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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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An aerial view of pools of brine that slowly evaporate, leaving behind lithium and other minerals, in the SQM mine in the San Pedro de Atacama desert, in northern Chile, on April 18, 2023. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

The importance of critical minerals should not condone their extraction at all costs

The temptation to justify critical minerals mining at all costs is a dangerous fallacy. The social and environmental impacts of poorly mined critical minerals are dire.
Almost every website — both for-profit and not-for-profit — commodifies user data. (Shutterstock)

To protect user privacy online, governments need to reconsider their use of opt-in policies

New research shows that opt-in policies may not be as effective as intended when it comes to data protection and privacy regulations.
Stereotypes often mean people with disabilities are told to wait and delay their engagement in any romantic or sexual experiences. (Shutterstock)

Showing love on Valentine’s Day by embracing disability

Individuals with disabilities frequently confront stereotypes that limit their opportunities to form intimate relationships and have sex.
There is an urgent need to start a conversation with Canadians to improve awareness of women’s heart health.

It’s time for a heart-to-heart about women’s cardiovascular health, unique risk factors and symptoms

It’s important for women to not only be aware of their risk for heart disease, but also how they can be proactive and make informed decisions regarding their heart health at all stages of life.
Les parents atteints de TDAH peuvent rencontrer des défis, mais ils ont aussi des avantages lorsqu'ils éduquent des enfants eux-mêmes atteints de ce trouble. (Shutterstock)

Sept conseils pratiques pour les parents vivant avec un TDAH

Être un parent atteint d’un TDAH présente des défis uniques, mais aussi des atouts. En utilisant des stratégies et en recherchant des ressources, les parents peuvent créer un environnement harmonieux.
Employers can address qualification inflation by implementing skill-based recruitment and selection practices. (Shutterstock)

Employers should use skill-based hiring to find hidden talent and address labour challenges

Job listings now often demand that applicants have degrees and experiences that were previously unnecessary, with some job requirements even surpassing the qualifications of current employees.
Kids can gain developmental or social benefits from extracurricular activities, but time for free play, relaxing and family bonding also matter for individual and family wellness. Girls playing street hockey in Victoria, B.C., in May 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Active or overscheduled kids? How parents can consider benefits and risks of extracurricular activities

Researchers with expertise in parent-child relationships and child development offer 5 tips about how parents or caregivers can find a balance between children’s structured and unstructured time.
Parents with ADHD may have challenges, but also strengths, particularly when their child also has ADHD. In these families, parents may have more empathy and tolerance for their child’s difficulties and may be able to play more effectively with their child. (Shutterstock)

Parenting with ADHD: 7 practical tips for success

Parenting with ADHD presents unique challenges but also strengths. By using strategies for managing ADHD, and seeking resources when needed, parents can create a positive and fulfilling family life.
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a ceremony to present medals at the St. George Hall of the Grand Kremlin Palace, in Moscow, Russia, Dec. 8, 2023. (Sergei Guneyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Why Russians still support Vladimir Putin and the war in Ukraine

Polls suggest many Russians remain supportive of Putin and the war in Ukraine. Economic realities and western double standards likely play a big role.
Sexual extortion occurs when an individual is coerced, deceived or pressured into having their sexual or nude photos or videos released online unless they provide money or additional sexual images. (Shutterstock)

Protecting kids online: A guide for parents on conversations about ‘sextortion’

The tragic case of a 12-year-old boy who experienced sextortion highlights the importance of practical advice for parents on having conversations about sex, sextortion and healthy device habits.
Universities are ideal spaces to forge co-operation across research fields, an imperative of developing responsible AI. (Shutterstock)

Why student experiments with Generative AI matter for our collective learning

Learning about Generative AI should include supporting collaborative interdisciplinary research and writing ethical prompts to help discover what it can do.
The modern workplace is no stranger to political tensions, differing viewpoints and interpersonal conflicts. (Shutterstock)

Workplace tensions: How and when bystanders can make a difference

The essence of bystander intervention is not just about stopping a negative act, but also about fostering an environment where respect, growth and collaboration thrive.
A decomissioned pumpjack near Cremona, Alta. Signifficant liabilities for cleaning up abandoned sites represents a regulatory failure and financial burden for all Canadians. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

How secrecy and regulatory capture drove Alberta’s oil and gas liability crisis

Decades of secrecy and industry influence in Alberta have created a crisis of liability in abandoned oil infrastructure which only a serious course correction can hope to fix.
A child’s sense of attachment with parents or caregivers is formed from the consolidation of a series of interactions and responses during the child’s first year of life (and beyond). (Shutterstock)

How children’s secure attachment sets the stage for positive well-being

Parents or caregivers who a child can return to in times of distress to receive comfort or protection provide a secure base for the child from which they feel safe to explore the world.

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