The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal


There is no shortage of news about problems — social problems, political problems, climate problems. But what about the solutions?

We believe the solution side of the equation is just as important as the problem. In the Journal’s new podcast, we take a vexxing problem each episode and talk to experts who are solving that problem.

The Solutions Podcast — Episode 1, Mens mental health 

Nicholas Montpetit-Skuba, Leonie Fairhurst and Sam Phelps look at men's mental health and how to reduce some of the stigma surrounding it. They talk to Josh Beharry from Heads-up Guys and Calgary police  Cst. Jeremy Shaw.The Solutions Podcast — Episode 2, Child poverty

Michelle Huynh and Hayley Hynes examine child poverty in Canada and speak with two Calgarians who are making a difference.

The Solutions Podcast — Episode 3, Protecting queer kids

Hadeel Abdel-Nabi, Qassim Merali, Michaela Neuman and Isaiah Lindo — look at the problem of protecting queer kids at school why we may have eliminated the best vehicle to do that in Alberta.

The Solutions Podcast — Episode 4, Housing low-income seniors

Low income seniors face particularly difficult housing challenges. Daniel Gonzalez, Erika Maria and Julia Andrade dig deeper into the issue and speak to experts on the frontlines. 

The Solutions Podcast — Episode 5, Pharmacare

The cost of drugs in Canada is a perpetual election issue. In this episode, Noel Harper, Christian Kindrachuk and Solaya Huang  look more closely at the issue and why this year may be a turning point for national pharmacare, 


Calgary Canvas is an ongoing series that illustrates two views on important issues in the city.

 The first day of college or university can be nerve-racking for a lot of students. Adjusting to new surroundings and trying to navigate your way through crowded halls are just some of the pitfalls at a city campus.

In an effort to lift Indigenous curriculum off the page and uphold the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action, some professors are turning to Indigenous students in the classroom to speak to the content.

Educators need to update their teaching manuals says some Indigenous students and educators.