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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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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.
Setting a low age floor for legal access to cannabis could improve drug-use prevention, education, health and safety for youth, research suggests. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

Marijuana age limit should be low - not high

Allowing young people to legally access marijuana will improve cannabis education and use-prevention, and hinder illegal activity.
HMS Terror thrown up by the ice. Engraving after a drawing by Captain George Back, from his 1836-37 Arctic expedition. Captain George Back/Wikimedia Commons , PD-UK

Inuit folklore kept alive story of missing Franklin expedition to north-west passage

On September 6, Canada’s prime minister, Stephen Harper, announced that one of the fabled lost ships of Sir John Franklin’s expedition had been found off Hat Island, south-west of King William Island…
No antibiotic resistant bacteria please - in your pork, beef, chicken, or throat. Dr Graham Beards

Charge fees for farm antibiotics to slow the spread of superbugs

The development of resistant bacteria over the past 50 years stands testament to the power of evolution. While scientists have discovered or created hundreds of antibiotics to kill bacteria, those bacteria…
Vasectomies and abortions require informed consent. Lion Heart Vintage

Gender transition isn’t a whim, so why the mistrust?

When it comes to gender transitions, trans patients are often inappropriately held to higher account when compared to people opting for other kinds of medical care. Standards of care are effectively constructed…
Thanks, we don’t want to know what you have to say. lewishamdreamer

Popular Science is wrong to get rid of online comments

Popular Science has announced that it will be closing online comments on its news stories. Uncivil commenters have an overly negative effect on readers, it claims, with a small number of negative commenters…

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