Researcher searching for bioterrorism vaccine

A University of Calgary microbologist received some more help for his fight against bioterrorism. Dr. Donald Woods and his research team received a $1.7 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for vaccine research for two bacterial organisms, B. mallei and B. pseudomallei, the root causes of glanders and melioidosis. Concerned… Continue reading Researcher searching for bioterrorism vaccine

Editorial: Mental health funding benefits us all

The Calgary Health Region has announced it will cut back plans for a separate mental health ward in the initial phase of construction for the south Calgary hospital and “optimum, state-of-the-art” plans have been slashed. The first phase of the facility was originally scheduled to open in 2011 with 260 beds and a specialized area… Continue reading Editorial: Mental health funding benefits us all

News for the unnewsed: Calgary edition

Nature at the airport A female moose was killed by a police sniper near Deerfoot Trail on Tuesday after attempts to capture it safely failed. After detouring through the Thorncliffe and Huntington Hills neighbourhoods Tuesday morning, the moose started in the direction of airport runways, elevating police concern for human safety. Although lanes of traffic… Continue reading News for the unnewsed: Calgary edition

Child care expands off campus

Having a child is never easy, but finding a daycare for one just became simpler for University of Calgary employees. Administration recently signed a contract with Kids and Company, an Ontario-based company that has daycare centres across the country. They have three locations in Calgary. The university already has two on-campus daycare centres, each with… Continue reading Child care expands off campus

Friendly folksters abound at this yearís Folk Fest

Audience members at the 29th installment of the Calgary Folk Music Festival got a taste of everything the city has to offer this past weekend, including some top-notch cuisine and unpredictable weather. The festival kicked off Thursday with a performance by the Master Musicians of Jajouka, a 1000-year-old group from Morocco specializing in traditional Sufi… Continue reading Friendly folksters abound at this yearís Folk Fest

This blonde has all the fun and all the brains too

The bubbly blonde wears many hats. She is sometimes the unattainable sex symbol, the comedic relief, the butt of jokes or the one who just gets tolerated. Rarely, however, does she get the recognition as the one with wit or charm. Laura Harris’ Pitch Blond explores Judy Holliday’s fight against a government investigation into her… Continue reading This blonde has all the fun and all the brains too

Performance poet takes on the stereotypes

There are a lot of preconceptions surrounding the one-woman performance. Many will sit down expecting a male-bashing escapade, insight into X-rated exploits and talking vaginas, all coated by militant feminist rhetoric. Projects aiming to steer clear of those cliches often get caught in the storm of those notions, leaving them to fight their way out… Continue reading Performance poet takes on the stereotypes