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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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Does adverse weather severely reduce the amount of time drones can be flown safely? (Shutterstock)

The weather’s effects on commercial drones may hinder their widespread use

New research uncovers the impact of weather on the safe operation of common commercial drones.
When children first begin to understand that a speaker doesn’t mean what they say at face value, they may think the speaker is lying. (Shutterstock)

Why it’s difficult for children to understand sarcasm

Understanding sarcasm is related to the ability to recognize the thoughts and emotions of others, to empathize and to consider two things being simultaneously true.
Photos of graduating students are seen on lockers during a graduation ceremony at Magee Secondary School in Vancouver, on June 11, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

5 factors that contribute to students finishing high school

Relationships, inclusivity, anti-racism and flexibility matter. So does offering students learning opportunities, and supporting and following their transitions over time.
A boy sits on a bridge over a man-made channel in the First Nation of Shoal Lake 40, straddling the Manitoba/Ontario border, in June 2015. Until recently, a boil-water advisory had been in place in the community for more than 20 years despite its relative close proximity to Winnipeg. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

Tip of the iceberg: The true state of drinking water advisories in First Nations

The federal government's announcement that boil-water advisories on First Nations won't end until 2023 at the earliest isn't surprising. The true crisis is much greater than widely known.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gives Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland the thumbs up after she delivered the federal budget in the House of Commons. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Federal budget 2021: $18 billion is a step towards closing gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities

Budget 2021 includes significant investment in Indigenous communities. Moving forward, post-pandemic recovery and future budgets need to address systemic inequalities.
De nouvelles preuves permettent de penser que, contrairement à ce que l’on croyait, les femmes chassaient aussi le gros gibier. Shutterstock

Les femmes de la préhistoire chassaient le gros gibier, ce qui remet en question notre vision du rôle des sexes

Avant l’agriculture, la croyance chez les anthropologues voulaient que les hommes chassaient et les femmes cueillaient. Mais de nouvelles preuves suggèrent que ce n’était peut-être pas le cas.
The probability of successfully planning for the future dramatically increases when university leaders appropriately engage faculty and staff to strategize. (Shutterstock)

To ‘future proof’ universities, leaders have to engage faculty to make tough decisions

Strategic planning experts say public universities in developed countries can no longer depend on government funding, and must restructure to reduce costs and increase revenue or face failure.
COVID-19 lockdown measures have been much harder on those with pre-existing anxiety issues or in lower-income demographics. (Unsplash)

COVID-19 has been much harder on those who already had anxiety and financial issues

Canadians who had poor finances and health were more likely to report financial stress across the first several months of the pandemic.
Humans are constantly changing our languages in terms of sounds, words, meanings, and grammar, so much so that it becomes increasingly difficult to understand our own distant relatives across time and space. (Unsplash/Lucrezia Carnelos)

Curious Kids: How are languages formed?

A young reader asks: How are languages formed?
Mathematical literacy can allow us to listen to historically marginalized voices that are less heard yet powerful and strong to analyze interlocking systems of violence and oppression. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez, File)

Power in numbers: Making visible the violence against racialized women

While the mobilization of mathematical literacy can be a powerful tool in the context of social movements, there is also dangers in numerating violence and pain.
The challenges of the pandemic have been especially hard on mothers, who are most likely to shoulder the burden of increased home-schooling and household demands. (Shutterstock)

COVID-19 stress toll is a family affair: 4 ways to support mothers’ mental health

Mothers' well-being is crucial for children to flourish, but maternal mental health has suffered during COVID-19. Successful pandemic recovery for mothers and families depends on four factors.

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