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The University of Calgary is a publicly funded research-intensive university founded in 1966, with 14 faculties offering more than 250 academic programs, and more than 50 research institutes and centres. As one of Canada’s top comprehensive research universities, UCalgary combines the best of university tradition with the City of Calgary’s vibrant energy and diversity. Combining our commitment to excellence in research and scholarship, a high-quality learning environment, and our deep connections with the Calgary community, we provide students the opportunity to shape their future and become productive citizens and leaders in a complex world.

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Does your daughter forget or misplace things all the time? Is she the classroom helper? Assessment scales for ADHD have tended to use data from boys so the signs of ADHD in girls may not be what you expect. (Shutterstock)

Fourteen signs your daughter may have ADHD

Assessment scales for ADHD have been developed using mostly male research samples. As a result, the behaviours indicating ADHD in girls may not be what you expect.
Values are key to a nation’s success and the happiness of its citizens. Those associated with femininity, in particular, make for a happier country. (Shutterstock)

A recipe for a successful nation

What makes for a thriving nation and happy citizens? Values. A nation's institutions need people with supporting underlying values to perform at their best.
Ovidie is a French feminist who published a book about the ignorance of pornography. Her documentary Pornocracy is an exploration of porn’s multinational corporations and their exploitation of performers. (Courtesy of Pornocracy)

Porn not to blame for public health issues

Both the U.S. and the U.K. have blamed porn for a wide range of medical and social ailments. But a recent Canadian report suggests there's no credible evidence of this co-relation.
New census data gives insight into Canada’s immigrant population, including how English language proficiency can impact wages. Here, a group of new Canadians take part in a citizenship ceremony in Ottawa in September. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

Closing the immigrant wage gap: Is speaking English important?

New census data provides a chance to understand why immigrants earn lower wages than Canadians who have been here for many generations. Whether immigrants speak English at home may be a clue.
Actress Alyssa Milano ignited the #MeToo campaign, inspiring millions of women to join her. (Shea Walsh / AP Images for SC Johnson)

#MeToo campaign brings conversation of rape to the mainstream

Women and girls used the #MeToo hashtag more than 12 million times on Facebook in one day in October. It marked the rise of a new feminist consciousness and solidarity.
Social media erupted over a video that showed a group of white girls saying the n-word while singing along to “Gold Digger,” the hit by hip-hop mogul Kanye West. (AP Photo/Brian Kersey)

White people should never rap the n-word: A linguist breaks it down

Last month a video of white girls singing the n-word as they danced to a hip-hop song went viral. Here a linguist breaks down the reasons white people should never use the term.
Gord Downie performs on stage in Toronto, on Friday Oct. 21, 2016. Downie, the poetic lead singer of the Tragically Hip whose determined fight with brain cancer inspired a nation, has died. He was 53. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

‘No dress rehearsal, this is our life:’ Gord Downie and the Canadian conversation

A performance scholar, musician and former classmate of Gord Downie looks at the legendary musician's impact on Canadian culture.
The second annual International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating is an attempt by universities around the world to raise awareness about students who hire others to do their work. (Shutterstock)

Universities unite against the academic black market

Across Canada and around the world, thousands of students are paying cash for good grades - in tests, essays and even PhD theses. On Oct. 18, 2017, universities globally are fighting back.
Almost 10 per cent of Canadian 15-year-olds do not have the science proficiency level required to participate fully in society. (Shutterstock)

Why Canada fails to be an education superpower

Canada's educational performance internationally has remained stagnant over the past decade. Students' science and math proficiency is especially worrying.
There are benefits to sport participation, and it is important for parents to be aware of concussion risks, how to avoid them, and the signs when they may have occurred. (Shutterstock)

How to avoid, recognize and treat concussion in sports

As students return to school and prepare to join sports teams, here's what they and their parents need to know about concussions.
A photo of Stoney Squ-w Mountain in Banff by the Bow River. (Shutterstock)

The S-word: Just stop using it

The word Squ-w has an innocent origin, but its use in English has long been derogatory and racist. Place names which use this word should be changed.
Understanding the source of child anxiety is important. Some fears may be easily soothed; others, such as fears of bullying, may require adult intervention. (Shutterstock)

Back-to-school anxiety? Here are seven simple solutions

As the first days of school approach rapidly, an educational psychologist offers strategies for combating anxiety in children and teens.
President Donald Trump reacts before speaking at a recent rally in Arizona. Trump, a politician who came from the business world, is facing intense criticism about his leadership abilities. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

In the Trump age, is the word ‘leadership’ meaningless?

Is it time to put a moratorium on the meaningless word 'leadership?' In the business world, leadership now often simply means performing mundane managerial duties.
The challenges of making new friends, managing schedules and the hormones of puberty can be overwhelming for new high school students. (Unsplash/Benjamin Voros)

How to help your kids transition to high school

An education psychologist offers tips for parents of new high school kids on everything from navigation to time management.
Jamaica’s Usain Bolt lays on the track after suffering a hamstring injury in the final of the men’s 4x100m relay during the World Athletics Championships in London on Aug. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Usain Bolt and Andre De Grasse: Hamstring injuries explained

Hamstring injuries played a major role at the 2017 world track and field championships. Without proper recovery, a hamstring injury can be career ending for some athletes.
When we send children off to school, we are asking them to leave their secure base and head off into the great unknown. (Shutterstock)

Five steps to prepare your child for kindergarten

Even kids who have attended daycare can find the first days of kindergarten stressful. The good news is that parents can take practical steps this summer, to prepare for the fall transition.
Dozens of studies and numerous reviews have demonstrated the safety of vaccines. (Shutterstock)

Public health at risk when opinion trumps evidence

In an era when opinion often trumps evidence in public health issues, it's time to support and invest in evidence-based medicine to protect the public from dangerous, poorly informed beliefs.
Growing patient demands, paperwork and workplace stress take their toll on health-care providers. (Shutterstock)

Stressed? Running on empty? It’s not compassion fatigue

The myth of compassion fatigue suggests that compassion is a finite resource. The reality is that health-care providers are over-worked and need better institutional support.

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