University of Alberta

Universities Can Afford To Provide All Workers With Fair Pay

Larry Rousseau | Posted 11.20.2015 | Canada Business
Larry Rousseau

More and more, administrators are squeezing their workers as much as possible to cover teaching and research. Sessional lecturers are being used as low-cost labour for the former while the latter is now increasingly being undertaken by postdoctoral scholars.

Alberta Universities Up Their Support For Syrian Refugees

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 11.16.2015 | Canada Alberta

"I am a proud U of A student knowing that our community is doing what we can for displaced Syrian people."

The 10 Best Canadian Universities For Dining And Nightlife | Posted 11.19.2015 | Canada Living

Restaurants and nightlife are a quintessential part of any university experience. Whether your scene is eating homestyle stew or sharing a local microbrew with pals, there's nothing like a night on the town to take your mind off school. We compiled a list of the top 10 schools and featured a hot spot from each one.

Sarah Rieger

'Renounce Your Heritage,' Tory Candidate Reportedly Tells Voter | Sarah Rieger | Posted 10.07.2015 | Canada Alberta

"Just to make sure I wasn't crazy, I asked him ... and he repeated himself."

As a Muslim, I Believe There Is No Room for Transphobia in Islam

Junaid Jahangir | Posted 10.02.2015 | Canada Living
Junaid Jahangir

Both conservative Muslims and Catholics talk of mercy and compassion, but it seems they draw the limits at LGBT persons. While they have been able to get past difficult texts on slavery and concubinage, they have not been as successful on texts that are used to repress sexual minorities. Given the Prophet's teaching of "doing no harm and accepting no harm," it is clear that any Muslim position in Canada should not be based on the fear-mongering of transphobic "Muslim" and "Christian" groups. Indeed, justifying one's transphobia under the guise of religious freedom is unconscionable.

The Desecration of the Edmonton Genocide Memorial Garden

Junaid Jahangir | Posted 10.01.2015 | Canada Alberta
Junaid Jahangir

Rev. Brooks, has offered refuge to many people who needed help, letting them stay with her, connecting them with resources, gently encouraging them or simply by listening to them graciously. This time, she needs our help. She would need help in setting up the memorial site again.

'Dimmer Switch' May Be 'Game Changer' For Diabetes Research

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.22.2015 | Canada Alberta

MacDonald says the discovery could lead to a new way of treating the disease in the future.

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...