By Riley Hill
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
By Salimah Kassamali
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
By Michael Grondin
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
By Riley Hill
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
By Michael Grondin
“The Hive”, a club space located beside Stör, will be getting a much-needed renovation next summer to increase space and functionality for the 292 clubs that use it. Consultations with U of C clubs are currently underway to ensure the upgrades meet their needs.
Quality Money will fund the renovation. The proposal was brought forward… Continue reading Club space to receive $38,000 facelift
By Fabian Mayer
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
By Mark Villani
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
By Curtis Wolff
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
By James Rose
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
By Taylor McKee
Embarking on a tough British Columbia road trip from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1, the University of Calgary Dinos basketball team is one of the hottest teams in the entire country. The Dinos currently hold a top-10 Canadian Interuniversity Sport ranking. After losing two of three non-conference games in Nova Scotia, the Dinos have won… Continue reading Player profile: Tamara Jarrett