Questions remain over Rutherford Scholarship delay last August

For first year post-secondary students in Alberta, applying for the Rutherford Scholarship — worth up to $2,500 — is almost a no-brainer. In 2018, 19,024 students received the award, totaling more than $39 million. Applications typically open Aug. 1, but…

Universities over-budget; need to freeze travel, hiring, hosting: Alberta government

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 16, 2020 1:13 pm Updated January 16, 2020 1:14 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Alberta’s advanced education minister says post-secondary schools are going…

Edmonton bus driver fired after student left on bus during frigid cold Monday afternoon

A school bus driver in Edmonton has been fired after a 13-year-old boy was left on his school bus Monday afternoon as temperatures dipped well into the low -20s. Cash McGuire, 13, said he was watching a movie with his…

Wolf Creek Public Schools closed due to cold, but diploma exams still going ahead

As temperatures dip to the -30 C to -40 C range across central Alberta on Tuesday, one school division has cancelled all classes on Tuesday except for Grade 12 diploma exams. Wolf Creek Public Schools covers a stretch of central…

‘The first reaction was disbelief’: Calgary researchers discover magnetic structure in Milky Way galaxy

It’s a discovery of cosmic proportions: a never-before-seen look into the magnetic structure of the Milky Way galaxy. The celestial breakthrough was made by two University of Calgary students, Russell Shanahan and Stephen Lemmer, who at first thought their findings…

University endowment fund being created in memory of Edmonton victims of Iran plane crash

Edmonton’s Iranian community continues to feel an outpouring of support in the wake of the plane crash in Iran that claimed the lives of more than a dozen locals. As plans for a public memorial service come together, the University…

Edmonton Public Schools could add more PD days to save money: report

As the Edmonton Public School Board continues to search for cost-cutting measures following the provincial budget last fall, one idea being considered is adding more professional development days. At the Nov. 26 school board meeting, school administration was asked to…

Pro-life group wins appeal against $17,500 protest security fee at U of A

A pro-life group has won an appeal in Alberta’s highest court, against a University of Alberta security fee that the school had implemented following a controversial protest in 2015. Related News The decision comes after more than four years of…

Selfies scratch social approval itch for narcissists: U of A psych prof’s study

Posting selfies online might just be the perfect tool for narcissists to get social approval — and a method that is actually on the healthier side of things. University of Alberta psychologist Kyle Nash was curious about the selfie trend,…