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Thursday, May 25, 2017

History matters: new book reveals homeopathy as phenomenon of its time

detail from old illustration of poppy plants

Though she grows her own herbs for tinctures, Professor Alice Kuzniar is not a proponent of the alternative medical practice of homeopathy. “I see myself as an intellectual historian,” says the author of The Birth of Homeopathy out of the Spirit of Romanticism

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Radicalization starts with teen identity crisis for some youth, says Sociology professor

Syrian rubble

Discrimination and poverty aren’t the only factors behind the radicalization of youth who leave home to fight in Syria, says Lorne Dawson

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Alumnus speaks on the impact of philosophy in her life

Rose Sherwood speaking at podium

Rose Sherwood (BA '07, MA '09) spoke at the annual Philosophy Awards Ceremony about how philosophy has made a difference in her life.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Peace and Conflict Studies grads build a stronger society

student and community members at a school in South Korea

“What kind of job will my child get after graduation?” This is a question parents of prospective university students often ask - including those considering Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) at Conrad Grebel University College. What we say with confidence is that an undergraduate or graduate PACS degree equips students with highly sought after skills in today’s job market.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

School of Accounting and Finance prof Ken Klassen awarded L.S. Rosen Outstanding Educator Award

Ken Klassen

For School of Accounting and Finance Professor Ken Klassen, his role as a graduate supervisor doesn’t end at graduation. He continues to mentor his students well into their careers and has watched many go on to become successful tax researchers and teachers.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Killam Fellowship supports Professor Helleiner's scholarship to globalize the foundations of political economy

Shanghai skyline

Professor Eric Helleiner wins prestigious Killam Research Fellowship to expand understanding of the world economy beyond the well-known ideas of figures like Adam Smith and Karl Marx.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Grad student's study on meditation and anxiety gets wide media attention

International media jumped after the University issued a media release on a psychology study led PhD candidate, Mengran Xu. Not so surprisingly, finding a strategy to reduce anxious mind-wandering is a hot topic, and Xu's research suggests that brief mindful meditation may be a good one.

Monday, April 24, 2017

The story of the Hub

entrance to atrium area with stairs to upper level

A couple of days before students reappeared on campus in September 2016, the Hagey Hall Hub was suddenly open. For those who had become accustomed to avoiding the construction zone for 16 months, it seemed almost surreal - anyone could wander through the new space.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Marijuana taxes should remain low to compete with street value, says Economics professor

Marijuana leaves

Professor Anindya Sen says Canada’s priority should be public health and shutting down marijuana black market

Thursday, April 13, 2017

In demand: thinkers, communicators, collaborators

large group of students networking around tables

Arts alum and a manager at Microsoft Canada, Cheri Chevalier, told a group of students how and why arts-educated grads are invaluable in the workplace.