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Where My Ladies At?

by Devyn Rorem Where my ladies at? While being recently sucked into a Youtube Vortex, clicking on one video after another to avoid doing my homework, I stumbled upon a video with the aforementioned title. The video, by Emily Graslie of Brainscoop, questioned why science education media was so male dominated. She offered a few reasons as to what could be causing this: women seem … Continue reading Where My Ladies At?

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Localizing Education in a Globalized World | By Jane Sunderwald

During the winter months I am a devoted Education student at the University of Alberta. In the spring, however, I morph into the bouncy, green-clad, forest-dweller who greets children as they pour off their buses on field trip days: a nature interpreter for Alberta Parks. I often start the field trip by telling our child visitors that we are on Treaty 8 Land (I work in Alberta’s Peace … Continue reading Localizing Education in a Globalized World | By Jane Sunderwald

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Putting the “Uni-” into University: Thoughts on the Bachelor of Arts Draft Proposal | By Christopher Berger

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) has been, along with the Bachelor of Science, a sine qua non of higher education for as long as there have been universities.  I believe it would not be an exaggeration to say that a university lacking a BA program cannot be properly called a university.  A university’s strength is tied directly to the strength of its BA program.  The renewal process currently underway … Continue reading Putting the “Uni-” into University: Thoughts on the Bachelor of Arts Draft Proposal | By Christopher Berger

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A Philosophy for All | By Christopher Berger

Deciding what to do after high school is difficult. Often, further schooling is a safe bet, and for me, that entailed attending university. I suspect, given the worsening economic downturn and its acute effects in the oil industry here in Alberta, that option will become increasingly attractive for many high school graduates. However, the bigger question remains: what should we study and, more importantly, how … Continue reading A Philosophy for All | By Christopher Berger

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Prioritizing Student Voices: The Students’ Union Submission to the UofA’s Strategic Plan | By Zosia Prus-Czarnecka

A few weeks ago, the Students’ Union (SU) completed its submission to the University of Alberta’s Institutional Strategic Plan. These collective goals of staff and students will outline the use of resources for academic and administrative decision-making. Following the installation of David Turpin, the university’s thirteenth president, there has been a long process of outlining the vision for the next five years. The goal of the SU’s submission … Continue reading Prioritizing Student Voices: The Students’ Union Submission to the UofA’s Strategic Plan | By Zosia Prus-Czarnecka

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2016 Resolutions for the City of Edmonton | The Wanderer Online

It’s the time of year for one of our annual traditions at The Wanderer – resolutions for the City of Edmonton!  A few of our outstanding leaders in Edmonton have kindly shared their hopes, goals, and wishes for our vibrant city in the upcoming year.  Happy New Year, Edmonton – best wishes for a happy, healthy, and memorable 2016. My resolution for the City of … Continue reading 2016 Resolutions for the City of Edmonton | The Wanderer Online

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What Happens When You Put 53 Young Leaders In the Same Room? | By Zosia Czarnecka & John Hampson

The Peter Lougheed Leadership College (PLLC) is a new initiative at the University of Alberta, led by former Canadian Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Kim Campbell and Dr. Martin Ferguson-Pell, former dean of rehabilitative medicine and former senior advisor to the president of the university. The aim of the college is to provide an interdisciplinary opportunity for undergraduates to learn and develop their leadership skills … Continue reading What Happens When You Put 53 Young Leaders In the Same Room? | By Zosia Czarnecka & John Hampson

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Capitalist chases: Affect and the emotional femme in the academy | By Brent Saccucci

I’m not like most students, That, I can hear. I’m not a fighter of many sorts my Melancholia dear. I have desires But don’t worry, I’ve woven them in through more critical wires.   What? What is he saying? Doesn’t he know Not to show Feelings, his body, his inner most tears His anger, his madness, and his deep-rooted fears?   Well, guess what I’m the one … Continue reading Capitalist chases: Affect and the emotional femme in the academy | By Brent Saccucci

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Welcome to Education at The Wanderer | By Zosia Prus-Czarnecka

Welcome to Education at The Wanderer! We’re inherently curious creatures, constantly yearning to develop our knowledge of the world. It’s said you’re supposed to learn something new everyday. As clichéd as this statement may be, it’s definitely true — not necessarily in school, but in everything we do. Be it a short vacation, meeting someone new, or simply going for a bike ride, we’re always taking in new … Continue reading Welcome to Education at The Wanderer | By Zosia Prus-Czarnecka

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Where Do You Wander? | By Nikita-Kiran Singh

Welcome back to The Wanderer! I am incredibly excited to announce that we are launching the 2015/16 publishing year.  After a summer of behind-the-scenes preparation, exciting exchanges of ideas, and working together as a new team, The Wanderer is ready for another year of thought-provoking and emotion-eliciting articles, visuals and projects.  This is our collective goal at The Wanderer – to make you, our readers, … Continue reading Where Do You Wander? | By Nikita-Kiran Singh