How to Conduct a Literature Search

As a third year undergraduate student, I can vouch that each of you have been or will be assigned at least one group or individual assignment that needs intensive research. You will need to gather information, select the most relevant data and finally cite your sources. So, how do you begin this literature search? The Internet

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Yany Siek, Political Science Enthusiast and Budding Researcher

Our March Leader in the Spotlight features Yany Siek, a fourth year University of Alberta Honours Political Science student with a passion for research, international affairs and Canadian politics. In addition to juggling an honours thesis in international security and China-US relations, Yany works at the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights as

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How to Succeed in Your Arts Degree

Congratulations on starting your arts degree! With that said, your next few years will involve a ton of writing, stress, and critical analysis. To help with the transition, our 2 National Young Leaders, Ava Cramp, and Jason Liu provide tips on how to succeed in your arts degree. On writing papers: When I entered university,

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7 Things Every Arts Student Should Know

So you’ve chosen to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree- congratulations on being accepted into your program! Throughout my three years in the Political Sciences program at the University of Alberta, I’ve learned a few tricks to succeed in a Bachelor of Arts program. By applying these essential things that every arts student should know,

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Introducing our Back-to-School Advice Series

A few months, in a 400 level psychology class, I overheard two classmates discussing the paper that had been assigned. One classmate sighed,”The writing is fine but the citations are just the worst! I’m colour coding like 20 references and it’s hard to keep track of which one is what.” Her friend agreed,”I totally understand!

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Leader in the Spotlight: Sarah Bray, Criminology Expert, Arctic Survivor and Incredible Volunteer Coordinator

For our August Leader in the Spotlight feature, we are pleased to present Sarah Bray. Sarah has a diverse portfolio of experiences, including studying Criminology and General Contemporary Studies in Ontario, and working in Nunavut. She is presently pursuing her MA at St. Mary’s University in Halifax. In the interview below, Sarah shares her thoughts on career prospects for arts graduates, her  most memorable Arctic experience, and the contents

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