Party, party, party hard with Andrew W.K.

Andrew W.K. knew he finally hit the big time when he met face-to-face with one of Canada’s most notorious celebrity interviewers — Narduwuar the Human Serviette. Even before the famously nerdy journalist approached him for the interview, W.K. had admired him for years. “I saw his videos in 1997 or ’98 on a VHS copy… Continue reading Party, party, party hard with Andrew W.K.

Editorial: The failing research funding balancing act

Ottawa was invaded last month by thousands of Canadian professors looking to promote change and let the government know they would no longer work for peanuts. In May, the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences met to discuss research funding. The event was an opportunity for academics across Canada to address with politicians the… Continue reading Editorial: The failing research funding balancing act

Student lobbyists glean priorities

Canada’s second-largest student advocacy organization will prioritize access and child-care issues in the next year, following the decision reached at a week-long policy and strategy session at the University of Calgary. Post-secondary institutions students’ unions and associations representatives from across the nation attended the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations policy and strategy conference last week.… Continue reading Student lobbyists glean priorities

Keeping it clean, for our lungs’ sake

In the interest of avoiding a time when air pollution levels make smoking a healthy alternative, Dr. Alex De Visscher and his colleagues are researching innovative clean air technologies at the University of Calgary. Though he noted local air pollution levels are sufficiently low now, especially compared to Vancouver and Toronto, De Visscher said expansion… Continue reading Keeping it clean, for our lungs’ sake