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Discovering Game Development in Alberta | By Hanhmi Huynh

The game development industry remains one of the fastest growing industries, and there is no doubt that there is a surge in game production and studios here in Canada. Globally, the video game industry is estimated to generate over 100 billion dollars in revenue annually. In Canada, a recent report from the Entertainment Software Association of Canada revealed that the video game industry contributed 3 billion dollars to the Canadian … Continue reading Discovering Game Development in Alberta | By Hanhmi Huynh

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Science and the City: January, February, and March | By Hanhmi Huynh

Welcome back Wanderer readers! I hope the past few months have been good to you — your January full of the promise of a new year, your February full of love rather than broken bonds, and your March well-rounded (pun intended). There were many science inspired events that I am ecstatic to share with you, and there are many more coming up that I hope to … Continue reading Science and the City: January, February, and March | By Hanhmi Huynh

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Science and the City: November and December | By Hanhmi Huynh

Welcome back to a new semester and another edition of Science and the City! November and December marked the end of the fall semester for thousands of students in the city and the concluding months of 2015 for everyone. In the midst of the staggering pressure to perform well on exams, the anxiety of reviewing a semester’s worth of material for multiple courses (or for … Continue reading Science and the City: November and December | By Hanhmi Huynh

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Science Garage: Opening Doors to Discovery | By Hanhmi Huynh

Walking into the new Science Garage exhibit at the TELUS World of Science, I could not help but feel like a kid again. I wanted to try out everything in the exhibit and was bouncing off the walls with excitement. It is only fitting that the Rhoads’ sculpture, or audio-kinetic sculpture, at the center of the exhibit was the inspiration for the space. The sculpture of little … Continue reading Science Garage: Opening Doors to Discovery | By Hanhmi Huynh

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Science and The City: September and October | By Hanhmi Huynh

Edmonton is thriving with innovation; our university is a leader in research, and our city is bustling with scientific activity. Edmonton is in a unique position to lead in science innovation as we have phenomenal university experts coupled with a supportive community for collaboration and advancement. In Science in the City, we hope to highlight science events here in Edmonton and to reflect on the implications these new technologies … Continue reading Science and The City: September and October | By Hanhmi Huynh

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Welcome to Science at The Wanderer | By Hanhmi Huynh

Remember that feeling in elementary school when the classroom would be buzzing because we were going to watch an episode of Bill Nye the Science Guy? Or the pure sense of wonderment you felt when you first witnessed the explosion of a baking soda vinegar volcano? I used to wake up early so I could watch the latest episode of Popular Mechanics for Kids and … Continue reading Welcome to Science at The Wanderer | By Hanhmi Huynh

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MINBID Art Auctions Creating a lot of Hype | By Hanhmi Huynh

On September 11, 2015, the Edmonton-born underground art collective MINBID held their 14th art auction event at Latitude 53 downtown. The walls were lined with eclectic, edgy art, and the event featured a live art battle, drinks, local DJs and break-dancing performances. The gallery was packed with art enthusiasts, local artists, and young professionals by the end of the night. It was trendy, vibrant, hip – an event that … Continue reading MINBID Art Auctions Creating a lot of Hype | By Hanhmi Huynh

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New Cancer Research Initiatives in Northern Alberta | By Hanhmi Huynh

In 2004, my cousin, Tanya passed away from cancer. She taught my brother and I how to play black jack, and took my cousins and I to watch 14A movies when we were too young. She was a talented pianist, a U of A Geophysics graduate, a runner, and overall one of the bravest individuals I knew. The details of the type of cancer and … Continue reading New Cancer Research Initiatives in Northern Alberta | By Hanhmi Huynh

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The Value of Postsecondary Education | By Hanhmi Huynh

The Rally to Prioritize Postsecondary Education is today, November 17th, and it got me thinking about why postsecondary education is important to me and others around me, what kind of value there is in postsecondary education, and what others gained from their experience in university. I should preface this with my educational background. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 2014 at the University of Alberta with a … Continue reading The Value of Postsecondary Education | By Hanhmi Huynh

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Incredible Talent at Breath In Poetry’s ‘Slam Poetry’ | By Hanhmi Huynh

On November 5th, Breath in Poetry in partnership with the Edmonton Public Library hosted a Poetry Slam at the Art Gallery of Alberta and I must say, I was blown away by the talent exhibited at this event! The depth of my poetry background is limited to listening to Leonard Cohen and reading Chicken Soup for the Soul when I was a teenager, but I’ve always had … Continue reading Incredible Talent at Breath In Poetry’s ‘Slam Poetry’ | By Hanhmi Huynh