From Ideation to Actualization: A Remote Approach to Custom Orthoses

It began with a simple question: “How can we provide rehabilitation services that would otherwise be unavailable to rural and remote communities?” Okay, maybe it is not that simple of a question, but it is undeniably a question of great importance. Patients living in rural Alberta often face challenges in accessing rehabilitation assessments and treatments. […]

Promoting Inclusivity

Azan Esmail The University of Alberta High School Model United Nations conference (HSMUN) is the largest high school Model United Nations conference in western Canada. HSMUN is an annual non-for-profit three-day conference that is hosted in late February for high school students across Alberta. Founded in 2002, HSMUN offers an opportunity for around 500 Alberta […]

Looking Through Different Lenses

By Phoebe Marinakis A man walks down the street, looks at his phone, it’s 6:30pm, the bus arrives in 10 minutes, sits at the bus stop and waits for the bus to arrive, he’s on his phone, thinking about what he wants to eat later. The bus arrives, he gets on, sits down, and makes […]

Lending and Developing a Helping Hand

Luke Sperry According to advancedamputees.com, there are over 1 million limb amputations performed globally every year, which translates to a rate of one limb lost every thirty seconds. Although partial hand / finger amputees constitute a large portion of this statistic, due to perhaps the precise abilities of the human finger and its relatively small […]

Queering it up in West Central Sask!

Sheldon Cannon PRIDE MONTH is upon us!! Fitting for the occasion, the West Central Queer-Straight Alliance officially kicked off this week, aiming to support the local queer community and promote inclusivity in our corner of rural Saskatchewan. As in every community, there has always been queerness afoot in Kindersley, Sk. and surrounding area, however, there […]

Supporting Victims of Hate Crimes

As a third year university student, I am lucky to say I haven’t experienced a substantial act of hate that I can vividly recall. The Alberta Hate Crimes Committee defines a hate crime as “Any criminal offence committed against a person or property, which is motivated in whole or in part by the suspects’ hate, […]

Protecting Aging in Place

Hello everyone this is Marissa. For my stretch experience I am interested in the treatment of LGBTQ+ older adults in residential care. I have found there are lots of ways to approach this topic, through people, policy and fundamentally through education. When I first started this project, I was focused on the issues for LGBTQ+ […]