Read More

An Expert’s Take on Affordable Housing and Livable Cities

Housing was acknowledged as a human right in the Canadian National Housing Strategy. Since then, affordability seems to be getting worse. A UCalgary expert, who has studied the issue for decades, provides context for how we got here and why solutions will require sustained policy, planning and design intervention.
School children, students walking into a school building.
Read More

Keeping Diet Culture Out of the Classroom

Diet culture is returning with a vengeance. Or maybe it never went away. A team of researchers say making classrooms “weight-neutral” zones could dramatically improve the physical and mental health of kids and teens.
The Summit 2nd Floor Common Area
Read More

At The Summit, Kids Get Mental Health Treatment and Make a Difference

For the first time, Calgary has a designated centre for young people dealing with mental health issues that is removed from the often-traumatic experience that can come with traditional hospitals and emergency rooms. What’s more, the concept was designed by youths themselves.
Man wearing virtual reality goggles and woman using tablet, old fashioned computer in background.
Read More

What if Instead of Living with Computers, We Lived in a Computer?

It’s a world where physical spaces and objects interact with technology. The computer is not a phone in your pocket or a screen on your desk. It’s all around you. That world is inevitable and researchers at UCalgary’s Programmable Reality Lab are helping to create it.
Read More

Next-Gen Islam

Many young first- and second-generation Canadian Muslims have an entirely different relationship to their religion than do their parents. A fascinating storytelling project illuminates how spirituality, expectations and community are shifting in this country’s youth-driven Islamic culture
Read More

When the Complaints Start Piling Up

An attention-seeking subset of the population has had the power to suck a disproportionate amount of time and resources out of health-care services. A new assessment tool is helping frontline staff diplomatically hold their ground.
Read More

A Lab Paving the Way for Better, Greener Roads

It’s all around us, but few of us pay much attention to the science behind the asphalt that makes up our walkways and roadways. A lab at the University of Calgary pays very close attention to the complexities of what the rest of us take for granted.