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The Science Behind an Enjoyable Christmas | By Jeff Tao

We all know when Christmas is around the corner: joyous carols play on the radio, shops hang sale signs, and snow falls ever so gently. Seasonal movies, songs, and activities contribute to the already festive atmosphere and at times paint an unrealistic portrait of what to expect from the holidays. With that in mind, what happens when our fantasies of Christmas are not wrapped up as neatly as the … Continue reading The Science Behind an Enjoyable Christmas | By Jeff Tao

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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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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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A Puzzling Exhibit: Beyond Rubik’s Cube | By Srosh Hassan

What originated as a small puzzle for his math students in 1974, Ernő Rubik’s Cube has become a worldwide phenomenon. As a puzzle with over 43 quintillion possible combinations, the Rubik’s Cube is featured as one of the world’s most popular toys in its only stop in Canada at the TELUS World of Science Edmonton. Beyond Rubik’s Cube is the third stop in the worldwide tour, developed in … Continue reading A Puzzling Exhibit: Beyond Rubik’s Cube | By Srosh Hassan

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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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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

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Transforming Higher Education: An Interview with Dr. Jonathan Schaeffer | By Nikita-Kiran Singh

Education Visionaries in Edmonton is a series of articles highlighting educators whose passion for their work, dedication to their students, and desire for innovation are invaluable to the growth of Edmontonians and our city as a whole. By conveying multiple perspectives from leaders in a diverse array of educational fields, The Wanderer hopes to illustrate the intrinsically valuable nature of learning, and celebrate the admirable art of … Continue reading Transforming Higher Education: An Interview with Dr. Jonathan Schaeffer | By Nikita-Kiran Singh

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Changing Attitudes on Mental Illness, an interview with Joseph Dimitry | By Ashlee Yang

Joseph Dimitry was a University of Alberta Medical student in the Class of 2015, when addiction took hold of the steering wheel and changed his life completely. Mental health illness affects people from all walks of life.  It’s not easy to talk about, but it is an important conversation to start. By speaking up, we can take a step further in eliminating the stigma surrounding … Continue reading Changing Attitudes on Mental Illness, an interview with Joseph Dimitry | By Ashlee Yang

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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