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Edmonton researchers warn popping balloons as loud as shotgun blasts

Bill Hodgetts doesn’t want to be a party-pooper. The Edmonton audiologist and father of two young girls says he often wondered if there was something more dangerous than disdainful about noisy children’s birthday parties, so he went to his lab and started bursting balloons. 402 more words


AB Liberals speaks for injury prevention via Calgary Herald

The province’s slashing of more than a third of an injury prevention program’s budget will wound Albertans, Liberal leader Dr. David Swann said Friday. Last year, the NDP government reduced its funding to the Injury Prevention Centre at the University of Alberta from $1,585,500 to $1 million, a nearly 37 per cent cut, said Swann. 

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Rabbi Lindsey bat Joseph's address at Augustana Campus, U of A

On Tuesday of this week, I attended a talk by Rabbi Lindsey bat Joseph, titled, “Dancing on our Enemy’s Grave?: Coming to Terms With Victory and Peace,” in the chapel of Augustana Campus, the University of Alberta. 908 more words


More sleep, less commuting: U of A wants students to live on campus

The University of Alberta is trying to entice students to make the move to campus.

Billboards leading into Edmonton and throughout the city point out the long commute, and how living in residence would mean more time to sleep. 559 more words


To vape or not to vape: Alberta expert says research is lacking

Vaping – or the use of e-cigarettes – has become more and more popular in Canada, but a University of Alberta smoking cessation expert says far more research on the potential risks is needed. 710 more words


Ancient ice samples from northern Canada en route to University of Alberta

The University of Alberta is preparing to accept some icy, cold research samples next week.

Twelve ice cores, which are a part of the Canadian Ice Core Archive, are currently on a more than 3,000 kilometre journey from Ottawa to Edmonton to be used for research. 322 more words


Edmonton researchers help make Jurassic Park-like dinosaur discovery

University of Alberta paleontologists have helped to make a new dinosaur discovery.

The local paleontologists joined a team of international researchers that found a tiny segment of dinosaur tail preserved in a nugget of amber from Myanmar. 370 more words