University of Alberta

Is There a Case to be Made for Letting Canada's Wildfires Burn?

DeSmog Canada | Posted 07.08.2015 | Canada British Columbia
DeSmog Canada

Those studying the issue say the human toll of wildfire needs to be balanced against the reality that vulnerable forests are going to burn either way -- especially given the mounting pressures presented by climate change.

Graphic Anti-Abortion Display Causing Friction On Campus

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.02.2015 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - The president of the University of Alberta is aware of concerns over an upcoming anti-abortion display, but says the school supports freedo...

The Atlantic Ocean May Be Doomed

Huffington Post Canada | Christian Cotroneo | Posted 12.03.2014 | Canada Alberta

Here comes the new supercontinent. There goes the neighbourhood. That neighbourhood being the Atlantic Ocean -- a 106,400,000-square-kilometre ...

Widower Heads Back To School To Study Cancer That Killed His Wife

CP | Chris Purdy, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.01.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Powel Crosley was lost after his wife died of a rare form of ovarian cancer.But he felt compelled to carry on her fight somehow against the...

Profs Pull Clever Stunt To Skewer High Executive Pay

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 06.19.2014 | Canada Alberta

Some Canadian academics have come up with a cheeky way to expose the massive pay gap between instructors and university administration — by applying...

WATCH: Rap Video Steals From Everyone To Make A Point

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 02.05.2014 | Canada Alberta

In the music industry there are often allegations of artists ripping-off lyrics and sampling songs without permission, but we've never seen such blata...

LOOK: Menacing Earthworms Invade

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 01.28.2014 | Canada Alberta

They're not exactly the massive, menacing creatures that drag-raced their way through 'Tremors,' but researchers say earthworms are posing their own k...

12 Dinosaur Myths That Will Blow Your Mind

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Alberta

The pteranodon was an agile flying dinosaur, while other dinosaurs made the world's oceans their homes. Of all the things we know about dinosaurs, ...

University Increases Tuition

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.16.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Students at the University of Alberta are facing higher tuition fees next year.U of A president Indira Samarasekera says in a blog posting...

The Ultimate List Of How To Beat Procrastination

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada Alberta

It is that time of year again - end of year. Ti's the season when businesses close books, students face exams, and when revelers struggle to fit in...

Sustainability Issues And The Social Costs Of The Oilsands

DeSmog Canada | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Alberta
DeSmog Canada

It was less than six months ago that a handful of energy companies resorted to selling off portions of their stake in the oil patch after failing to garner the kind of investor support they needed to fund major projects.

WATCH: Can We See The Past Through Photos?

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 11.04.2013 | Canada Alberta

A new video series by the University of Alberta will make you wonder why university classes ever needed to longer than a minute. Arts in 60 Seconds...

I Can't Accept A World Where Girls Aren't Empowered

Lucy Miller | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Alberta
Lucy Miller

I can't accept a world where girls have to worry about becoming a child bride, or being raped, or sold, or abused. I can't accept a world where girls aren't allowed to go to school, to become leaders in their community, to make choices and to be happy. Yet that is the world we live in.

10 Books Every Student Should Read

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 10.08.2013 | Canada Alberta

As post-secondary readers across the country hit the books, students at the University of Alberta aim to cut through the clutter. As learners tackl...

Pee: Way More Complicated Than You Thought

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 09.06.2013 | Canada Alberta

Unless it starts to smell funny or come out a strange colour, most of us don't give a lot of thought to our pee. But researchers at the University...

Gender-Neutral Washrooms Introduced On University Campus

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 08.29.2013 | Canada Alberta

Students at an Alberta university have one more option when looking for a washroom between classes. The University of Alberta had introduced gender...

Major University Cuts Announced

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 08.23.2013 | Canada Alberta

Major cuts are expected at the University of Alberta (UofA), an institution that faced a huge gap in funding from the provincial government's budget t...

University Of Alberta's Chair Defends Budget

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 08.22.2013 | Canada Alberta

The chair of the University of Alberta's board of directors is disregarding the notion that the institution's financial planning is weak. Doug Goss...

UofA's Program Cuts Criticized

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 08.19.2013 | Canada Alberta

The University of Alberta plans to axe twenty Arts programs with low enrollment - a move that is being heavily criticized by many as a blow to both th...

University To Suspend Arts Programs

CBC News | Posted 10.18.2013 | Canada Alberta

A University of Alberta dean is asking the Faculty of Arts to suspend admission into 20 programs in languages, design, music and theatre. ...

The Full And Disturbing Impact Of Melting Arctic Ice

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.01.2013 | Canada Alberta

A review of the latest research on the Arctic says the accelerating loss of sea ice is kicking the legs out from under the entire northern dinner tabl...

New Research Unravels Mystery Of The Human Brain

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 07.24.2013 | Canada Alberta

New research from the University of Alberta brings science one step closer to understanding and preventing memory loss. The research finds that whe...

The One Thing "Don't Be That Girl" Got Right

Graham Templeton | Posted 09.11.2013 | Canada Living
Graham Templeton

Rape education and prevention currently gives precisely no thought to appealing to its actual audience, and approaches men in a way that immediately puts them in a defensive frame of mind. Perhaps it's time to consider that what we need is not more anti-rape initiatives, but smarter ones.

Edmonton To Become Newest Isotopes Producer

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.01.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - The University of Alberta has opened a new cyclotron facility at its south Edmonton campus.The facility will make a reliable supply of medi...

400-Year-Old Moss Brought Back To Life

CP | Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.27.2013 | Canada Alberta

Plants that managed to re-grow after centuries buried under Arctic glaciers could prove useful for would-be pioneers hoping to explore life on other p...