2012-11-29

    
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<p>Michael Issakidis • Salimah Kassamali • Vani Khurana • Fabian Mayer • Emily Macphail • Dawn Muenchrath • Matthew Parkinson • James Rose • Rhys Sosnowski • Mark Villani • Sean Sullivan • Louie Villanueva • Alicia Ward • Curtis Wolff • Jeremy Woo • Carlie Yeung • • • The Golden Spatula. Ah, the glory. Only so many people can say they have had the good fortune of being chosen for this prestigious award. This week, Salimah Kassamali has proven her might in the battle field, conquering quotations like no other. The Gauntlet recognizes your verbal prowess and your ability to zone in on the true gems of meaningful words.</p>

November 29, 2012
  Undergrads get research recognitionPDF files may take a moment to load

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 topics and research that will be presented on.


November 29, 2012
  Player profile: Tamara JarrettPDF files may take a moment to load

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 11-straight games, eight of which have been against Canada West opponents. 


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November 29, 2012
  Check into the Suburban MotelPDF files may take a moment to load

George F. Walker is a playwright known for placing people in impossibly complicated situations that only get worse, while presenting his characters and their choices in a way that forbids the audience from judging them. In the University of Calgary drama department plays Problem Child and Risk Everything, the characters RJ and Denise are in the midst of a battle with social services to win back their baby, Christine, while dealing with the mysterious intentions of Denise’s mother. 


November 29, 2012
  Stigmatizing the bluesPDF files may take a moment to load

Canadian mental health care is abysmal. On May 8, 2012, Canada’s first-ever national mental health strategy was released by the Mental Health Commission of Canada after five years of research, including consultations with thousands of people. This is a good first step, although long overdue, but Canadians have yet to see the benefits of its release.


November 29, 2012
  Rampant hair loss strikes campusPDF files may take a moment to load

Doctors and scientists alike are baffled at the recent spike in hair loss of University of Calgary students. The praecalvustis epidemic reportedly silently hit the campus in late October, but according to doctors, the disease does not flare up for several weeks.


“Many students could be carriers without knowing it,” said Dr. Frank Bateman, a physician at a walk-in clinic near campus. “The bacteria build up for a few weeks to a month in the cranial system. Once a flare up occurs, there’s no stopping it.”


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November 29, 2012
  Improving mental health in AfghanistanPDF files may take a moment to load

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.


November 29, 2012
  Engaging young students in mathPDF files may take a moment to load

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. 


November 29, 2012
  Self-sustaining citizensPDF files may take a moment to load

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 earthquake that struck Haiti in January 2010 also added to local struggles. The initiative trained eight local women in Leogane, the epicentre of the earthquake, to be community workers.


November 29, 2012
  Conservatives win Calgary CentrePDF files may take a moment to load

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. 


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