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Film review: Laurence Anyways

By Salimah Kassamali

The 2012 film Laurence Anyways introduces the raw directing and producing talent of Xavier Dolan. For his third feature film, 23-year-old Dolan has produced a beautifully cast, shot and designed film that sensitively and compassionately portrays a love story unique to our time. Released in May, it was the well-deserved winner of Best Canadian Feature… Continue reading Film review: Laurence Anyways

Women strive for equality in the work place

By Salimah Kassamali

At the University of Calgary, female undergraduate and graduate enrolment exceeds male enrolment by at least 20 per cent. Why is it then that women in Canada earn significantly less than men? Could this be because of gender segregation of jobs, or because of a devaluation of women’s roles? Even with the same academic credentials… Continue reading Women strive for equality in the work place

Improving mental health in Afghanistan

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