University of Alberta

The University of Alberta in Edmonton is one of Canada’s top teaching and research universities, with an international reputation for excellence across the humanities, sciences, creative arts, business, engineering, and health sciences. Home to 39,000 students and 15,000 faculty and staff, the university has an annual budget of $1.84 billion and attracts nearly $450 million in sponsored research revenue. The U of A offers close to 400 rigorous undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in 18 faculties on five campuses—including one rural and one francophone campus. The university has more than 275,000 alumni worldwide. The university and its people remain dedicated to the promise made in 1908 by founding president Henry Marshall Tory that knowledge shall be used for “uplifting the whole people.”

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A replica of Nubian Tribute Presented to the King, Tomb of Huy, showing Nubians with their children paying tribute to the Egyptian Pharaoh. Based on the original from circa 1353–1327 B.C. (Wikimedia)

Children in the ancient Middle East were valued and vulnerable — not unlike children today

Coming to a greater understanding of children in ancient history raises important questions for how societies respond — or not — to children's vulnerability.
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¿Son felices nuestras mascotas?

Los científicos están comenzando a ser capaces de interpretar con exactitud las expresiones faciales de los animales y de entender lo que comunican.
Technology can be used to support the caregivers of people living with dementia, however, developers and designers need to take caregiver needs into consideration. Shutterstock

Using technology to support caregivers of older people with dementia

Technological solutions may help to relieve the burden of care for family, service providers and caregivers working with the elderly.
La marche conjointe historique dans l’espace de deux femmes astronautes à l’extérieur de la Station spatiale n’a pas eu lieu parce que la station ne disposait pas de combinaisons spatiales adaptées aux deux femmes. NASA

La diversité est indispensable dans la recherche au Canada

Malgré les preuves des avantages de la diversité fondée sur le sexe, la race et d'autres facteurs au sein des équipes de recherche, les critiques sur les avantages des programmes d'équité persistent.
The historic joint spacewalk of two female astronauts outside the International Space Station was thwarted because the station did not have space suits that fit both women. NASA

Diversity is indispensable to excellence: The Canada Research Chairs program

Despite the hard evidence of the excellent benefits of gender, racial and other diversity on research teams, public criticism on the benefits of equity and diversity programs still exists.
Research with almost 500,000 women in Alberta, Canada, reveals connections between fainting in pregnancy and medical problems in both mother and child. (Unsplash/Chris Benson)

Fainting during pregnancy can be risky for mother and child

Research shows fainting in pregnancy may be associated with medical problems for the child at birth and heart conditions in the mother post delivery.
The 1988 Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) was meant to prevent video rental businesses from sharing their rental records and clients’ information; if companies were caught violating the VPPA, they risked a fine. Shutterstock

Online viewer privacy is regulated by an act originally designed to protect video rentals

Internet privacy laws are partially governed by the VPPA, which was implemented to protect consumers renting videos. While the technology has changed, amendments place the consumer at a disadvantage.
Ultimately, just as in pregnancy, there is no known safe level of alcohol consumption while breastfeeding. (Shutterstock)

Is it safe to drink alcohol while breastfeeding?

Does beer help a new mother's milk come in? Does 'pumping and dumping' allow you to drink and breast-feed? A doctor sorts the evidence from the myth.
We need many more funded research studies to fully understand exactly how CBD might play a role in the treatment of opioid use disorder. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)

Cannabis: Misinformation about CBD can be life-threatening

There is no evidence yet that cannabidiol (CBD) is effective in treating heroin addiction, despite news headlines claiming this.
Ce que font ou disent les parents a un impact sur le climat émotionnel d'une équipe sportives. Les pratiques parentales ont un impact positif et négatif sur les résultats des jeunes athlètes. Unsplash/Ben Hershey

Voici les meilleurs parents de sportifs, selon leurs coachs

Lorsque l'enfant joue, les parents ne s'amusent pas toujours! Ils font face à des exigences complexes qui exigent un répertoire de compétences dont on discute ou qu'on enseigne rarement.
Sebuah studi dari University of Alberta menunjukkan efek menguntungkan dari keju mungkin tidak berhubungan dengan lemak, tetapi dengan beberapa komponen lain, seperti protein atau kalsium. (Shutterstock)

Alasan keju dapat mengontrol gula darah Anda

Sebuah studi penelitian baru-baru ini menemukan bahwa keju mampu mengurangi resistansi insulin pada tikus yang kadar gula darahnya tinggi.
Parenting style impacts the emotional climate in kids’ team sports, and parenting practices impact positive and negative outcomes for child athletes. Unsplash/Ben Hershey

Here are the best parents to have around, according to youth sport coaches

Supporting one's child on a sports team isn't always a walk at the ballpark. Parents face complex demands that require a repertoire of skills that are rarely discussed or taught.
If a Canadian health-care professional believes that an adolescent is a mature minor and has not been vaccinated, they are legally and ethically obliged to provide them with information about vaccination. (Shutterstock)

Vaccination: In Canada, many teenagers don’t need parental consent

In Canada, the age of consent for health-care decisions is assessed on a case-by-case basis. It can be age 14, or sometimes even younger.
Les nouvelles mamans ressentent beaucoup de pression pour allaiter. Lorsqu'elles ont de la difficulté à le faire, elles se sentent inadéquate et courent plus de risques de dépression post-partum. Shutterstock

Les difficultés de l'allaitement liées à la dépression post-partum chez les mères

Nouvellement maman, l'auteure, une médecin, s'est sentie inadéquate car elle avait de la difficulté à allaiter. Elle a découvert que les femmes dans sa situation courait plus de risques de dépression.

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