The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal


What happens when a group of information design students create stirring visualizations of real world problems? That was Mount Royal University instructor Kelsey McColgan’s question when she assigned her fourth-year capstone students to create an exhibit surrounding the United Nations’ 17 sustainable development goals. The goals address global issues, such as poverty, inequality and climate change, with the intent of creating a brighter future.

Mount Royal University adopted an Indigenous Strategic Plan (ISP) in 2016. While it is a good start on the path toward reconciliation, experts say more needs to be done, especially at a grade school level.

This week marks the 29th anniversary of the Montreal massacre, where 14 female students, the majority of whom were in engineering, were shot to death by gunman Marc Lepine at L’école Polytechnique. Considered Canada’s most deadly mass shooting in history, the massacre prompted Parliament to designate Dec. 6 as the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

In the weeks since Lime launched 375 electric bikes onto city streets, Calgarians have had the opportunity to test out the bike-sharing service, which is the first of its kind in the city.