The Power Shift | by Erica Woolf

“I think it is right that socially, I am afforded the same respect as men.” This is a quote from Emma Watson’s recent speech on feminism as part of the launch of a new UN campaign called “HeForShe.” The quote itself is not revolutionary; however, Emma was shown that not even she, self-described as one of the most privileged women in history, is afforded this … Continue reading The Power Shift | by Erica Woolf

Analyzing Alberta’s New Cabinet: Twitter Edition | Wanderer Politics

Whether or not you’ve noticed, Alberta’s political landscape has undergone some significant changes in the past week. Well, as significant as a province that hasn’t seen a party change since the early 70’s can expect. Jim Prentice was sworn in as Alberta’s 16th Premier on Tuesday, and along with his appointment came the rather anti-climactic announcement of his cabinet roster. With Prentice dropping hints throughout his entire coronation … Continue reading Analyzing Alberta’s New Cabinet: Twitter Edition | Wanderer Politics

Let’s Talk NanoScience at the University of Alberta by Shakib Rahman

Early on Friday morning, the last day of  reading week, more than a hundred kids wandered through the doors of ETLC and eagerly sat in a lecture hall filling the lower bowl.  They weren’t getting a head start on classes for next week, in fact the students weren’t even in university.  These high school students came to listen to what nanoscience is and how it … Continue reading Let’s Talk NanoScience at the University of Alberta by Shakib Rahman

Bringing Science to Rural Communities: An Interview with Danny Huang of TeamUP Science | By Jenny Lou

As a child, did you ever wonder why? Why the moon waxes and wanes? Why the leaves change colours? Why people get sick? While that curiosity initially ignited a strong desire to learn more about science, school becomes a frustrating struggle. Every day after school, you’re tutored in math and science for two hours. Afterwards, you feel as if you are just starting to understand … Continue reading Bringing Science to Rural Communities: An Interview with Danny Huang of TeamUP Science | By Jenny Lou

What’s in a Question? | By Shakib Rahman

“Mommy, why is the sky blue?” The next time your hear one of those deceptively simple questions that small children have an ample supply of, remember that you were once like that too.  You too had an endless stream of questions about the world around you. It seems that with age comes wisdom and the tendency to ask less and less of these questions. Actually … Continue reading What’s in a Question? | By Shakib Rahman

29 Armstong: Spotlight on Small Business | By Jonathan R. Korun

  The Wanderer’s Spotlight on Small Business highlights the vivacity of Edmonton’s business community by showcasing local small businesses.  From hidden gems to local hot spots, junior entrepreneurs to seasoned business owners, Spotlight displays Edmonton’s thriving small business community and the ventures that make it stand out. One can easily walk through a mall or down a street, and casually ignore many storefronts, 29 Armstrong … Continue reading 29 Armstong: Spotlight on Small Business | By Jonathan R. Korun

Priming the Palate: An Introduction to Wine and Wine Terminology | By Kenneth Shank

After realizing that as a Political Science student, politics is not my passion, but rather something I despise, I discovered my underlying passion: wine. After reading ‘The Vintage Caper’ by Peter Mayle, and enjoying two glorious ounces of ’82 Chateau Petrus, I knew something was there. I started reading about wine, varietals, and tasting notes. I wanted to gain perspective of what goes into a … Continue reading Priming the Palate: An Introduction to Wine and Wine Terminology | By Kenneth Shank

Need a Date? Try Tinder! | By Gina Wicentowich

Forbes deemed it “the dating app for people who hate dating apps.” Tinder is an app that allows you to be your own matchmaker. Released last September, it gives users direct control and has been credited as not only being a hookup host, but a marriage manufacturer. It is a no-bullshit method to meet new people or a potential partner. The premise of this app … Continue reading Need a Date? Try Tinder! | By Gina Wicentowich

LTS’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry | By Shakib Rahman

Hundreds of school aged kids descended on the University of Alberta. They gathered in the Katz atrium a few short days before Halloween dressed up as characters from Harry Potter.  No, this was not a Hogwarts costume party, but the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, an event put on by Let’s Talk Science at the University of Alberta. While the whole day was spent in … Continue reading LTS’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry | By Shakib Rahman

Jay Ingram and the Alberta Prion Institute Lecture Series | By Sydney Rudko

The Alberta Prion Institute has teamed up with science communicator Jay Ingram for a travelling lecture series on prions. Last night was the first of three lectures around the province discussing the infectious proteins. Prions have dropped off the popular media radar in recent years, and yet most of us have certainly heard of at least one prion disease: Bovine Spongiform Encephalitis (BSE) or more … Continue reading Jay Ingram and the Alberta Prion Institute Lecture Series | By Sydney Rudko