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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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A grizzly bear eats ripe buffaloberry fruit in the Bow Valley of Alberta. Shifts in the timing of buffaloberry development in the Rocky Mountains will change the behaviour of grizzly bears, and could threaten reproductive rates in this vulnerable population. Alex P. Taylor

Alberta grizzly bears will feel the effects of climate change

As warming temperatures shift the availability of key food sources, Alberta's grizzly bears will be forced to adjust.
In this April 2013 file photo, Bangladeshi rescue workers search for victims amid the rubble of a collapsed building in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh. A new study shows a gender gap in how female and male business students viewed the role that business played in the disaster. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

How current and future business executives link sustainability and global strife

In a recent survey, Alberta business students believed that sustainability should be embedded in business education. That could signal a shift in views on the integration of profit, planet and people.
Supporters wave signs during an anti-carbon tax rally in Calgary in October 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Why Alberta would be foolish to abandon carbon policy

Given Alberta's innovative spirit and its emissions-reducing results, is this a time for the province to turn its back on carbon policy and tarnish its reputation in a world transitioning to lower carbon?
Bubble-wrapping children doesn’t work. They need to experience mild adversity, to know how to overcome it when they inevitably face it in life. (Shutterstock)

From playground risks to college admissions: Failure helps build kids’ resilience

Paying to get your kids into prestigious universities is an example of a 'bulldozer parenting' trend, which reduces exposure to failure and can lead to mental health difficulties.
The evidence shows that vaping is creating a generation of nicotine-addicted youth, who start with e-cigarettes and move on to smoke tobacco products. (Unsplash/Andrew Haimerl)

Vaping is an urgent threat to public health

Vaping devices were designed as a clean way of delivering nicotine, to help people stop smoking tobacco. Now, with gummy bear flavours and celebrity endorsements, they are a serious public health problem.
Une nouvelle étude révèle que des niveaux élevés de temps d’écran à deux et trois ans prédisent de moins bons résultats chez l’enfant à trois et cinq ans, respectivement. Shutterstock

Le temps d’écran compromet le développement chez l’enfant, affirme une nouvelle recherche

Une nouvelle étude révèle que des niveaux élevés de temps d’écran à deux et trois ans prédisent de moins bons résultats chez l’enfant à trois et cinq ans, respectivement.
New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (11) and Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Uchenna Nwosu (42) collide during an NFL divisional playoff football game, Jan. 13, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Super Bowl: Why you don’t need an MRI to detect concussion

A standard clinical MRI is not sensitive to the distributed and microscopic injuries in a concussed brain. But new discoveries are in the pipeline.
Des relations amoureuses à la recherche d'emplois, les gens en surpoids connaissent moins de succès. Shutterstock

Stigmatiser les gros, c'est mauvais pour tout le monde!

Les commentaires désobligeants sur les gros ne sont pas seulement blessants, mais ils sont aussi dangereux. Ils entraînent des conséquences sur le plan social, et sur la santé.
In this image taken from video footage run by China’s CCTV, Canadian Robert Lloyd Schellenberg attends his retrial in northeastern China. A Chinese court has sentenced him to death in a sudden retrial in a drug smuggling case that is escalating tensions between the countries over the Canadian arrest of a top Chinese technology executive. (CCTV via AP)

It’s time for Canada and China to tone down the rhetoric

Now is the time to give China the chance to show that while the Chinese justice system can mete out punishment, it can also exercise compassion and could spare the life of a Canadian drug smuggler.
Parenting win: Your children leave home and say, ‘I loved family time when I was little. Every Friday night was dinner and games.’ Shutterstock

Boost kids’ skills and memories with weekly game night

A regular family ritual like a dinner and games night contributes to the rhythm and predictability of life and becomes part of a family's unique DNA.
Catholic pronouncements about LGBTQ people can be summarized as, “It’s OK to be gay - Just don’t act on it,” a position some Catholics reject. Shutterstock

Homophobia in the hallways: LGBTQ people at risk in Catholic schools

Using Catholic doctrine to fire LGBTQ teachers and discriminate against queer students in Catholic schools violates the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Deep acting at work could be a protective factor for employees in challenging situations, but it can also take a toll and lead to burnout.

Let go of toxic workplace ‘emotional labour’ in 2019

To protect employees from burnout, organizations should recognize which emotions are expected to be managed as a part of the job, and what situations generate emotional labour.

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