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U of C leads groundbreaking research

By Emily Ng

New clinical trials led by University of Calgary researchers find promising results in clinical trials using a drug that may reduce brain damage caused by strokes.
 The findings state that NA-1, a neuroprotectant drug, will help protect the human brain from damage caused by strokes.
 The research, Evaluating Neuroprotection in Aneurysm Coiling Therapy, was led… Continue reading U of C leads groundbreaking research

Cooking up a connection

By Emily Macphail

University students are often too busy to cook a simple homemade meal and are unknowledgeable about the food they eat. The Communal Table Project at the University of Calgary, which began this fall, is an initiative to educate students about community and the importance of healthy eating. The project will host monthly cooking sessions where… Continue reading Cooking up a connection

Engineering competition comes to the U of C

By Emily Macphail

Showcasing innovative research from around the world, the Institution of 
Engineering and Technology will be holding its regional final for the Present Around the World competition at the University of Calgary — the first time a regional final has been held in Western Canada. Organized by the IET, the PATW is a presentation competition involving… Continue reading Engineering competition comes to the U of C

Virtual human revolutionizes learning

By Emily Ng

Medical students at the University of Calgary have a new virtual tool to help with their studies. Researchers have developed a virtual human named LINDSAY that will give students a three-dimensional anatomical view of the human body to compliment textbook learning. The tool was named after U of C medical student Lindsay Leigh Kimmett who… Continue reading Virtual human revolutionizes learning

No trash challenge at the U of C

By Emily Macphail

In March 2012, the University of Calgary’s sustainability coordinator Justin Brown challenged his co-workers to a month-long challenge to produce the least amount of waste possible. Brown decided to bring the clean bin challenge to the university after watching the documentary produced by Jen Rustemeyer and Grant Baldwin, who began a year-long challenge to buy… Continue reading No trash challenge at the U of C

Peer mentoring improves student learning

By Emily Macphail

In 2005, University of Calgary professor of communications Tania Smith began a program designed to enhance classroom learning. This initiative was the peer mentoring program. Smith said the idea for the program came easily. “Peer mentoring itself is natural and the formal structure boosts it — you’re learning at the same time as you’re practicing.”… Continue reading Peer mentoring improves student learning

New therapy for hard to cure eating disorders

By Emily Macphail

Although therapies for eating disorders have shown some progress over the last 20 years, none in particular has been overwhelmingly successful. Faculty of education graduate student Reana Saraceni is doing her best to change this.Saraceni is currently running a study looking at the effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for women with eating disorders, which… Continue reading New therapy for hard to cure eating disorders

Update on Health Sciences flooding

By Emily Macphail

Snow days may be a rarity in Calgary, but weather-related class cancellations do occur. On March 2, the Health Sciences Centre, including the O’Brien Centre for the bachelor of health sciences, received significant water damage as a result of flooding after several pipes in the building burst. The cause is being investigated, but is thought… Continue reading Update on Health Sciences flooding