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University of Alberta virologist Michael Houghton jointly wins Nobel Prize for Medicine

Articles of Interest   |   October 5, 2020

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A University of Alberta researcher known for his crucial role in identifying the virus that causes Hepatitis C has been awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Michael Houghton, director of the university’s... read more

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The 2020-21 academic year will be the best ever for postsecondary students who need a hand financially

Articles of Interest   |   July 2, 2020

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All that is fun about university and college has been pretty much wrecked by COVID-19 and physical distancing. But what students give up on the social side of their postsecondary education will be offset by... read more

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Canadian Arctic awash in microplastics, study finds

Articles of Interest   |   June 18, 2020

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Canada’s Arctic waters are widely contaminated by microplastics – minuscule particles and fibres that come from plastic debris that has broken down and remains in the environment with unknown effects. In the first large-scale survey... read more

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New report identifies 308 plant and animal species found only in Canada

Articles of Interest   |   June 4, 2020

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It’s known that Canada is home to tens of thousands of species of plants and animals, several hundred of which are listed under the federal Species at Risk Act. But what has been harder for... read more

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House of Commons approves $9-billion student aid package after Liberals agree to opposition changes

Articles of Interest   |   April 30, 2020

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The House of Commons approved a $9-billion package of new measures for students during a brief sitting Wednesday afternoon, after the minority Liberal government agreed to several opposition requests. The Senate will now sit Friday... read more

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On Earth Day, photographer Edward Burtynsky reflects on our duty as stewards of nature

Articles of Interest   |   April 22, 2020

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The Canadian artist writes that ‘the global call to action against COVID-19 is a test run for our inevitable fight with climate change – and that time is looming’ Edward Burtynsky is an internationally renowned... read more

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High-school research program cancelled amid funding dispute with Ontario government

Articles of Interest   |   February 28, 2020

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A funding dispute with the Ontario government has forced the abrupt closing of an elite research co-op program, leaving about 30 students in the lurch, with some concerned about earning enough credits to graduate on... read more

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Save more and ease your feelings of financial stress

Articles of Interest   |   January 20, 2020

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Financial stress is all about not saving enough. Income levels play a role, too, but not as big as you might think. Generational differences between, say, millennials and older people mean little. These are the... read more

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A devastating loss rips through Canada’s academic community in wake of Flight 752 tragedy

Articles of Interest   |   January 10, 2020

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Research groups across Canada are reeling in the wake of a disaster that has claimed the lives of scores of fellow students and colleagues, leaving a gaping hole in the fabric of the country’s academic... read more

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The growing strain on borrowers and four other economic trends that could make or break your finances in 2020

Articles of Interest   |   January 3, 2020

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The basics of personal finance never change – spend less than you make and save or invest the rest. What changes, constantly, are the economic factors that influence your ability to do the right thing... read more

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Banning e-cigarette sales to minors not enough to curb youth vaping, study finds

Articles of Interest   |   November 5, 2019

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Current restrictions on sales to minors in Canada aren’t effective enough to reduce vaping among youth, according to a study published Monday, prompting researchers to call for a ban on flavoured e-cigarette products. The study,... read more

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E-cigarette companies join forces to lobby against proposed vaping regulations

Articles of Interest   |   October 14, 2019

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Some of the biggest e-cigarette companies in Canada have joined forces to create an industry association to lobby against proposed government regulations amid widening concerns over the health risks of vaping. The Vaping Industry Trade... read more

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Inside Ronald McDonald House school, where seriously ill students learn and heal together

Articles of Interest   |   October 13, 2019

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It started as a five-week pilot project, but for the educators who’ve helped it grow, it’s a continuing mission to make a difference for children facing severe health problems. In the quiet moments of her... read more

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