University of Calgary

These Politicians Are Spreading New ‘Reefer Madness’ Myths

Quebec’s Public Health Minister thinks weed is laced with fentanyl and is scared her grandchildren will start eating cannabis plants.<p>Yesterday, VICE published a piece calling out Quebec for unrolling the strictest proposed cannabis regulations in the country thus far.<p>To recap: Quebec is only …

Cannabis

Bell: Calgary Olympics hide-and-seek

Nothing changes at Calgary’s city hall.<p>Why would it?<p>After all, Nenshi and the old gang are still around. Everyone who wanted to be re-elected got …

Bon Appetit

Ottawa to withhold funds for Calgary Olympic bid until it sees detailed plan

The federal government is demanding Calgary quickly present details – including solid business arguments – tied to the city's 2026 Winter Olympic intentions if it expects Ottawa to chip in millions of dollars to help finance the bidding process early in the new year.<p>Kent Hehr, the federal Minister …

Canada

14 signs your daughter may have ADHD

Photo: iStockphoto<p>When asked to describe a typical child with <b>attention deficit hyperactivity disorder</b> (ADHD), most people would describe a young boy …

ADHD

Do no harm? Wisdom of annual checkups questioned by Calgary doctor

Overdoing a good thing can cause more harm than good, U of C prof says of fresh research<p>For most healthy Canadians, seeing your family doctor once a …

Medicine

Processed food industry hasn’t met Health Canada targets to lower sodium in products

The processed food industry has not met the targets set by Ottawa to reduce sodium in products, despite mounting concerns about the risks of excessive intake to health.<p>Five years ago, Health Canada asked the industry to meet voluntary targets by the end of last year, in the hope of bringing the …

Nutrition

How to talk with your kids about cannabis use after legalization

'The earlier you start [using] the more likely it is that there's problems going on,' expert says<p>Talking to kids about drugs may get a little foggier …

Cannabis

Cougars capture women's title at Cougar Invitational

The University of Regina men's and women's wrestling teams hosted the 2017 Cougar Invitational at the Centre for Kinesiology, Health & Sport on the …

Canadian University Sports

Calgary moves to next step on possible Olympics bid

Calgary will continue to look at a bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics.<p>City councillors voted in favour of an additional $2 million to further examine …

Naheed Nenshi

Community capitalism: A path to prosperity for First Nations

We hear lots of bad news about Indigenous people in Canada, but we should not overlook the success stories. One such piece of good news is that community capitalism is flowering among First Nations who are employing their collective assets – reserve lands and the right to be consulted on the use of …

Canada

Calgary eyes multicity bid for Olympics that could include Edmonton and Whistler

Calgary officials want to examine whether sporting venues outside the city could be used to host part of the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in an effort to reduce costs associated with the global event, an idea that opens the door for places such as Edmonton and Whistler to be part of the international …

Winter Olympics

Council vote on $2 million bid boost could scuttle Calgary’s Olympic ambitions

Debate over whether to invest another $2 million to keep exploring the value of a 2026 Winter Olympics bid in Calgary is expected to be heated and …

Canadian News

'It's crazy fun': U of C librarian fired up as massive EMI music collection arrives in Calgary

'It’s probably the most exciting collection I’ll ever work with'<p>A University of Calgary librarian can't hide her excitement over a massive music …

Pink Floyd

Do Nike's New Marathon Shoes Make You Faster? A Nike-Funded Study Says Yes.

Eliud Kipchoge, the world's best marathon runner, runs in Nike shoes. But do his shoes help him run faster?<p>You'll be shocked—shocked!—to learn that …

Research

University District has 'everything at your fingertips'

When Brenda Field saw the plan for a mixed-use community taking shape in an established end of northwest Calgary, she was struck by its uncommon …

Real Estate

Roberts leads Dinos to 1-0 win and sweep of Cougars

Next Game:<p>Manitoba<p>11/24/2017 - 7:00 PM<p>REGINA – For the second-straight game the University of Calgary Dinos scored and then played solid defence as …

Canadian University Sports

Hosting Olympics in Calgary could threaten Canadian economy, report says

Hosting the 2026 Winter Olympic Games in Calgary could damage Canada's economy and might not even create any jobs, says an independent report commissioned by municipal bureaucrats that has not been made public.<p>The report, prepared by a University of Calgary economics professor, undercuts Olympic …

Canada

Opinion: Investing in pure research is unpredictable but essential

Where will the next important research breakthrough come from? How will it revolutionize the way we live? It is impossible to predict. We can only be …

Canadian News

Corbella: Death of another iconic restaurant a sign of bad times in Calgary

Another iconic downtown Calgary restaurant is closing its doors and in so doing is opening a wider window into understanding just how tough things …

Canadian News

Bobcats bounced by Dinos

Next Game:<p>University of Calgary<p>11/18/2017 - 7:00:00 PM<p><b>BRANDON –</b> The Bobcats dropped a 92-70 decision to the fourth-ranked Calgary Dinos on Friday …

Canadian University Sports

Moffatt powers Dinos past Huskies

Next Game:<p>Saskatchewan<p>11/18/2017 - 4:00 PM<p>CALGARY –Jaylynn Moffattled the way with 10 kills as the University of Calgary Dinos got past the …

Canadian University Sports

Early woes don't slow down Bobcats

Next Game:<p>University of Calgary<p>11/18/2017 - 5:00:00 PM<p><b>BRANDON</b> – It wasn't the start the they drew up, but they'll be more than happy with the finish …

Canadian University Sports

U of C resets its relationship with First Nations communities

The University of Calgary says it’s embarking on a new relationship with Indigenous people that will include recruiting more First Nations …

Canadian News

U of C reveals new Indigenous strategy

University and Indigenous officials have unveiled their new plan to incorporate Indigenous culture into the school’s lifestyle<p>After almost two years …

Ecology

Politics This Morning: Singh takes cross-country tour to Edmonton; Sajjan out east for Halifax International Security Forum; University of Calgary's School of Public Policy holds trade symposium in Ottawa

Good Friday morning,<p>New NDP Leader <b>Jagmeet Singh</b> is continuing his cross-country tour with a visit to Edmonton, as he looks to bolster his national …

Canada

Alberta World Cup Launches Cross-Country Ski Training Centre in Calgary

November 16, 2017 (Canmore, AB) – Bridging the gap between high performance sport and higher learning, the Alpine Insurance Alberta World Cup Academy …

Nordic Skiing

PayPal ordered to disclose business account information to CRA

CALGARY – The records of Canadians who use PayPal business accounts to make and receive payments will soon be in the hands of the federal …

Canada Revenue Agency

Trudeau’s Supreme Court pick tangled in race, gender politics

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is facing the politics of gender, race, language and region as he prepares to make his second appointment to the Supreme Court of Canada.<p>Mr. Trudeau has invited applications from bilingual candidates from the West and the North to fill the position being vacated by …

Canada

In BC’s Economy, Real Estate Is Now Bigger Than Oil in Alberta

It says more about Alberta than BC, and it's young people who are taking the hit.<p>It’s no wonder British Columbia’s government took so long to intervene in Vancouver’s overheated real estate market last year. Thanks to new data released by Statistics Canada last week, we now know that real estate …

Real Estate

More than a numbers game: New technique gauges microbial communities by biomass

A new technique devised by researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of Calgary provides a more in-depth look at the …

Research