Logging into graduate school as an international student, 2: What to consider when choosing which province to study in

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Tarryn Bourhill and Jasleen Grewal, Communication, Education & Outreach editors Deciding to pursue graduate studies as an international student is a complex process. This series of posts is intended to provide resources and support to students in their decision-making as they explore graduate school opportunities in Canada. You can read more about financing your studies […]

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Emily Olson: Bee whisperer and Communications, Outreach & Education editor

Spending summers on the shores of Lac Ste Anne, Alberta, as a child, Emily developed a love of nature at an early age. Inspecting insects, plants, and fish sparked an interest for biology that eventually lead her to a Bachelor’s degree in Conservation Biology at the University of Alberta. During her education, she became a […]

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The research labs abandoned during COVID-19

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What does the global pandemic mean for health research funding in Canada?   Jasleen Grewal, Communications, Education & Outreach editor The pandemic has placed unique demands on research efforts at universities and healthcare institutions around the world. In Canada, efforts have ramped up to support rapid testing for COVID-19 infections and create a vaccine. The […]

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Flashback to some quirky science stories from the last decade

Jasleen Grewal, Communication, Education and Outreach editor This decade is undeniably off to a scary start, what with the Australian bushfires, the Persian Gulf crisis escalation, and now, the COVID-19 pandemic. We thought it would be a nice break from current events to look back at the last decade and collate some of the popular […]

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Anthropocene: The Human Epoch, Film Review

Phosphorus tailings pond, near Lakeland, Florida. Image courtesy of the Nicholas Metivier Gallery

Jasman Sahota, guest contributor The environment is constantly changing. But to what extent is the environment shaped by human activities? The Anthropocene Working Group, an international group of geologists and scientists, has deliberated on this question for the past nine years and concluded that humans are now the dominant cause of lasting impacts on the […]

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