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How much will legal pot cost?
Cannabis legalization and how it will affect our governments, our laws, and our way of life

UCalgary researchers explore the social side of cannabis legislation, including policy, legislation, and on-campus life.

Is driving high as bad as driving drunk?
Legalization and what it means for traffic safety

UCalgary researchers study how legalized cannabis could affect our roads and highways, including driving habits with cannabis, impaired driving laws, and a roadside sensor to detect cannabis.

Mental Health UCalgary
Mental health

Finding strengths within

Our researchers are taking strengths-based, empowering approaches to postpartum depression, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Interprovincial trade barriers
Canadians face $100-billion question

Grocery deals. Discounts. Bargain car repairs. Every day, Canadians are looking for ways to deal with a tough economy. Yet they aren’t seeing the cost that takes big bites daily out of the economy.

Childhood Cancer - UCalgary
Family Care

Coping with cancer in children

When a child is diagnosed with cancer, all efforts are directed at caring for the child. But research shows that caring for their families and those around them can be just as important.

Healthy aging
Six ways to age well

Call it the gray wave: according to Statistics Canada, five million Canadians are currently 65 years of age or older, and that number is expected to double in the next 25 years. Our scholars look at ways the growing population of seniors can stay healthy, active and in their own homes.

Staying Safe in Cyberspace - UCalgary
Staying safe

Information is power

From workplace bullying to Internet security to domestic violence, research is leading the way when it comes to tackling common issues of personal security.

What makes us tick at work?

Many of us devote a huge chunk of our lives to work. Justin Weinhardt devotes a huge chunk of his life to studying what makes us work at work – including motivation, decision-making, confidence and corporate training.

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Our Students

Learning in the real world

Our students become valuable contributors to their communities long before they leave university.

Not quite child's play

Early childhood experiences shape children and their lives – and parenting plays a critical role. A look at child development and what parents can do to set their children on a more successful path.

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This chart shows the variations in cannabis-related regulations across Canada. 

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Genocide survivor Régine King finds reconciliation lessons in the aftermath of mass violence

A UCalgary Social Work professor is on a life mission to understand complexity of Rwanda's mass slaughter and make sure it never happens again

An up-close look at protecting our North

A political science researcher joins a Canadian Forces training exercise for some first-hand experience with defending Canada's Arctic sovereignty.

Taking care of canna-business

When the Alberta government went out looking for evidence — cold, hard facts about marijuana that could inform a made-in-Alberta strategy with respect to federal legalization — it came knocking on the door of the O’Brien Institute’s Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Unit.

Rude customers may be lucrative for restaurant servers: study

Witnesses tip more and give higher customer service evaluations when they see fellow customers mistreat servers, UCalgary research shows. 

Infographic: Six ways to energize early childhood

Infographic: Six simple tips for healthy aging

'Molly' and 'Leo' are gentle; 'Kate' and 'Kirk' are sarcastic

The first study to explore sound symbolism using peoples’ first names has revealed that we tend to ascribe certain personality traits to certain names based on how they sound.

Researcher asks: Who is looking at your Facebook photos?

A new app invites Facebook users to relive the experience of looking at photos and videos from the “old” days of photo albums, home movies and slide shows.

Parenting styles, screen time impact childhood smoking rates

A global scientific review finds that good, old-fashioned parenting trumps school intervention programs for effectiveness. 

The whys and wherefores of dishonesty in the workplace

Manipulative personalities — the world is full of them and we’re all bound to encounter such individuals in our lives, the workplace being no exception.

In defence of jealousy, the green-eyed monster

Few human emotions get as bad a rap as jealousy. Ever viewed as a character flaw, a sign of pettiness and weakness, in the extreme it can be damaging, often the root of bullying or crimes of passion. 

Rebuilding Afghanistan's civil service

After decades of war, extremism and occupation, Afghanistan's civil service is in dire need of help. A United Nations fellowship program has been pitching in with leadership and expertise. 


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