Engaging young students in math

Canadian Oil Sands Limited, an investment company, has recently launched Math Minds, an initiative aimed at making math more accessible to elementary students. By creating a network where teachers can share the latest research in math education, instruction and strategies for student learning, Math Minds hopes to strengthen teachers’ understanding of math instruction. 
 The… Continue reading Engaging young students in math

Improving mental health in Afghanistan

University of Calgary professors have been given a grant to improve mental health care in Afghanistan. The funding was provided through Grand Challenges Canada, an organization that funds research and innovative projects in the developing world.
 Faculty of medicine professors Richard Scott, Scott Patten and Mone Palacios will be leading the project. The research will… Continue reading Improving mental health in Afghanistan

Self-sustaining citizens

University of Calgary social work assistant professor Carmen Logie has been leading an initiative in Haiti to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases and educate women on mental health and social work.
 Haiti is the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere and has the highest rate of HIV per capita. According to Logie, the… Continue reading Self-sustaining citizens

Conservatives win Calgary Centre

Conservative candidate Joan Crockatt won the Calgary Centre by-election on Nov. 26, defeating Liberal candidate Harvey Locke by just over a thousand votes. The win was a close, three-way race between the Conservative, Liberal and Green candidates in a district that has consistently voted conservative since its creation in 1966. 
 Crockatt received 36.9 per… Continue reading Conservatives win Calgary Centre

Undergrads get research recognition

The University of Calgary’s seventh annual Undergraduate Research Symposium is giving 84 students a chance to showcase their research to the campus community. Over $20,000 is available to be won by undergraduates from all faculties on Nov. 29 in MacEwan Hall.
 Students’ Union vice-president academic Kenya-Jade Pinto said the URS has a diverse range of… Continue reading Undergrads get research recognition

The Champions League for dummies

The battle among nations for Europe’s most coveted prize is the Champions League cup of the Union of European Football Associations. The Champions League trophy is everything that a football player wishes for when they are playing in the park. The tournament takes place each year among Europe’s elite clubs in leagues across 52 countries.… Continue reading The Champions League for dummies

Soccer recruiting: the nature of the game

Anyone who has been fortunate enough to watch FC Barcelona on the soccer pitch would likely be enchanted by effortless passing plays and tactical attacks. While marveling at the seemingly inherent chemistry between players like Lionel Messi and Cesc Fabregas, it is clear that these men have played together since they were kids.
 While some… Continue reading Soccer recruiting: the nature of the game

Wickenheiser leading Dinos to another solid season

On Nov. 22 and Nov. 23, the Dinos were able to win back-to-back games against the Mount Royal University Cougars. These wins improved the Dinos’s Canada West conference record to 11–3 — good enough for a second-place ranking in Canadian Interuniversity Sport. 
 These wins are another step in the right direction for bringing the… Continue reading Wickenheiser leading Dinos to another solid season