University of Alberta

Gross New Study Reveals The Truth About Pee In Public Pools

The Huffington Post Canada | Michelle Butterfield | Posted 03.01.2017 | Canada Alberta

You probably don't want to know.

Popping A Balloon Can Be As Loud As A Shotgun Blast: Study

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.31.2017 | Canada


The University Of Alberta Responded To Satire In The Worst Way

John Carpay | Posted 01.03.2017 | Canada Alberta
John Carpay

Censorship always stems from the same impulse: the authorities are firmly convinced they have the absolute truth, and are therefore entitled to suppress what they deem to be false. A recent display of this censorship impulse occurred at the University of Alberta Law Faculty.

Edmonton Man Wanted For Noose Threats Released Without Charges

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 12.08.2016 | Canada Alberta

He told the women, "This is for you."

These Canadian Universities Will Make You The Most Employable

The Huffington Post Canada | Jessica Chin | Posted 11.23.2016 | Canada Business

Six Canadian schools are in the top 100 worldwide.

These Two-Faced Universities Threaten Free Expression On Campus

John Carpay | Posted 11.08.2016 | Canada Living
John Carpay

"Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue," goes the old saying. At Canadian public universities, hypocrisy threatens to destroy one of higher education's most cherished and long-standing virtues: the free exchange of ideas.

Turban-Tying Event Fights Racism Against The Sikh Community

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 09.28.2016 | Canada Alberta

"I mean, people don't realize, but the name 'Sikh' actually means 'to learn.'"

Diversity Requires Effort For All Canadians

Raj Grewal | Posted 09.23.2016 | Canada Politics
Raj Grewal

Discrimination still exists and the racist posters that surfaced across the University of Alberta campus this week were a reminder of that fact. The posters featured a picture of a Sikh man and disparaging captions targeting Sikh values. As a turban-wearing Sikh, the hatred and ignorance that motivates such material is very close to home for me and the broader Sikh community.

Edmonton Tests Smart Cars That Can Talk To The Road

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 09.22.2016 | Canada Alberta

The connected vehicles will be able to warn drivers of pedestrians.

U Of A Removes Racist Posters From Campus

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.20.2016 | Canada Alberta

Twelve of the posters were found on the Edmonton campus.

U Of A Researcher To Track Health Of Fort Mac Firefighters

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.18.2016 | Canada Alberta

Hazardous smoke is a concern for the responders.

Alberta Students Call For Action To Reduce Fentanyl Deaths

CP | John Cotter, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.16.2016 | Canada Alberta

"More than 270 Albertans have died needlessly in fentanyl-related deaths."

Students Invent Healthy 'Gelato' Made Out Of Beans

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 03.15.2016 | Canada Alberta

And people say it tastes just like the real thing.

Much-Needed Mental Health Money For Alberta Students Up In The Air

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 02.24.2016 | Canada Alberta

Schools may be forced to reduce support for programs already at capacity.

Removing Fluoride From Water Did This To Calgary Kids' Teeth

The Huffington Post Canada | Jessica Chin | Posted 02.17.2016 | Canada Alberta

Calgary eliminated fluoride from its water in 2011.

The 5 Best Canadian Universities For International Students | Posted 02.11.2017 | Canada Living

With a quality education system and reputation as a safe and multi-cultural country, Canada is rated at the top of the list of places for international students to study. Canada is indeed a very open and welcoming community for international students of all nationalities; however, some cities offer a more seamless transition than others.

Conservative Muslims Must Address Their Deep-Rooted Heterosexism

Junaid Jahangir | Posted 02.09.2017 | Canada Living
Junaid Jahangir

We are told that the prohibition of homosexuality is black and white in Islam. Comparisons are often made between sins like eating pork, drinking wine, committing adultery and homosexuality. However, all such arguments do not reflect a reasonable understanding of Islamic law, which is meant for the welfare of human beings and not for sole subjugation.

Students Prepare To Launch First Alberta-Made Satellite Into Space

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 02.02.2016 | Canada Alberta

"Hopefully this is just the beginning."

Alberta University Adds Gender-Neutral Option To Application Forms

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 02.02.2016 | Canada Alberta

"Students deserve equitable treatment regardless of their gender identity."

Stop Hosting Hateful Speakers In The Name Of Religious Freedom

Junaid Jahangir | Posted 01.13.2017 | Canada Living
Junaid Jahangir

University is a place where students can freely exchange ideas but equally feel safe to do so. Students should feel safe in the knowledge that whether they identify as religious, gay, atheist, etc. or as any intersection of these, they would not be subjected to derision and scorn.

There's No Such Thing As A Mid-Life Crisis: Study

CP | Chris Purdy, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.12.2016 | Canada Alberta

A University of Alberta study surveyed the same 1,500 people for up to 25 years.

Universities Can Afford To Provide All Workers With Fair Pay

Larry Rousseau | Posted 11.20.2016 | 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 11.12.2016 | 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."