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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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The elite women at the starting line of the 2017 Boston Marathon, a 26.2-mile distance competition. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

Boston Marathon: How advertisers target female runners

Women endurance runners are being celebrated in the advertising world yet the ads also create negative sentiments by focusing on 'ideal' running bodies - long, lean and masculine.
New research shows that when mothers who have experienced childhood trauma feel supported by the people around them – such as therapists, physicians, friends and neighbours – their risk of pregnancy complications is substantially reduced. (Shutterstock)

How compassion can triumph over toxic childhood trauma

Childhood trauma impacts women's health and can be passed from parent to child. New research shows that when new mothers feel supported, the risk of pregnancy complications is reduced.
An Indigenous woman holds a sign as thousands of people attend a protest against the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion in Burnaby, B.C., on March 10, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Alberta’s shameful pipeline politics ignores First Nations

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is fighting British Columbia's efforts to stop the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Here's what she's got wrong.
In 2013, the American Psychiatric Association stopped using the clinical term Asperger’s syndrome, grouping the condition with other forms of autism under the term ‘Autism Spectrum Disorder.’ (Shutterstock)

What happened to Asperger’s syndrome?

As awareness of Asperger's syndrome has risen within popular consciousness and culture, it has faded from clinical use.
Some LGBTQ Canadians who travel for work may purchase an extra laptop or cell phone to ensure no personal photos or contacts are on their devices. Bambi Corro/Unsplash

Ensuring equity for LGBTQ Canadians on the road

How do LGBTQ people navigate international business, scholarship or sports competition when traveling to countries hostile to LGBTQ people?
Teen sexting has been on the rise over the last decade as smartphones have become more available; meanwhile teen sex has declined. (Shutterstock)

One in seven teens are ‘sexting,’ says new research

Teen sexting is on the rise. Boys and girls are equally likely to share sexually explicit imagery but girls report feeling more pressure to sext and more judgement about how they do it.
Parents can teach empathy by connecting behaviours to feelings when they talk to their kids, to help them understand cause and effect. (Shutterstock)

Three strategies to promote empathy in children

Empathy in children can be fostered. Researchers offer three strategies for parents and other caregivers to promote a climate of empathy in the home or classroom.
While cervical screening has saved countless lives, we overscreen in Canada. Women don’t need to be screened until the age of 25 for cervical cancer. (Shutterstock)

Doctors must stop misleading women about cervical screening

Medical research suggests cervical cancer screening for women under the age of 25 has little impact. Women should therefore be screened at a later age, and less often.
A Westpac Little Ripper drone helped rescue two teens off the coast of Australia by dropping a flotation device to them. Westpac Little Ripper

Robots to the rescue: Saving lives with unmanned vehicles

Drones and unmanned aerial vehicles are already saving lives in search and rescue operations, but they still need improvements if they're to be widely used in the most dangerous situations.
The technology and rapid pace of critical care in hospital can often erase the patient experience. Opportunities for patient storytelling can transform health care. (Shutterstock)

How patient stories can improve intensive care

When patients, doctors and nurses have the opportunity to share their experiences of hospital intensive care, the resulting dialogue can be transformative.
While improv comedy in the classroom might nurture your child’s stage talent, it’s also a highly effective way of teaching literacy. Pictured here, La Ligue d'Improvisation Montréalaise. (Wikipedia Commons)

Comedy in the classroom? How improv can promote literacy

In the elementary classroom, improv can nurture a collaborative and creative climate in which even reticent kids want to participate.
Haitian-Americans protest Donald Trump’s “shithole countries” remarks as they march in Miami on Jan. 12 to commemorate the eighth anniversary of the Haitian earthquake, (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Data on Canadian immigrants from ‘shithole’ countries might surprise Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump and his apologists might be surprised what the economic data says about immigrants who come to Canada from the so-called “shithole” countries.
Drops of marijuana extract are placed on candy in the kitchen of AmeriCanna Edibles in 2017 in Boulder, Colorado. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Joe Mahoney)

Eating weed gummies at work? Marijuana rules may take a decade to sort out

The promised marijuana legalization date of July 2018 is approaching fast. Many outstanding regulatory issues -- such as online sales and occupational health and safety -- pose urgent challenges.
For many parents, sorting the “normal” quirkiness of childhood behaviour from the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be anxiety provoking. (Shutterstock)

Does my child have autism or is this ‘normal’ behaviour?

Early intervention is key to treating autism, but how is a family to know which quirky childhood behaviours might be symptoms? An educational psychologist explains.
Though Teen Vogue ran its last print edition this fall - pictured here and coedited by Hillary Clinton - the inaugural Teen Vogue Summit is part of the magazine’s shift to a progressive, “woke” digital brand. (@teenvogue/Twitter)

Being woke is profitable: Teen Vogue made waves this year

Though Teen Vogue ran its last print edition this fall, the inaugural Teen Vogue Summit is part of the magazine’s shift to a progressive, “woke” digital brand.
Radon gas is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. Children are most at risk of exposure in homes, especially during the winter months. (Shutterstock)

Have you tested your home for cancer-causing radon gas?

Radon is a radioactive gas that seeps into buildings through foundation cracks. It is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. And it only costs around $60 to test your home.
Even if they are not treated, only about three per cent of men will die of prostate cancer over their lifetime, most in their 70s or 80s. (Shutterstock)

Movember shavedown: Why you should not get your prostate checked

A family physician and public health researcher explains why he isn't getting a prostate cancer test in Movember or at any time in the near future.

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