June 9, 2014
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Updated: VP Advancement O’Neil Outar steps down

Vice-President (Advancement) O’Neil Outar will be leaving the University of Alberta, effective August 31, 2014. Outar has accepted a position as senior associate dean and director of development for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University.

Research takes steps towards artificial motion with ReWalk

For more than 86,000 Canadians living with a spinal cord injury, the struggles of daily living can often feel insurmountable to tackle alone. But what if those injured Canadians had access to a fully-functional robotic exoskeleton, capable of returning to them the one thing many of them miss most: their mobility?

Devonian garden wins award

The University of Alberta’s Devonian Botanic Garden proves that harsh northern climate is tamable when it comes to the garden business.

New playwright to showcase theatrics at U of A

Colleen Murphy was recently announced as the University of Alberta’s new Lee Playwright in Residence, bringing a distinct writing style and unique approach to theatre.

SU dishes out new microwaves

Filthy, broken microwaves and waiting in long lines to warm packed lunches on campus may now be a hot topic of the past.

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How to Not Die This Summer

Summertime is the best. But you know what puts a damper on the fun and games of the warmest months of the year? Dying.

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Fashion Streeters: July 7th, 2014

This week, The Gateway searches far and wide for the longest, tallest, most fashionable students on campus.

30th Annual Edmonton Streetfest spreads smiles across the Square

There’s a kind of cheerful magic to the Street Performers Festival that’s hard to find anywhere else: simple, sweet, and uplifting.

Last Month’s Future — July 2014

Things are heating up this summer, which is why it’s good news that scientists have discovered a massive reservoir of water beneath the Earth’s crust that could hold more liquid than all our oceans combined! Plus, laser-stimulated cellular regeneration, drug-carrying designer blood cells and the potential discovery of the human brain’s “off switch” all mean reading this month’s edition of Last Month’s Future might actually be good for your health.

Wickedly wonderful Broadway show bears a fresh young cast

Wicked is a glimpse at another side to the classic Wizard of Oz story, telling it from the perspective of The Wicked Witch of the West, Elphaba. In this tale she and Glinda the Good are friends, and it is through a series of misunderstandings and bad decisions that she becomes the villain we know her as. One intrepid Gateway reporter visited the set of the show in advance to get a peek of the play’s setup.

Freewill Shakespeare Festival brings classic comedy back to campus stage

“O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?”

Well, you won’t find him this year in Hawrelak Park, where Shakespeare’s beloved characters come to life each summer under the Heritage Amphitheatre.

The amphitheatre’s tent was damaged this winter, forcing the annual Freewill Shakespeare Festival to move indoors to the University of Alberta’s Myer Horowitz Theatre. Held annually at the end of June, the change in venue pushed the date into July — but changes to the date and location of the festival haven’t hindered the performance quality!


Editorial: Gone the way of The Grid

Iterations of the phrase “nothing can replace a newspaper” resurface when the journalism industry is in times of trouble. But, the current state of printed publications in Canada is proving the saying wrong.

MacKay’s sexism needs strong rebuke

Alexander Pope once commented that “to err is human,” and that quotation has been used to justify many social gaffes over the years from politicians who should know better and be more circumspect when they speak.

A Canadian province is undermining education

Ontario teachers pledged $1.5 million last month to shore up the B.C. Teachers’ Federation (B.C.T.F.) in its ongoing strike, but they’re not the only ones who should stand up for teachers Canada-wide.


World Cup Final Four preview

Brazil vs Germany, Argentina vs Holland, the Gateway breaks down who will reign supreme at World Cup 2014

Native Studies professor weighs in on controversial logos issue

Imagine the inevitable uproar if a professional sports team was called the New York Jews, the Atlanta Blacks, or the San Francisco Chinamen. Now look at the Washington Redskins, the Cleveland Indians and even our local CFL franchise, the Edmonton Eskimos. These are team names that have existed for more than half a century — names casually used yet only recently loaded with controversy.

Local diver to represent Canada at Commonwealth Games

Cody Yano, a business student at NAIT and one of Canada’s top young divers, has an incredibly busy schedule this month. In the next three weeks, Yano will represent Canada’s diving team at the both the FINA World Cup in Shanghai, China and the Commonwealth games in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Cup Fiction: Why Brazil Failed


Germany ended Brazil’s dream of winning the World Cup in front of 200 million fans in emphatic fashion with a 7-1 drubbing of the host nation. But how could a team that has made it to the World Cup Final Four by defeating some of the world’s best capitulate in such an unbelievable manner? Here are some reasons that contributed to the perfect storm that was the most shocking result in footballing history.

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Updated: VP Advancement O’Neil Outar steps down


Vice-President (Advancement) O’Neil Outar will be leaving the University of Alberta, effective August 31, 2014. Outar has accepted a position as senior associate dean and director of development for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University.