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A UCalgary expert answers your top 5 questions about...

    All I want for Christmas is a Tyrannosaurus

    All I want for Christmas is a Tyrannosaurus

    In October, Stan, one of the most famous T. rex fossils in the world, sold at private auction for a jaw-dropping $31.8 million dollars. We don't know who the buyer was, which would suggest that it's going into a private collection, which also means it'll most likely be lost to scientific research.
    We talk with Dr. Darla Zelenitsky, a paleontologist and dinosaur researcher, about how the fossil trade is a growing problem for researchers and museums around the world, and how it's only getting worse as sales like Stan's drive prices up.
    Have an idea for a future episode or questions you'd like answered? Email podcasts@ucalgary.ca.

    • 12 min
    Do no harm

    Do no harm

    "First, do no harm." Taking the Hippocratic Oath is a rite of passage for medical school graduates all over the world. The oath is a foundation of medical practice, forming the first code of ethics in Western medicine.
    We talk with Dr. Abdullah Saleh, a paediatric surgeon and director of the University of Alberta's Office of Global Surgery, about how medical practitioners traveling to lower-income countries can end up doing more harm than good, even though they're trying to help.
    Have an idea for a future episode or questions you'd like answered? Email podcasts@ucalgary.ca.

    • 27 min
    Are you an ally?

    Are you an ally?

    Allyship is the idea that people with privilege in the world, whether it's from race or socioeconomic status or simply being part of dominant or ingroups, can help promote and advance the interests of outgroups and marginalized people. But what does allyship really mean? Who is and who isn't an ally? Can calling yourself an ally end up doing more harm than good?
    We speak with Dr. Adam Murry, an assistant professor of Indigenous psychology in our Faculty of Arts. We talk about his research project into quantifying the traits of allyship and how better understanding allyship can help both the groups who need it most and the people who want to be allies.  
    Have an idea for a future episode or questions you'd like answered? Email podcasts@ucalgary.ca.

    • 30 min
    Medic mushrooms

    Medic mushrooms

    As jurisdictions around the world legalize or decriminalize recreational drugs, interest is growing in their therapeutic value. Magic mushrooms, for example, are gaining traction as a treatment for certain mental illnesses, like anxiety and depression.
    We speak with Dr. Peter Facchini, a professor of biochemistry in our Faculty of Science and chief scientific officer of MagicMed, about studying the medicinal properties of psilocybin mushrooms and other drugs, and how synthesizing and improving them could lead to better mental health treatments.
    Have an idea for a future episode or questions you'd like answered? Email podcasts@ucalgary.ca.

    • 18 min
    Can you spare some (higher ed) change?

    Can you spare some (higher ed) change?

    It's Innovation Week in Calgary, and all around the city, people are talking about finding new and better ways to do things, to look at things, to create things. But what about higher education? Universities have operated more or less the same way for centuries. Is it time for drastic change?
    We talk to Dr. Stephen Larter, PhD, associate vice president of research and innovation at the University of Calgary, about how post-secondaries need to adapt to a changing world and how a university can help spark an economic recovery.
    Have an idea for a future episode or questions you'd like answered? Email podcasts@ucalgary.ca.

    • 15 min
    Medical assistance in dying

    Medical assistance in dying

    In 2016, the federal government legalized medical assistance in dying. However, it remains a controversial and sensitive topic, with some care providers refusing to do it.
    We talk to Dr. Beverly Adams, the senior associate dean of education at the Cumming School of Medicine, about how medical assistance in dying can offer choice and dignity to grievously sick patients and how medical schools are adapting to the practice.
    Have an idea for a future episode? Email podcasts@ucalgary.ca.

    • 10 min

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