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The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) is a leading Canadian polytechnic, delivering education in science, technology and the environment; business; health and skilled trades. With nearly 40,000 credit and non-credit students and a 95 per cent employer satisfaction rate, NAIT grads are essential to the provincial economy. NAIT also contributes to Alberta’s prosperity by helping business and industry become more competitive with Industry Solutions offered through its Productivity and Innovation Centre, including technology adoption, business and product innovation and industry-driven research. Recognized as one of Alberta’s top employers, NAIT provides outstanding returns on investment for its graduates, partners, the provincial government and the people of Alberta.

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Les chercheurs qui tentent de mettre au point des viandes végétales convaincantes procèdent par essais et erreurs. Shutterstock

Texture, goût, apports nutritionnels… Sur la piste de la « viande végétale » parfaite

Produire une « viande végétale », revient à réussir à imiter l’apparence, la texture, et la saveur de la viande. Les scientifiques y arrivent de mieux en mieux, trompant même les amateurs de viande.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta activated its emergency operations centre in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Centers for Disease Control/Unsplash)

Tackling burnout: How to deal with stress and safety in the workplace

Burnout as the result of workplace stress has big implications for employers. Occupational health and safety standards require employers to protect both the physical and mental health of workers.
The United Nation Environment Program is leading the Global Peatlands Initiative to save peatlands and help keep climate change in check. (Bin Xu)

How scientists are restoring boreal peatlands to help keep carbon in the ground

Peatlands store more soil carbon than any other terrestrial ecosystem, including tropical forests. But they have been heavily exploited and damaged. Now, scientists are working to restore them.
Des légumes, des fruits, des céréales complètes, des noix, des graines et des légumineuses constituent des aliments excellents pour la santé. Mais certains produits dérivés des plantes, qui remplacent la viande, ne sont pas tous sains. Shutterstock

Résolutions alimentaires : 6 trucs pour manger moins de viande et plus d’aliments à base de végétaux

Les régimes alimentaires à base de plantes peuvent être sains, mais attention aux ingrédients. Les substituts de viande fortement transformés peuvent être riches en graisses saturées et en sodium.
Oilsands tailings are a mixture of water, suspended sand, clay and residual bitumen. (Dan Prat/Canva)

How plants can help clean up oilsands tailing ponds

A new nature-based approach to managing oilsands tailings shows promise in the lab and may soon be tested in the field.
A decommissioned pumpjack at a well head on an oil and gas installation near Cremona, Alta., October 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

The growing cost to clean up abandoned and orphaned wells

More oil and gas wells risk becoming orphaned given the long-term downward trend in the industry.

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