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MacEwan University

MacEwan University inspires students with a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences. Through learner-centred teaching, the university connects with students to create a unique post-secondary experience that opens up diverse pathways for their achievement and growth.

MacEwan provides a transformative education in a collaborative and supportive environment where creativity and innovation thrive. Faculty focus on teaching, and many are also engaged in ground-breaking, internationally recognized research, scholarly and creative activity that enhances their teaching and the curriculum – and creates opportunities for student involvement in research as well as engagement with community partners.

The university’s six faculties and schools offer more than 65 programs in areas including business, communications, community studies, continuing education, fine arts, healthcare, liberal arts and sciences. With an array of programming including undergraduate degrees, applied degrees, diplomas, certificates, continuing education and corporate training, the university serves more than 14,000 full-time students.

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Les cris de crécelle des écureuils peuvent être une façon d’annoncer leur présence. (Shutterstock)

Entendez-vous les écureuils ? Découvrez ce qu'ils se racontent

L’écureuil roux d’Amérique du Nord émet toute une série de sons, mais son cri de crécelle distinctif sert peut-être davantage à s’identifier qu’à mettre en garde les autres écureuils.
A man walks past the remains of a house of culture following a night air raid in the village of Byshiv, 40 kilometres west of Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday, March 4, 2022. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

We should all be concerned that Putin is trying to destroy Ukrainian culture

Social media has helped draw people’s attention towards the crisis in Ukraine, but consuming richer forms of Ukrainian culture will need to happen in order to sustain that attention.
En raison de leur caractère social et du fait qu’ils partagent 70 % de leur ADN avec les humains, les poissons-zèbres constituent d’excellents cobayes. (Shutterstock)

Des poissons drogués ? Le microdosage de LSD chez le poisson-zèbre montre d’éventuels bienfaits pour les humains

L’intérêt croissant pour les substances psychédéliques a suscité de nouvelles recherches, des décennies après que des hallucinogènes aient été testés en Saskatchewan dans les années 1950.
The weight of the world’s news can be too much. (Shutterstock)

Worn down by bad news? You’re not alone …

If bad or irrelevant news has you considering avoidance, a suggestion: just as we’ve been taught that moderation is the key to so many habits, it’s the same for news.
Men wait in a line to receive cash for food at an initiative organized by the World Food Program (WFP) in Kabul, Afghanistan, in November 2021. The country is faced with harrowing predictions of growing poverty and hunger. (AP Photo/Bram Janssen)

More tragedy in Afghanistan is just beginning after the U.S. withdrawal

As the West contemplates how to engage with the increasingly brutal Taliban government in Afghanistan, the country’s people will suffer enormously.
The swelling affects people’s lives in a multitude of ways. Maggie Steber for The Washington Post via Getty Images

Why it’s hard to end elephantiasis, a debilitating disease spread by mosquitoes

The main sign of the illness is disfiguring swelling followed by peeling of the affected area. In women this swelling mainly affects arms and legs. In men it can cause enlargement of the scrotum.
Chinese paramilitary police stand duty in People’s Square where hundreds of Uighers first started a protest that erupted into rioting in July 2009. Five years later, China started imprisoning Uighers in “re-education hospitals.” (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The ominous metaphors of China’s Uighur concentration camps

The metaphors used to defend the 21st century’s largest system of concentration camps are chillingly similar to Nazi Holocaust-era justifications.
In this March 2019 photo, Central American migrants wait for food in a pen erected by U.S. Customs and Border Protection to process a surge of migrant families and unaccompanied minors in El Paso, Texas. The migrants were then destined for detention centres. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)

Concentration camps have deep roots in liberal democracies

Concentration camps are by no means only synonymous with Nazi terror or totalitarianism. In fact, concentration camps have deep roots in the culture and politics of Anglo-American liberal democracies.
Thousands of copper nails representing thousands of Indigenous children who died in Canada’s residential schools were hammered into the Reconciliation Pole before its raising at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., on April 1, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

This is why most teachers need Indigenous coaches

Many Canadian teachers worry about how to incorporate Indigenous content into the classroom. For one sociology professor, finding Indigenous mentorship was richly rewarding.

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