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University of Alberta researchers aim to close the 'fiber gap'

Edmonton Journal - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
University of Alberta researchers want to find out how a lack of fiber in modern diets is affecting the human body and whether it's contributing to chronic diseases.

Province appoints University of Alberta professor as new seniors advocate

Edmonton Journal - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
A University of Alberta psychology professor was named Thursday as the province's new seniors advocate, ending a wait of more than two years for the government to fill the role.
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University of Alberta paleontologist offers fresh clues to evolutionary origins of new species

Edmonton Journal - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
University of Alberta's Philip Currie, one of the world's most renowned vertebrate paleontologists, has been conducting fieldwork in Argentina for the past two decades and he, along with Argentinian colleague Rodolfo Coria, found the skeleton of ...

All-time Alberta Golden Bears basketball leading scorer signs contract in Japan

Edmonton Journal - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
The University of Alberta Golden Bears' all-time leading scorer in men's basketball is heading to Japan. Jordan Baker, who ended his five-year collegiate career with the Golden Bears in 2014 with 1,698 points, signed a one-year contract with the Iwate ...

BioLargo Showcasing its Breakthrough Water Treatment System – Alpha Commercial Prototype At University of Alberta - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
One year ago, experts from industry, academia, government, and finance were presented with what could soon be known as the biggest breakthrough in water treatment in decades.
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University of Alberta professors weigh in on impact of 'Pokemon Go' and its place in tech world

Edmonton Examiner - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
At the University of Alberta, for example, scientists like Dr. Pierre Boulanger, with the department of computing science, have been using AR technology to project CT Scan and MRI results directly onto the body of a patient, allowing doctors and nurses ...

Maintaining a healthy heart through bile acids

McGill Newsroom - ‎40 minutes ago‎
Groundbreaking research from the University of Alberta and McGill University has opened the door towards the future prevention of cardiac fibrosis—a condition leading to heart failure for which there is currently no treatment.

Net-zero egg barn with solar energy opens in Alberta - ‎6 hours ago‎
"This project really is a first of its kind in Canada in trialing new technologies that could potentially define the new normal for energy efficiency and reducing climate impacts for animal housing," said Nathan Pelletier, a University of British ...
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Alberta carbon tax regime to be most stringent in Canada, Ecofiscal Commission report says - ‎1 hour ago‎
Different systems across country. Chris Ragan, the McGill University economist and commission chairman, says an early version of the paper was sent to the working group about six weeks ago.
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Women and men differ in how they can stave off Alzheimer disease, U of A researchers find

Edmonton Journal - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Doing crossword puzzles, daily walks, and eating nutritious meals - Alzheimer disease researchers have been studying in earnest whether habits like these can prevent the onset of dementia.

Experts explain the story behind Alberta's power purchase legal action - ‎3 hours ago‎
Nigel Bankes, University of Calgary. "A PPA is an arrangement whereby the owners, such as Atco, Edmonton Power, TransAlta, were allowed to retain ownership of those assets, but they were effectively forced to sell what's referred to as the bidding ...

Alberta wants 'local benefit' criteria added to free-trade deal - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Getting any special dispensation under existing or future trade agreements will be extremely difficult, said Rolf Mirus, a former international business professor at the University of Alberta. Mirus said trade agreements are designed to keep all ...

STUDY: Reduce bird window deaths with these tips - ‎55 minutes ago‎
WATCH ABOVE: A University of Alberta researcher has published a new study about how to reduce residential bird window collision deaths.
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Enron clause: Alberta asks court to make power companies pay for electricity contracts

Calgary Herald - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Alberta's NDP government is taking legal action to stop power companies from offloading money-losing contracts onto the public - at a potential cost of $2 billion - with the province arguing that its own regulation allowing the corporations to do so ...
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University of Calgary researcher using NASA satellite to predict Alberta forest

Calgary Sun - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
PM_CS20160720HO001 Quazi Hassan is an engineering professor at University of Calgary who for the last five years has been using freely accessible NASA satellite data to forecast forest fires in Alberta-- his funding has just been renewed and his ...

How the technology of Pokemon Go could transform everything from medicine to movies

MetroNews Canada - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
At the University of Alberta, someone is thinking about how the technology behind Pokemon Go could transform everything from medicine to entertainment.
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'Not a difficult concept': Alberta judge overrules sexual assault acquittal

CTV News - ‎13 hours ago‎
An Alberta judge has overruled the acquittal of a teenage boy on sexual assault charges, and given a lower court judge a blistering lesson on consent.

University of Lethbridge professor takes to the skies for cross-country research mission - ‎14 hours ago‎
They'll repeat former surveys in northern Ontario and Manitoba, parts of Saskatchewan and the Peace-Athabasca delta in Alberta. They'll then conduct surveys in the Northwest Territories, including areas near Yellowknife, Fort Smith, Norman Wells and ...

City resolves treasurer vacancy

Estevan Mercury - ‎8 hours ago‎
Firth has a bachelor of commerce with a major in accounting from the University of Alberta. She worked with Alberta Power, Luscar Coal, the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission, and with an oilfield company as their financial controller, before moving ...

How academic research is subject to racism, sexism

The Globe and Mail - ‎18 hours ago‎
But smarter companies think differently, says Dr. Etzion, who recently tackled the topic of public disclosure and the oil and gas industry in a research project co-authored with Joel Gehman of the University of Alberta. These businesses realize that ...