Beyond high school: Preparing for life’s next big step

In May of 1968 student protesters in Paris put up signs that read, “Be realistic — demand the impossible.” Other signs read, “Life, quickly.” Meanwhile in the United States young people rose up in disgust over their government’s conduct of the Vietnam War and Canadian universities began filling up with American draft dodgers.

The gift of Catholic education

The story is told that Albert Einstein met with his graduate students in Physics at Princeton University to provide them with their final examination. After distributing the exam, he walked out. His teaching assistant walked out with him.

Social justice is investing’s future at Kings College

With Gen-Zs touted as a morally conscious generation bent on addressing the many ills in today’s society, King’s University College Capital Management Club fund manager Serge Muhirwa sees social justice defining the future of investment.

  • By Wendy-Ann Clarke, The Catholic Register

Dissertation will explore Christianity and Holocaust

A couple years ago, Prof. Robert Ventresca at King’s University College in London, Ont., was marking papers submitted to him by a precocious, intense, serious and curious undergraduate enrolled in his seminar on the role of religion in the Holocaust.

  • By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

St. Mary’s grad earns Indigenous award

Mere months removed her June 2020 convocation at Calgary’s St. Mary’s University, Kate Gillis’ days are full of Zoom call collaboration and deep-dive independent research.

  • By Quinton Amundson, The Catholic Register

New faith centre at St. Thomas More College just right for its time

Roughly a decade in development, the new Centre for Faith, Reason, Peace and Justice at St. Thomas More College couldn’t be more timely.

St. Michael's College works to move investments to sustainable options

$178 million might be a lot of money or it might not be anywhere near enough. It all depends what you want to do with it.

The higher calling of Catholic Education

In The Idea of a University, John Henry Newman (now Saint) outlined his vision of a liberal education that spoke of the virtues and purpose of a university. Originally an Oxford man, his famed conflict at Oriel College — where he argued with the Provost that a tutor needed more engagement with undergraduates — resulted in Newman being cast out of his beloved institution and turning instead to a life of research.

  • By Gerry Turcotte

Live classes draw students to Catholic college

It's been a unique start to post-secondary education for many students taking the next step on their educational path in this year of COVID-19.

Living in the ‘uncanny valley’

In a wonderful essay written in 1919, “Das Unheimliche,” Sigmund Freud proposed a theory of the uncanny to explain the sense of unease and even terror that can arise when something presents itself to us as strangely familiar, but not quite.

  • By Gerry Turcotte

St. FX student develops AI coaching app

Mbongeni “Bo” Ndlovu’s scientific journey began, in a sense, when he was a young boy living in Bulawayo, the second-largest city in Zimbabwe.