Tag: Education

  • AHS Weekly Wellness News: Back to School Health Checklist

    AHS Weekly Wellness News: Back to School Health Checklist

    It’s that time of year again. Store shelves are stacked with back-to-school supplies and racks of summer clothes are being replaced with sweaters and long pants. Getting your child ready for the new school year includes stocking up on notebooks, binders and pencils, but there’s more to making the most of the year ahead: taking […]

  • Get E-Smart About Student Finances

    Get E-Smart About Student Finances

    Some students get a crash course in timely and effective money management when they start post-secondary school and have real-world expenses like rent, utilities, and groceries for the first time. According to a recent student finances poll, more than three quarters of students wished they knew more about managing money when they started school, and […]

  • New Non-Browning Apple Makes a Healthy School Snack

    New Non-Browning Apple Makes a Healthy School Snack

    Everyone knows the old saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” A longtime healthy snack favourite for kids and adults alike, apples suffer from one major challenge — they turn brown when cut, bitten or bruised, leaving them unappealing and often uneaten. This makes apples one of the most wasted foods, with about […]

  • 3 Extra-Curricular Fundraising Tips for Parents

    3 Extra-Curricular Fundraising Tips for Parents

    September means back to school for families across Canada, and new and exciting extra-curricular activities for kids. Unfortunately, the fundraising landscape for schools is tough and securing the cash to keep programs going is not always straightforward. But there are ways you can help. “Parents are a fantastic resource when it comes to supporting fundraising […]

  • The Rodeo May Be Over But the Research Continues

    The Rodeo May Be Over But the Research Continues

    Vet Med students go behind the chutes at the Calgary Stampede By Fabian Mayer As far as summer jobs go, Teryn Gilmet and Nita Hynes found themselves pretty good ones. The two second-year University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM) students worked behind the chutes at the 2016 Calgary Stampede doing animal welfare research […]

  • Safety Tips for your Commute to Work or School

    Safety Tips for your Commute to Work or School

    There are several dangers that drivers and pedestrians need to look out for on their daily commute. From distracted drivers, to construction, to other road and sidewalk users, there are many factors that can lead to accidents. While your trip to work or school may seem routine, motorists and pedestrians should take special care at […]

  • Vision Care is the Secret for Back-to-School Success

    Vision Care is the Secret for Back-to-School Success

    Back-to-school is often a hectic time for most parents as they scramble to check everything off their to-do lists. But even though vision is key to a child’s success at school, many parents forget to include eye exams in their late-summer prep. If you’re one of these parents, it’s important to get your little scholar’s […]

  • Homeless Hub: Upstream Prevention

    Homeless Hub: Upstream Prevention

    By Melanie Redman A Way Home I recently heard a young person with lived experience of homelessness offering recommendations to A Way Home Americaand senior policy makers. He said that funding more services and supports for youth experiencing homelessness is great, but it’s not good enough. He talked about the damage to his life caused by […]

  • MRU Prof Creating Buzz Over Native Bees

    MRU Prof Creating Buzz Over Native Bees

    By Bryan Weismiller When it comes to black-and-gold critters, honey bees are often hailed as queens of the monarchy. Whether emblazoned on the front of cereal boxes or featured in Hollywood flicks, the honey-makers tend to catch some seriously sweet attention. One Mount Royal University ecologist is feeling stung by all of the hype over […]

  • Alberta Celebrates UN International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

    Alberta Celebrates UN International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

    The Ministers of Indigenous Relations and Education have issued the following statements to mark the United Nations International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (August 9), which is focused this year on Indigenous peoples’ right to education. “This year, the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples calls for collective attention to education. Young Indigenous people […]

  • Cross-Border Learning Supports Leadership Development

    Cross-Border Learning Supports Leadership Development

    Cameron Westhead, MLA for Banff-Cochrane, will attend a leadership program at the Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development (BILLD) Aug. 12-16 in Madison, Wis. The program is supported by the Council of State Governments (CSG) Midwest and is offered to new lawmakers among member jurisdictions. CSG Midwest is a regional forum bringing together legislators and […]

  • When to Upgrade your Tablet

    When to Upgrade your Tablet

    A tech favourite for those young and old alike, tablets are a lighter, bag-friendly option for playing apps, reading books and news, watching videos, and surfing the web. They’re also great for students and others who are on the go and offer many of the same features you would find on a laptop while providing […]

  • Top 5 Back-to-School Health Essentials

    Top 5 Back-to-School Health Essentials

    With children across the country gearing up to begin another year of school, what better time to explore some ideas to help ensure your child gets off to a healthy and happy start? Here are the top five back-to-school health tips to consider. 1. Set bedtimes. It’s essential for kids (and adults) to get a […]

  • Having it all Five Years after Graduation?

    Having it all Five Years after Graduation?

    RBC poll reveals gap in students’ expectations on key life moments 1st year and 4th year students voice their greater expectations on earning their first $100K, settling down and having kids TORONTO /CNW/ – The majority of students expect to achieve several key life moments – own first car, draw a great salary, pay off student debt, […]

  • 1 in 2 Canadians Admit they were Unprepared to Manage Finances Heading into University

    1 in 2 Canadians Admit they were Unprepared to Manage Finances Heading into University

    Students help increase financial literacy across Canada through Enactus and the Capital One Financial Education Challenge TORONTO /CNW/ – Post-secondary students may be prepared for their required curriculum this fall, but a recent Capital One Canada Financial Education study suggests that many could be blindsided by a crash course in money management. Forty-six per cent of Canadians […]