is part of the biology department’s 30th annual Darwin Day this year celebrating Charles Darwin’s 206th birthday. Lenski has experimented on E. coli for 25 years, continuously growing cultures for over…

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