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Shrub growth helps counteract climate warming, says University of Alberta researcher

Edmonton Journal - ‎May 22, 2016‎
Changes to plant life in the arctic may actually help reduce climate warming in some regions, a University of Alberta researcher has discovered.
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Employers and students benefit from Alberta government's $7-per-hour wage subsidy

Edmonton Journal - ‎May 19, 2016‎
John Wagner, 20, a University of Alberta mining engineering student, got a seasonal job as a geological assistant with Dahrouge Geological Consulting Ltd.

Opera singer Caitlin Wood wins Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Award

St. Albert Gazette - ‎21 hours ago‎
Wood's professional career became airborne after receiving the 2013 Richard Bradshaw Graduate Fellowship from the University of Toronto's Opera School. A year later as a member of Vancouver Opera's Yulanda M. Faris Young Artist Award Program she ...

W-18: how an Alberta-made drug wound up on the streets

MetroNews Canada - ‎May 26, 2016‎
W-18, which police say is 100 times stronger than fentanyl, was invented by Alberta chemists at the University of Alberta in 1981 for the purpose of being a painkiller, according to Stephanie Borgland, associate professor of pharmacology at the ...

Alberta government to investigate private medical clinic in Calgary - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Some patient bills itemize costs for this work, and are structured so that patients and their employers, through health-spending accounts, may apply the expense as a tax deduction.
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Prenatal fruit consumption boosts babies' cognitive development

EurekAlert (press release) - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Piush Mandhane, senior author of the paper and associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Alberta's Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, made the discovery using data from the Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development (CHILD) Study--a ...

Edmonton conference asks how to save North America's Chinatowns

Edmonton Sun - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Edmonton Chinatown Conference takes place June 11-12 at the University of Alberta. It's organized by the Chinese Benevolent Association of Edmonton, the U of A Faculty of Education and Edmonton Chinese Community Organizations.

Weekend rainfall a blessing for Alberta's agricultural industry - ‎May 22, 2016‎
On Saturday and Sunday alone, Edmonton received as much precipitation as it has in the past six months, including snowfall, said Stan Blade, dean of the University of Alberta's Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences. "It's a fantastic ...
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'Salu-salo' solidarity with Filipino victims of Alberta wildfire - ‎May 25, 2016‎
RED DEER, Alberta - With Filipino food galore, a “salu-salo” on Friday, May 20 hosted victims of the ongoing wildfire in Alberta to let them forget their grim experiences for a night and bring to life the spirit of damayan. Over 200 Filipino evacuees ...
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How grassroots Tories changed their party's definition of marriage - ‎4 hours ago‎
One night last fall, Joseph Heap, a 26-year-old northern Alberta electrical engineer was scanning political news on Reddit when he came across a curious post about a Conservative policy plank.
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Urban planning, landscaping, could help prevent future wildfire disasters - ‎8 hours ago‎
While the Province gets set to start bringing residents back to Fort McMurray June 1st, planners may be taking a hard look at any future development in the community.

The Woodstock Taekwon-Do Club won 13 medals at the John Lemieux Memorial Tournament

Woodstock Sentinel Review - ‎10 hours ago‎
The Oxford Crush under-18 girls' volleyball team participated in Volleyball Canada's under-18 national championship at the University of Alberta in Edmonton May 6 to 8. The nationals are divided into three divisions with each division separating into a ...

University of Calgary spent $90000 on legal fees related to CBC request for information - ‎15 hours ago‎
As for Lougheed, he's no longer a lobbyist for the University of Calgary. Now he's chairman of the board of the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, whose former director of government relations actively solicited an illegal political donation ...

Kubongo runs roughshod over Team North at Alberta Senior Bowl

Edmonton Sun - ‎May 23, 2016‎
The running back for the Notre Dame Pride, who is committed to joining the University of Calgary Dinos program next year, set a new Football Alberta Senior Bowl record for rushing with 197 yards and one touchdown on 22 carries to help lead Team South ...

Four Algoma U students to present at Alberta Conference

SooToday - ‎8 hours ago‎
Algoma University is pleased to announce that four social work students have been selected to present at the Congress of Social Sciences and Humanities' prestigious National Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE) conference, from May ...
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New Research Finds Eating Fruit During Pregnancy Could Make Your Child Smarter

Romper - ‎6 hours ago‎
We wanted to know if more fruit intake improves our ability to learn, associate professor of pediatrics at University of Alberta's Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry and lead author of the study Piush Mandhane wrote in the journal EbioMedicine. “We found ...

More fruit during pregnancy linked to high IQ in babies: Canadian study

CTV News - ‎May 18, 2016‎
Examining data from the Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development study, University of Alberta scientists found that if pregnant women ate six or seven servings of fruit a day, their infants placed six or seven points higher on an IQ scale at ...

Rainy long weekend in Edmonton Capital Region

CTV News - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Stan Blade, dean of the University of Alberta's Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences, said the much needed rain has provided an almost ideal situation - preventing what could have been a devastating repeat for farmers in the province.

Fortney: Literary icon Margaret Atwood on floods, fires and compassion

Calgary Herald - ‎9 hours ago‎
Hosted by the University of Calgary's faculty of nursing, it is part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2016, an annual event this year hosted by the U of C and will see more than 8,000 scholars descend on campus from May 28 to June ...