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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Après des mois sans dormir, une médecin de famille nouvellement maman a étudié les preuves scientifiques entourant la pratique controversée de l'entraînement du sommeil chez les bébés. shutterstock

Entraîner bébé à dormir ? C'est bon pour lui, et pour vous!

Après des mois sans dormir, une médecin de famille a examiné les preuves médicales entourant la pratique controversée de l'entraînement du sommeil chez les nourrissons. Elle a testé... et ça a marché.
A grizzly bear eats ripe buffaloberry fruit in the Bow Valley of Alberta. Shifts in the timing of buffaloberry development in the Rocky Mountains will change the behaviour of grizzly bears, and could threaten reproductive rates in this vulnerable population. Alex P. Taylor

Alberta grizzly bears will feel the effects of climate change

As warming temperatures shift the availability of key food sources, Alberta's grizzly bears will be forced to adjust.
Many provinces are focused on constraining the growth of teaching and staffing costs in education. Here, Ontario Premier Doug Ford with United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney, in Calgary, Oct. 5, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta election shows the threat to public education in Canada

In calls for dramatic action to overhaul education in the name of improvement and efficiencies, we see the impact of global trends in privatization.
Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro throws his handkerchief into a crowd of supporters at an anti-imperialist rally for peace in Caracas, Venezuela, in March 2019. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Oil’s corrosive impact on democracy is the true socialist gateway drug

During the Cold War, socialism was portrayed as a gateway drug to communist orthodoxy. The crisis in Venezuela has resurrected tired old tropes about “pinks” and “useful idiots."
‘As a mom I couldn’t stand hearing my daughter cry herself to sleep, but as a physician I knew that sleep training was safe and that a well-rested baby would be a happy baby,’ says Stephanie Liu. (Stephanie Liu)

Why sleep training will not hurt your child

A doctor reviews the medical evidence on the controversial practise of sleep training infants.
Mourners carry the body of a victim of the New Zealand mosque shootings for a burial in Christchurch on March 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

The hypocritical media coverage of the New Zealand terror attacks

As the news of the shootings in New Zealand quickly unfolded, a researcher took note of the way the event was covered in news media and how the coverage was being discussed on social media.
L'ancien vice-président de SNC-Lavalin, Stéphane Roy, quitte une salle d'audience après que des accusations de fraude et de corruption ont été abandonnées en raison des délais. Roy avait été accusé d'avoir soudoyé un fonctionnaire étranger dans le cadre de transactions avec la Libye. LA PRESSE CANADIENNE/Ryan Remiorz

SNC-Lavalin: voici pourquoi nous devrions revoir les lois canadiennes sur la corruption à l'étranger

Jusqu'à récemment, le versement d'un pot-de-vin pour obtenir un contrat à l'étranger était considéré comme faisant partie des choses normales. L'affaire SNC-Lavalin nous oblige à repenser notre approche.
Former SNC-Lavalin vice-president Stephane Roy leaves a Quebec courtroom after fraud and bribery charges against him were thrown out due to trial delays. Roy had been charged with bribing a foreign public official in connection with the company’s dealings with Libya. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

SNC-Lavalin case shows why we should review Canada’s foreign corruption laws

Until recently, paying a bribe or kickback to secure a contract abroad was seen as the cost of doing business in a foreign land. The SNC-Lavalin case has underscored the need to rethink the approach.
Before going to the polls later this year, the current NDP government in Alberta should consider changes to a controversial law on sex education THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Sex ed in Alberta is not just an LGBTQ issue

Alberta's Bill 44 requiring schools to alert parents when they're teaching sex ed should be amended in order to protect both youth health and education towards democracy.
Des relations amoureuses à la recherche d'emplois, les gens en surpoids connaissent moins de succès. Shutterstock

Stigmatiser les gros, c'est mauvais pour tout le monde!

Les commentaires désobligeants sur les gros ne sont pas seulement blessants, mais ils sont aussi dangereux. Ils entraînent des conséquences sur le plan social, et sur la santé.
Treaty 4, which covered present-day southern Saskatchewan and a small part of western Manitoba was negotiated and signed at Qu'appelle Lakes. Here Saulteux from Upper Assiniboine River, Oct. 16, 1887 were promised for every ‘man, woman and child $1,200 …blankets and other articles.’ (Library and Archives Canada/Natural Resources Canada fonds/PA-050799).

Historical lawsuit affirms Indigenous laws on par with Canada’s

A recent historical win for Ontario First Nations against the government of Canada is as significant for the legal process, which took into account Anishinaabe law, as it is for the win itself.
A man adds his comments to a spontaneous memorial of flowers and sidewalk writing that has appeared a block from the Tree of Life Synagogue on Monday, Oct. 29. A gunman shot a killed 11 people while they worshipped at the synagogue the Saturday before. Gene J. Puskar/AP Photo

Educators must challenge the politics of evil

To grasp how extraordinary evils are often committed by ordinary people, we need to consider how we define evil, and most importantly, whom we consider to be the agents of evil.
Many teenagers have stopped using Facebook and have gravitated instead to image-sharing platforms like Instagram. (Alex Iby/Unsplash)

The social implications of teens leaving Facebook

Teens – especially wealthier ones – are walking away from Facebook, towards picture-centric social media.
An illustration of two neutron stars spinning around each other while merging. NASA/CXC/Trinity University/D. Pooley et al.

New era of astronomy uncovers clues about the cosmos

Astronomers are now able to detect a host of signals streaming through the universe. This newfound ability is like gaining new senses and it's opening the door to understanding the cosmos.
SCI+POP adalah sebuah proyek media sosial baru yang membagikan gambar untuk menyampaikan hasil penelitian dan tanggapan atas kebijakan tentang sains dan kesehatan. Author provided

Kolaborasi ilmuwan dan seniman membuat kebenaran lebih menarik ketimbang kebohongan

Kita memproses informasi visual dengan sangat cepat jika dibandingkan dengan teks. Kebenaran vaksinasi, genom, dan isu kesehatan lainnya lebih efektif disampaikan melalui gambar grafis.
Conservation groups are organizing soccer games to help bridge the gaps between park rangers and communities. (Shutterstock)

How soccer games can help protect wildlife

Environmental organizations are using games to engage communities on conservation matters.

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