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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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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.
Seidu Mohammed smiles after receiving his refugee claim acceptance letter in Winnipeg in May 2017. The Ghanian man lost his fingers to frostbite after crossing the Canada-U.S. border at an irregular spot. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

The deadly consequences of proposed Canadian asylum restrictions

Tightening Canada's borders won’t deter asylum seekers. The proposed restrictions will only make refugees’ journeys more dangerous.
Plusieurs études ont prouvé que les gens qui mangent beaucoup de fromage ne risquent pas plus que les autres de développer une maladie cardiovasculaire. Shutterstock

Surprise: manger du fromage aide à contrôler votre glycémie

Plusieurs études ont prouvé que les gens qui mangent beaucoup de fromage ne risquent pas plus que les autres de développer une maladie cardiovasculaire.
A study from the University of Alberta suggests that the beneficial effects of cheese might not be related to fat but to some other component, such as protein or calcium. (Shutterstock)

Why cheese may help control your blood sugar

A recent research study found that cheese reduced insulin resistance in prediabetic rat models.
None of the students in this study talked about classrooms as a place to deconstruct or challenge stereotypes and misinformed views they face about Arabs and Islam. loubna benamer/unsplash

Arab Muslim Canadian high school students call for globalized curriculum to change stereotypes

Interviews with Arab Albertan students reveal encounters with uneducated views of who they are in schools -- a troubling situation particularly when hate crimes have been on the rise.
By portraying himself as Guardian of Alberta, Jason Kenney easily moved from opposition leader to premier. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Jason Kenney won by portraying himself as the Guardian of Alberta

Jason Kenney took a well-worn path to the premiership by portraying himself as the Guardian of Alberta. But remarkably, he played this role successfully when he was opposition leader.
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.


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