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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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Whooping cranes, a critically endangered species, breed in one location, a wetland in Wood Buffalo National Park. Yet a federal-provincial review panel has approved an oilsands mine that could kill some of the birds. (Shutterstock)

Energy development wins when it’s pitted against endangered species

Are our brains wired to favour growth over environmentally rational decisions?
Occasional voters don’t respond well to guilt trips when organizations try to encourage them to cast ballots. Research suggests other methods are more successful. Unsplash

How to encourage the occasional voter to cast a ballot

Encouraging people to vote involves changing the discourse. Guilt trips are ineffective.
Friendliness to newcomers is not translating into friendship in schools, finds one study. Here, a youth receives her Certificate of Citizenship from Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen and Citizenship Judge Marie Senecal-Tremblay on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on April 17, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Newcomers and Canadian high school students are friendly, but not friends

How to support students from diverse backgrounds to appreciate the inherent value of engaging one another in close friendships remains a question for educators.
There are many daily ways math can be relevant to children – from using money to matching or counting cards. (Shutterstock)

Math challenges? A school psychologist could help

Children’s perspectives on math develop at a very young age and have longstanding effects, so it matters that families and teachers promote positive engagement with math skills.
Ultimately, just as in pregnancy, there is no known safe level of alcohol consumption while breastfeeding. (Shutterstock)

Is it safe to drink alcohol while breastfeeding?

Does beer help a new mother's milk come in? Does 'pumping and dumping' allow you to drink and breast-feed? A doctor sorts the evidence from the myth.
Sunflowers and luffa vines — related to cucumber, gourd and squash — are tended by a Community Roots participant and mentor in a Brooklyn school community garden with their instructor (right). (Pieranna Pieroni)

At a New York City garden, students grow their community roots and critical consciousness

Urban gardening is a departure point for learning about land and relationships, as well as food, consumer culture and social activism.
We need many more funded research studies to fully understand exactly how CBD might play a role in the treatment of opioid use disorder. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)

Cannabis: Misinformation about CBD can be life-threatening

There is no evidence yet that cannabidiol (CBD) is effective in treating heroin addiction, despite news headlines claiming this.
Un brouillard de fumée causé par les feux de forêt dans la région envahit Vancouver, en Colombie-Britannique. Il est devenu essentiel de tarifer le carbone. Shutterstock

Les changements climatiques sont un risque pour la santé et les économistes ont la bonne solution

Du coup de chaleur à l'asthme en passant par la maladie de Lyme, le changement climatique pose déjà un risque sérieux pour la santé. Il est essentiel désormais de tarifer le carbone.
Explicitly teaching graduate students project management - a skill set they typically learn through trial and error - could mean better research and employability. (Shutterstock)

How universities can really help PhD grads get jobs

Graduate students have much to offer the non-academic workforce based on critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Universities need to help them articulate these skills for employers.
Although guidelines suggest that developmental delays, including language delays, are ideally diagnosed by age three, most diagnoses don’t occur until age four or five. (Shutterstock)

New research suggests three profiles of communication delays in early childhood

Language milestones matter not as the final word, but as possible signals about where children might be struggling and how they can be best supported to reach their full potential.
Les programmes d'éducation à la sexualité à l'école sont essentiels pour enseigner aux jeunes comment devenir des citoyens numériques responsables et assurer leur sécurité. Shutterstock

Le sextage est lié une vie sexuelle plus active, à la consommation de drogues et à l'anxiété chez les ados

Les jeunes qui s'adonnent au sextage sont quatre fois plus actifs sexuellement, cinq fois plus susceptibles d'avoir eu plusieurs partenaires et deux fois moins enclins à utiliser la contraception.
Pipe for the Trans Mountain pipeline is unloaded in Edson, Alta. on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, as the federal government announced its intention to proceed with the pipeline. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

How the Trans Mountain green light could benefit First Nations

An Indigenous sovereign wealth fund would finance community needs such as housing, health care, sports facilities, scholarships, Indigenous businesses and low-carbon energy -- in perpetuity.
Comprensive sexual education curricula in school are essential – to teach youth how to be responsible digital citizens and to keep them safe. (Shutterstock)

Teenage sexting linked to increased sexual behaviour, drug use and poor mental health

Youth who are sexting are four times more likely to be having sex. They are five times more likely to have had multiple sexual partners and twice as likely not to be using contraception.

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