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Website offers support for entrepreneurs

The Regional Innovation Network of Southern Alberta (RINSA) has redesigned its website in an effort to make it easier for entrepreneurs to find advisory, business development and funding support in the southern Alberta region

Green Party has lost 55 local riding associations since 2011 election

U of L political scientists Dr. Harold Jansen comments on the stunning number of deregistrations suffered by the Green Party in Canada

Packing the pews

Sociologist Dr. Reg Bibby says the number of Catholics packing the pews could be double the usual Sunday attendance in most parishes, meaning that faith, led by Christianity, continues to be important for Canadians

UN’s 2015 goals ‘a half-positive story,’ says U of L Prof

U of L Faculty of Management professor Sameer Deshpande says countries have made progress but not achieved the goals they set for themselves

We'll be home for 'Christmas'

U of L sociologist discusses how Canadians prefer to use the term 'Christmas' over 'holiday season', regardless of their religious leanings

Millman sets new provincial junior shot put, weight throw records

Pronghorn Athletics thrower Peter Millman makes the most of his holiday break by setting a pair of Nova Scotia throws records

Message seems to be getting through

A Lethbridge Herald editorial discusses attitudes around driving while intoxicated and the impact the University's Operation Red Nose program has had in encouraging responsible behaviour

In the ‘war on Christmas,’ MPs criticize political correctness in public service

Political science professor Trevor Harrison comments on the Conservative Party's defence in the War on Christmas

Paying a fair wage could help reduce dependence on food banks, SACPA told

Management professor Dr. John Usher addresses the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs, discussing why food banks are so prevalent in a robust Alberta economy

Women with dementia

Ryan Waldorf, a master’s student in health sciences at the University of Lethbridge, wants to explore the role of rural men who care for wives with dementia

Top CIBC Run for the Cure student fundraisers across Canada receive education awards

U of L students Anna Kovalchuk and Devynn Helischauer give back to the community by fundraising for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

Stephen Hunt: Artist searches for essence of Mandela

Alumna Genevieve Pare is awarded Theatre Calgary’s Stephen Hair Emerging Actor Award, which is bestowed annually to an emerging Calgary actor

Entrance testing is not the answer

Dr. David Slomp (Faculty of Education) says that testing students on the skills they learned in high school isn’t relevant to what they will need to learn at a post-secondary level

Cigarette-style warnings for alcohol

The U of L's Dr. Sameer Deshpande of the Faculty of Management and the Centre for Socially Responsible Marketing discusses the debate around the proposed use of warning labels on alcoholic products

Rise of the machines puts punters at bigger risk, says gambling addict

Dr. Rob Williams (Health Sciences) discusses problem gambling in the context of Britain's struggles with Fixed Odds Betting Terminals and their societal impact

Fish are swimming in drugs, says researcher

A look at Dr. Bryan Brooks, the U of L's Fulbright Canada Research Chair, and research that shows that fish are gravely affected by various chemicals that exist within the urban water cycle

Le Québec toujours habité par la foi

U of L sociologist Dr. Reg Bibby discusses the traditions of Christmas and how the country differs in its view of the annual celebration

Research could help oilsands

Dr. Paul Hazendonk and his team of U of L researchers may help the oil industry become more efficient and cleaner thanks to their study of asphaltenes and how they affect bitumen

Dear UBC: Athletes have transferable skills that varsity sports teach them

Alumna Kerbi McKnight is currently studying graduate psychology at the University of British Columbia where she comments on the merits of varsity sport participation and skills transfer to the working world

All Stages Magazine Winter 2013

Editor Frazer Andrews is a U of L alum, as are a number of people featured in the Winter 2013 final edition