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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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With four tiny legs and an extraordinarily long body, a fossil of the snake-like lizard Tetrapodophis amplectus has created controversy. (Julius Csotonyi)

A fossil of a snake-like lizard has generated controversy beyond its identity

In 2015, a published article described the fossil of a four-legged snake. New research has revealed that it is in fact a lizard, and the fossil is the centre of a scientific ethics debate.
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney gives a COVID-19 update in Edmonton in September 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Why Alberta lacks a mandate to reopen Canada’s Constitution

Given low levels of turnout and high levels of “no” support in urban areas, Alberta lacks a clear mandate to press for changes to Canada’s Constitution after its equalization referendum.
Even if Alberta was motivated to increase vaccination rates through direct government intervention, the measures may not succeed given conservatives’ lack of faith in the province, the premier and the cabinet. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Financial insecurity and right-wing beliefs drive COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among Albertans

We surveyed Albertans, and while most were vaccinated, we found certain groups were less likely to be vaccinated than others. Those being people facing economic hardship and political affiliation.
Beberapa program secara tidak langsung telah membantu mencegah emisi gas rumah kaca dan membantu masyarakat beradaptasi. Berbagai negara dunia harus mulai memperhatikan ini untuk memahami seberapa dekat kita dengan Perjanjian Paris. (Shutterstock)

COP26: Bagaimana dunia mengukur kemajuan aksi iklim Perjanjian Paris dan memastikan akuntabilitas setiap negara

Setiap lima tahun sekali, beberapa negara harus mengevaluasi kemajuan mereka menuju misi Perjanjian Paris. Tetapi pengadaannya kurang detail sehingga kemajuan dalam aksi iklim sulit diukur.
An Afghan musician poses for a portrait with his dilruba in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sept. 18, 2021. About a month after the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan, the music is starting to go quiet. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

The global music community must help Afghan musicians resist a Taliban music ban

The international community, particularly the music and music research communities, must stand with the Afghan musicians when it comes to protecting their cultural rights and human rights.
People getting vaccinated may still have questions about COVID-19 vaccines, like why it takes two doses — and then two weeks — to take full effect. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

I work at a COVID-19 vaccine clinic. Here’s what people ask me when they’re getting their shot — and what I tell them

A medical student answers questions he gets asked at a COVID-19 vaccine clinic: Efficacy versus real-world effectiveness, immune response and how the mRNA vaccines compare to vaccines already in wide use.
Some programs or activities may inadvertently help curb greenhouse gas emissions or help communities adapt. Countries must take stock of these if we are to fully understand how close we are to meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement. (Shutterstock)

COP26: How the world will measure progress on the Paris climate agreement and keep countries accountable

Every five years nations must evaluate their progress towards the goals of the Paris Agreement. But this “stocktake” lacks detail making it difficult to measure progress on climate action.
When the messenger is distrusted, adherence to public health advice fails. Anti-mask protesters hold signs during a demonstration against measures taken by public health authorities to curb the spread of COVID-19 in St. Thomas, Ont., in November 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Robins

Public health campaigns can be ruined by the personal conduct of politicians

When politicians disregard public health directives, new research shows it causes the public to distrust governments’ handling of crises like the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sprinter Amerika Allyson Felix merayakan bersama putrinya Camryn setelah finis kedua dalam lomba lari 400 meter putri di US Olympic Track and Field Trials pada 20 Juni. AP Photo/Ashley Landis

Olimpiade Tokyo menjadi Olimpiade bersejarah bagi para ibu

Sekarang kehamilan tidak lagi menandai akhir karir seorang atlet, banyak atlet elit tidak hanya kembali ke olahraga, tapi terus memecahkan rekor pribadi dan dunia sebagai ibu baru.
Wildfires not only trigger evacuations, they limit the possible escape routes. (BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, TranBC/flickr)

We can’t predict the next wildfire disaster – but we can plan for it

Efforts to predict wildfire risk and to prioritize mitigation efforts aren’t enough. We must prepare for fire disasters wherever possible and decide what we’ll do when they happen.
American sprinter Allyson Felix celebrates with her daughter Camryn after finishing second in the women’s 400-metre race at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials on June 20. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

The Tokyo Olympics will be the Games of all mothers

The Tokyo Games might be the most gender-equal games in history, but many competition barriers still exist for elite athletes who are mothers.
An upside down maple leaf is tucked behind a plaque as people gather on Parliament Hill in Ottawa at a rally to honour the lives lost to residential schools and demand justice for Indigenous peoples, on Canada Day, July 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Reconciliation and Residential Schools: Canadians need new stories to face a future better than what we inherited

Considering our relationships to stories about the past and looking at learning as a process of encounter can help Canadians to become better treaty partners.
Instead of returning to the northern research status quo, researchers should make community health and well-being the top priority. Above: Nain, Nunatsiavut. Christina Goldhar

‘Return to normal’ travel and research may bring hazards to northern, Indigenous communities

Summer 2021 is too soon for southern-based researchers and travellers to return to northern, Indigenous communities in the wake of COVID-19, for research fieldwork or leisure.

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