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Naomi Klein shocks Calgary

By Andrew Kuzma

Sold out days before the event, Naomi Klein took to the stage Mon. night to an impressively jam-packed Knox United Church for a pre-WordFest appearance. From the large projector screen hanging in the background to the merch table beside the stage, the buzzing venue looked more like a rock concert than a presentation for her… Continue reading Naomi Klein shocks Calgary

And, the next Alberta premier is…

By Interviews by Sara Hanson, Andrew Kuzma and Emily Senger.

The next leader of the Alberta Progressive Conservative Party–and the premier of Alberta– will be decided upon at the Tory party convention Sat., Nov. 25. With much of the last few months’ debate focusing on healthcare and the environment, post-secondary education got lost along the way. To give students an idea of their new premier’s… Continue reading And, the next Alberta premier is…

Designing downtown

By Andrew Kuzma

What will the city of Calgary look like 100 years from now? Four prominent Calgarians discussed what the future might hold for our growing city during last week’s Alberta Global Forum Hot Topics, co-hosted by the University of Calgary’s faculty of communication and culture and the Glenbow Museum. The discussion centered largely on imagineCALGARY–a city-led,… Continue reading Designing downtown

Bra helps heart surgery patients recover

By Andrew Kuzma

A specialized compression bra developed by a team of University of Calgary researchers will help women recover from heart surgery. Wearing the supportive undergarment immediately after heart surgery significantly reduces women’s breast pain, according to a national clinical trial led by Dr. Kathryn King, a U of C professor and heritage population health investigator. “Women… Continue reading Bra helps heart surgery patients recover

Online Exclusive: New exhibit ponders role of clothing in Muslim societies

By Andrew Kuzma

An enlightening exhibition that has been traveling the world opened this month at the University of Calgary.“Dress codes and modes–Women’s Dress in some Muslim Countries and Communities” is set up in the main gallery in the faculty of environmental design. The cultural exposé was created by Women Living Under Muslim Laws, an international organization working… Continue reading Online Exclusive: New exhibit ponders role of clothing in Muslim societies

Online Exclusive: iCulture with Dr. Kathleen Scherf

By Andrew Kuzma

Welcome to the age of ego-casting, where information is available when and where you want it, and the best part: you never have to hear anything with which you disagree. On Tues. Sept. 26, Communications and Culture Dean Dr. Kathleen Scherf spoke about the revolutionary iPod and some of its cultural impacts as a part… Continue reading Online Exclusive: iCulture with Dr. Kathleen Scherf

Fine arts get finer

By Andrew Kuzma

The often-neglected faculty of fine arts received a new lab last week. Located on the sixth floor of the Art Parkade, the new Integrated Arts Media Lab was officially opened Tues. Sept. 12 and was enjoyed by a large reception of students and faculty. Media company NBC Universal Canada donated $100,000 to the FFA last… Continue reading Fine arts get finer