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U of A grad students give elementary schoolers a head start in learning to code

U of A graduate students are teaching Edmonton elementary students how to write computer code for simple games and apps. And though the coding may...

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U of A course shows future lawyers how to be coders

Law 589: Coding the Law, an upper-year law course developed and taught by Jason Morris, teaches students how to use Docassemble, which is...

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Soil fungi act like a support network for trees, study shows

Being highly connected to a strong social network has its benefits. Now a new University of Alberta study is showing the same goes for trees,...

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New treatment for blood cancer works by selectively interfering with cancer cell signalling: study

University of Alberta scientists have identified the mechanism of action behind a new type of precision cancer drug for blood cancers that is set...

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AI could offer big energy savings for office towers, says U of A researcher

For most of us, office cooling and heating systems are like wallpaper: you only really notice them if they catch fire. But for University of...

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Some vaccines should be mandatory but not COVID-19, says U of A expert

Canada should have a mandatory vaccination policy for childhood infectious diseases where vaccines are freely available, according to a University...

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Provincial funding boosts U of A research on autonomous systems to improve health, transportation and industry

A University of Alberta-led initiative drawing together cutting-edge research projects from across the province into one co-ordinated effort...

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How a U of A grad helps businesses harness the power of AI

Artificial intelligence can do a lot to help businesses, but its complex nature can also make it challenging to learn—which is where machine...

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U of A students tapped to help local small businesses go digital

A group of University of Alberta business students have been tapped to help small businesses in Edmonton boost their online presence in an effort...

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Targeted delivery of anti-inflammatory therapy shows promise in slowing progression of multiple sclerosis

Intranasal administration of an anti-inflammatory drug helped reduce disease progression in a preclinical model of multiple sclerosis, according to...

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Indigenous students explore pathways to environmental research in new U of A program

A new University of Alberta program with an unlikely origin sees Indigenous students serve as paid interns on environmental research projects.

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New app helps family doctors care for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities

A University of Alberta family doctor has made an app he hopes will improve medical care for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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U of A strengthens agricultural expertise

The University of Alberta’s agricultural research capacity is being strengthened as it welcomes key programs being transferred from the Government...

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Twenty per cent increase in flu vaccinations an ambitious but attainable goal: pharmacy researcher

U of A professor says COVID-19 crisis has provided much-needed public education in how vaccines can prevent deadly viruses.

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U of A launches free online course on science literacy

New course teaches learners how to think critically about science—and how to tell the difference between sound scientific studies and pseudoscience.

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‘Mobile therapist’ technology shows promise in helping cancer patients regain ability to swallow

U of A rehabilitation medicine researcher gains entrepreneurial experience as Mobili-T device hits the market.

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U of A courses help students skill up for careers in renewable energy

The University of Alberta is powering up new continuing education courses to help meet demand for workers in the renewable energy sector—one of the...

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Sugar molecules in lungs linked with risk of death from influenza

New research by a leading glycomics expert at the University of Alberta points to new drug targets that could help reduce death rates and prevent...

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AI pilot project aims to make water treatment greener, more efficient and less expensive

A pilot project leveraging the University of Alberta’s artificial intelligence expertise to improve the process of making drinking water safe is up...

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Daily use of ultrasound can speed up orthodontic treatment, prevent root damage: studies

An ultrasound device developed at the University of Alberta has been shown to help patients who wear braces get faster results and avoid long-term...

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Wearable tech will help people manage multiple sclerosis

University of Alberta researchers are teaming up with a precision-health innovator to develop a low-cost wearable sensor to help people suffering...

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U of A lab technician creates 3-D printed protective wear for health workers

Powered by 3-D printing and a desire to help during the COVID-19 pandemic, a University of Alberta lab technician has been busy creating mask...

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U of A researcher working on salt-coated masks that can kill coronavirus

U of A engineering researcher Hyo-Jick Choi's work on oral vaccines yielded a discovery that led to a new kind of protective mask, with a salt...

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New study shows which medical procedures pose COVID-19 risk to health-care providers

Research review determines aerosol-generating procedures that require enhanced personal protective equipment.

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COVID-19 has ‘created a new paradigm for developing vaccines,’ says U of A Nobel winner

A vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 is essential—and thanks to scientific advances and global will, it will likely come faster than any previous vaccine,...

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FDA approves new drug to treat common form of muscular dystrophy based on research from U of A scientist

Created using synthetic DNA, viltolarsen is an excellent example of precision medicine.

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Paleontologists identify new species of mosasaur

Ancient lizard’s long, crocodile-like snout suggests it carved out a niche in a competitive marine ecosystem.

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Ketones buy time for a failing heart but are just more fuel for a healthy one: study

Giving the heart more ketones makes it produce more energy but doesn’t make it more efficient, U of A researcher finds.

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Diamonds found with gold in Canada’s Far North offer clues to Earth’s early history

Discovery of diamonds in small rock sample hints at possibility of new deposits in area similar to world’s richest gold mine in South Africa.

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Social connections critical to success for students with learning disabilities: study

U of A education researcher offers advice on how post-secondary schools and students can foster a sense of belonging and improve learning.

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University of Alberta virologist awarded Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Michael Houghton discovered hepatitis C virus and now is developing a vaccine.

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International learning in the time of COVID-19

"I became more aware of my own global context and the differences between cultures," says CIL graduate Aislinn Makowski.

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How competitive athletes can stay motivated when they can’t compete

Athletes can find opportunities amid the challenge of cancelled sporting events, say U of A master's student and sport psychology researcher.

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Caesarean birth, prolonged labour influence infant gut bacteria, risk of childhood obesity and allergies: study

U of A researchers identify specific bacteria linked with changes in gut microbiome of infants.

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Finding the silver linings in the age of COVID-19

"There are always silver linings when you look for them. This year didn’t go as expected, but no experience is wasted.”

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U of A researchers receive $1.4M in provincial funding to fight COVID-19

Research to predict spread of pandemic a month in advance among five projects aimed at stemming spread, developing better tests and improving...

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Digital mental health treatment just as effective as in-person therapy: study

Researchers focus on post-traumatic stress injuries to Canadian military personnel, veterans and public safety personnel during COVID-19.

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Little evidence taking vitamin D prevents severe COVID-19

Getting too much vitamin D can also cause health problems, says U of A pediatric kidney specialist.

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U of A infectious disease expert helps bridge COVID-19 knowledge gap

Sharing academic expertise is integral for public awareness, says Lynora Saxinger, who has been a near-daily presence in media since the pandemic...

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U of A lab uncovers new mechanism of action against SARS-CoV-2 by antiviral drug remdesivir

Understanding how the conditionally approved COVID-19 drug works is key to improving treatments, says researcher.

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U of A group designs better CPR board for resuscitating COVID-19 patients

Pandemic inspires innovation in emergency and critical care.

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U of A researchers lead study testing for COVID-19 antibodies in Edmonton children

Project will help inform provincial tracking of COVID-19’s spread in youth as they return to school.

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U of A researcher studying how well COVID-19 safety measures are protecting Canada’s health workers

Study assessing physical and mental health effects of treating COVID-19 patients one of two U of A projects receiving more than $1.2 million in new...

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Multiple factors will influence pricing for COVID-19 vaccine in Canada: health economist

Need to supply enough for herd immunity may push down the price per dose, according to U of A expert.

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COVID-19 has changed psychiatry forever: researchers

Alberta has capacity, experience to lead the way in the new field of “crisis psychiatry,” say U of A psychiatrists.

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Antiviral used to treat cat coronavirus also works against SARS-CoV-2: U of A researchers

Fast-tracked research leads to phase 1 clinical trials.

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How to breathe easier while wearing a protective mask

Masks are safe and don’t limit breathing, says U of A respiratory expert who offers five ways to help people of all ages get used to wearing one.

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Why not using cash during COVID-19 could make you more likely to overspend

U of A experts offer tips on how to handle your money during the pandemic—including decontaminating bills and coins.

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U of A choir director aims to find out whether singing spreads COVID-19

Vocal acoustics expert recruiting singers and infectious disease specialists to assess risk of transmission.

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Researchers probe new target for potential drugs against COVID-19

Biophysicists find similarities between “frameshifting” processes in new coronavirus and SARS virus—which could open door to new drugs that prevent...

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Canadians with disabilities face barriers to financial security, researchers find

Study shows those living with disabilities average 25 per cent less in assets—and COVID-19 is making the situation worse.

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My Transition to the Online World

UAlberta international student Gurbani Baweja shares her top tips for succeeding in the transition to online learning.

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Discovery of mechanism behind HIV infections could also hold key to COVID-19: U of A researchers

New understanding leads researchers to try a new class of drugs against SARS-CoV-2 and HIV.

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Why Indigenous communities are taking COVID-19 measures into their own hands

Local responses to pandemic are a necessity to protect people at higher risk of infectious diseases—and a strong assertion of sovereignty, says U...

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Shared-use roads improve physical distancing, research shows

Edmonton study suggests making underused roads available to pedestrians and cyclists encourages healthier behaviour during pandemic—and likely...

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Eight things you need to know about the worldwide hunt for a COVID-19 vaccine

University of Alberta experts share their knowledge, hopes and fears about the chances of finding a way to inoculate the world against the deadly...

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Lessons from the Pandemic: Leadership and Childcare

How can schools reopen safely, and if they remain closed, will women's workforce participation be disproportionately affected? Tristan Patterson...

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Q&A with Becca Tanner, MSc Physical Therapy

We asked Becca Tanner, one of our Calgary-based MSc students, what it was like to learn from home last academic year. Read about her experiences...

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Obesity rates likely to rise during COVID-19 pandemic, study suggests

New consumer psychology research shows people under financial stress want to eat more of everything.

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COVID-19 may spread more than two metres through the air in some indoor areas, say experts

Recent evidence no cause for panic, says U of A infectious disease specialist.

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New diagnostic test for heart failure patients could also help COVID-19 patients: U of A researchers

New coronavirus and cardiovascular disease are linked thanks to ACE2 enzyme and may respond to same treatments.

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Does music matter in the age of COVID?

Augustana music professor Ardelle Ries sees making and listening to music as vital for health, wellness and even the human soul...especially during...

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U of A student helps organize virtual ultramarathon

Charity event will see runners choose their own 50-kilometre courses through Edmonton’s river valley trails.

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U of A sociologist compiles COVID-19 stories to document extraordinary moment in history

Contributors to new website put experiences in words, music and visual art running the gamut from optimism to despair.

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Art project aims to make viewers look twice—and think twice—before sharing COVID-19 misinformation

U of A printmaker Sean Caulfield teams up with his brother, pseudoscience debunker Timothy Caulfield, to tackle COVID-19 infodemic.

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U of A researchers work to make COVID-19 recommendations simple and understandable

Designer, emergency room doctor work on award-winning projects that show how to stop the spread.

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Flu deaths rise when cities get pro sports teams, study shows

New research has implications for reopening arenas to fans during COVID-19 pandemic.

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Six expert tips for finding good information about COVID-19

U of A librarian offers advice to help you sift through an endless stream of info and sort out what’s accurate and trustworthy.

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Public acceptance of protective masks growing in Canada

Rapid shift in perception shows people are heeding public health advice—and points to differences in how Asian and non-Asian Canadians view wearing...

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Majority of Chinese-Canadians say they’ve experienced discrimination because of COVID-19: study

Media coverage, political tension between Canada and China may be fuelling ‘shadow pandemic’ of racist behaviour, says U of A social psychologist.

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COMMENTARY || As a Sufi singer, I believe the sounds of world religions can cultivate compassion during COVID-19

Developing an "intercultural ear" can help prevent us from isolating ourselves from diverse communities in our midst, says U of A ethnomusicologist.

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University partnership with Mexico drives COVID-19 research forward

“Their passion to serve a community in need is driving them to work hard to research and develop solutions."

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Experts urge federal standards, investment to fix long-term care system

Immediate improvements for nursing home workforce needed before next crisis hits, says U of A researcher who chaired expert working group.

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Five ways COVID-19 will change the food business

New eating and shopping habits likely here to stay as pandemic measures ease, U of A food economist predicts.

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High-tech mental health support for first responders gets provincial funding boost

U of A programs use virtual reality and online gaming to help people overcome PTSD and build resilience.

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Galleries West: Sean Caulfield

Art’s role in inspiring thoughtful conversations about the coronavirus pandemic.

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Investing in green future easier said than done for Alberta, say economists

Capitalizing on an educated workforce and taking a hard look at taxation would help the province diversify its post-pandemic economy, according to...

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COMMENTARY || How the pandemic could reshape Edmonton's urban landscape

Encouraging greater density in the city doesn’t mean overcrowding—and could lead to better public health, argue urban planning experts.

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COMMENTARY || Canadian prisons in the time of COVID-19: Recommendations for the pandemic and beyond

Short-term measures to protect workers and inmates during pandemic could lead to rethinking incarceration more generally, say criminologists.

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Repurposing spaces left vacant by COVID-19 could breathe new life into cities, says researcher

New guide shows how planners can revive social life of urban centres by shifting focus of vacant spaces from commercial to cultural.

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U of A researcher to test whether COVID-19 antibodies provide long-term immunity

Study among 13 U of A projects receiving $11.3 million in federal funding for rapid research response to pandemic.

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COMMENTARY || Don't let pandemic deter taking your sick child to emergency

Emergency departments are safe, say U of A experts who explain when you should take your child to the hospital and what to expect.

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Why we need to learn to live with COVID-19

With a coronavirus vaccine likely years away and other viral threats emerging every year, shoring up health care for vulnerable groups is critical,...

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U of A clinician-scientists identify pink eye as possible primary symptom of COVID-19

Ophthalmologists encouraged to take extra precautions while working with patients who have conjunctivitis.

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Genome sequencing key to tracking, combatting COVID-19 virus: U of A researchers

Mutations in the virus as it spreads around the world provide clues to virulence, diagnostics, potential treatments.

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COMMENTARY || Drive-thru mask giveaway won't prevent COVID-19

Alberta’s plan to distribute single-use protective masks through fast-food outlets is “inequitable and ineffective,” say public health experts.

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The Right Time

“It’s been exciting to be part of the effort to support frontline workers,” says convocating graduate student David Moises Baca Lopez.

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How to launch a career during COVID-19

Expert advice on navigating the job search without sacrificing mental health

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“I just wanted to help”: Augustana lab technician uses 3D printer to print personal protective equipment

David King took his passion for helping Augustana Campus into the community by printing PPE for frontline healthcare workers at the University of...

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Unique biorepository stores samples from Alberta COVID-19 patients for future research

Alberta Precision Laboratories, major universities, health foundations and AHS team up to support search for better diagnostics and treatments.

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Science in COVID-19 Crisis – A Leadership Experience During COVID-19

Billy Wang explains that in the face of the unprecedented effort to advance our understanding and address the COVID-19 crisis, it is imperative...

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Tackling an epidemic in the midst of a pandemic: UAlberta students propose a solution to combat the opioid crisis

In hopes of reducing fentanyl-related deaths, UAlberta Students have proposed a much-needed technology to test fentanyl at the street level.

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How to live from a place of hope

Hope is a fleeting concept for many and can seem even more so when faced with a pandemic. UAlberta professor emeritus, registered psychologist and...

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Northern light: How Canadian research offers hope in the fight against COVID-19

Canada is home to exceptional people working in all areas of health research—and many of them are now directing their expertise to the messy but...

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The cat’s out of the bag: How a drug for feline coronavirus could be used to treat COVID-19 in humans

Dr. Joanne Lemieux is leading a team that includes chemists and a virologist from the University of Alberta to see if a drug used for a feline...

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Failing forward: How a drug that was meant to treat Ebola could be the right fit for COVID-19

Dr. Matthias Götte previously studied HIV and hepatitis C, but when the World Health Organization published a special report about preventing...

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A breath of fresh air: Addressing the impact of ventilation systems on the spread of COVID-19

Dr. Lexuan Zhong believes that there is an important element missing from discussions about our collective efforts to curb the virus’s spread:...

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Pandemic increasing likelihood of depression and anxiety in new and expecting mothers: study

U of A researchers find staying active has physical and mental health benefits for mothers and children, including toddlers and preschoolers.

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Pandemic increases importance of entrepreneurship and innovation

Business professors see long-term growth possibilities in post-pandemic landscape.

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Student-generated map shows COVID-19 travel restrictions in Northern Canada

Project aims to document decisive response to pandemic by First Nations and remote communities, says U of A undergrad.

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You likely won’t get COVID-19 from your pets—but you could give it to them

U of A veterinary disease expert offers tips to help protect pets and livestock from possible infection.

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COMMENTARY || Four strategies to help avoid the next pandemic

U of A virus expert offers recommendations that would be easier to implement and enforce than other public health measures.

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Researchers aim to find out whether COVID-19 can spread through ventilation systems

U of A buildings to serve as “living lab” for study on whether HVAC systems can help viruses spread, and how to improve filtration to prevent it.

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Student-built dashboard gives insight into global COVID-19 picture

U of A computing science grad students build interactive tool for displaying and interpreting ever-changing data as pandemic unfolds.

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U of A spinoff company developing simple blood test to predict severity of COVID-19 in patients

Nanostics using diagnostic technology to help health professionals intervene more quickly and efficiently with patients who are likely to need...

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Antivirals best defence against a disease that may be here to stay, says COVID-19 researcher

'We hope we'll get a very effective vaccine but this is a disease that may well come back sporadically.'

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U of A researchers flag similarities between COVID-19 deaths and severe rheumatic illnesses

Medical researchers recommend rheumatic drugs, exercise to boost immune-regulating “natural killer” cells.

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U of A researcher creates science-based guide to making your own protective mask

Textiles expert creates website with instructions to help people fashion homemade cloth masks based on best available evidence.

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2018 Ebola outbreak in Congo provides public health lessons for COVID-19, say researchers

Mistrust, fear and rumours helped the virus spread, but training trusted local leaders helped stop it, U of A researchers find.

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Why COVID-19 could make the overdose epidemic worse

Social isolation can be deadly for people struggling with addictions, says U of A expert.

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How to save your summer vacation from COVID-19

Thinking differently about leisure time can help you get a family getaway despite the pandemic, say experts.

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How physiotherapy can help people recover from COVID-19

Cardiorespiratory therapy a vital part of treatment for patients during and after illness, say U of A physiotherapists.

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COVID-19 could reduce wildfire risk this season, says expert

Humans account for up to 80 per cent of Alberta’s wildfires in May, but that’s likely to change this year as public health measures keep people at...

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Standard surgical masks as good as N95 respirators for family doctors, evidence suggests

Evidence reviews of masks, goggles and shoe covers suggest individual pieces of personal protective equipment aren’t enough by themselves to...

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COMMENTARY || We can’t stress the importance of social connection enough

As we deal with COVID-19, it’s important to use technology—the very tools once thought to encourage social isolation—to fight against it, says U of...

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Understanding the appeal of conspiracy theories

Recognizing the factors that lead to a willingness to believe in conspiracy theories—including fear, uncertainty and mistrust—can help us deal with...

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Entrepreneurial thinking in action

Business professors rise to the challenge with innovations in remote delivery of classes.

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Researchers aim to find out whether wastewater gives early warning of COVID-19 cases in communities

U of A expert helping lead national pilot project to test wastewater for signs of COVID-19.

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Why everyone is baking all of a sudden

Arts and crafts are more than distractions—they’re healthy, meaningful ways to deal with our disrupted daily lives, says U of A occupational...

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Three ways to keep kids connected to sports when they can’t play during COVID-19

The benefits of competitive sports may be taking a hit during the pandemic, but there’s still plenty parents and coaches can do, says U of A expert.

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U of A researchers and Tonix Pharmaceuticals race to develop and test candidate vaccines for COVID-19

Partnerships like this one can dramatically accelerate efforts to move research from lab to community, says virologist.

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COVID-19 contact tracing reveals ethical tradeoffs between public health and privacy

Using smartphones to track possible infection is ethical—as long as it’s done with users’ consent and doesn’t identify them, says U of A expert who...

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‘Do no harm’ in rush to fill global ventilator shortage, urges U of A surgeon

Substandard equipment could pose as much risk as lack of equipment.

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Why public health measures to stem COVID-19 are the most ethical thing to do

Overloading health systems and making doctors decide who lives and who dies in a pandemic is fundamentally unfair, say U of A experts.

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U of A law professor helps 100 law students find internships despite suffering brain hemorrhage

Peter Sankoff raises more than $120,000 to help law students find summer work during pandemic.

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A common quest

How video games keep people connected

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COVID-19 dispatches: An ER doc’s new routine

When your job involves keeping front-line workers safe, you never get a day off.

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U of A pharmaceutical institute leads effort to fill looming hospital drug shortage

Local manufacturing capacity could ensure Canadian supply of two drugs needed to put COVID-19 patients on ventilators.

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We can’t stress the importance of social connection enough, says Augustana sociology professor

The detrimental effects of loneliness and isolation have been studied by sociologists and societies long before COVID-19. But now, more than ever,...

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How to find, keep and build hope

As with any skill, you need to practise.

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Deena Hinshaw: The making of an unlikely folk hero

Alberta’s chief medical officer has always shown the calmness, compassion and leadership that mark her daily COVID-19 updates, say her former...

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Video seminars a healthy source of information for seniors during COVID-19 pandemic

U of A researcher and senior care provider partner to promote healthy aging in elderly communities.

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COMMENTARY || Women's heart health shouldn't take back seat to coronavirus

Patients with heart disease are delaying treatment because of COVID-19, but women may need it now more than ever, says U of A expert.

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Helping to keep people living with disabilities moving

The Steadward Centre for Personal and Physical Achievement creates at-home programming to help those living with disabilities active during isolation.

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Elders take Indigenous cultural teachings online to support U of A students

Virtual talking circles, one-on-one counselling sessions allow two Elders to stay connected with students looking for guidance.

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COMMENTARY || How much is a zombie apocalypse like a pandemic?

Film portrayals of barren streets and public panic resemble the real world in the grip of COVID-19, says U of A cultural historian.

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Volunteering during pandemic can boost your mental health along with your career

There’s no shortage of opportunities to help others in need, say experts who recommend some ways to get involved.

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Five ways parents can encourage healthy technology use during the COVID-19 pandemic

U of A researcher weighs in on how families can balance technology use in a time when we are using it more than ever.

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Six things you need to know about the science behind wearing a homemade mask

University of Alberta infectious disease specialist sifts through the evidence.

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Five-minute ‘sweat sessions’ can keep you active and healthy while working from home

U of A physical therapists offer practical advice for a fast, effective exercise routine to avoid aches and pains from sitting too long.

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New study aims to understand how the pandemic is impacting the movement behaviours of toddlers and preschoolers

U of A researchers conducting survey of Canadian parents to find out how young children are moving during COVID-19.

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What you need to know about managing chronic medical conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic

U of A infectious disease specialist explains why underlying conditions and old age are linked to higher risks of severe disease and death.

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Feed your inner, isolated art lover

Here’s a list of arty stuff to see, do, watch and try. It’ll help you enjoy and understand the times we're in.

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U of A medical students play key role in COVID-19 hospital surge planning

Student volunteers save Alberta Health Services workers “months of work” in preparation for patient influx.

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5 tips on how to evaluate information during a pandemic

U of A Augustana public services librarian Kara Blizzard offers tips on how to sift through the overwhelming amount of information related to...

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IG in Conversation with Dr. Amy Kaler: COVID-19 and gender

The IG in Conversation series explores intersectional research of moment. In this interview, Dr. Susanne Luhmann, Director of IG, interviews...

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COVID-19 dispatches: Behind the screens with a Grade 5 teacher

Learning how to teach in the age of physical distancing.

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Daily text message service aims to help overcome mental health issues during COVID-19 pandemic

Subscribers receive practical tips on how to break the cycle of negative thoughts associated with stress, anxiety and depression.

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U of A scientist searches for drug to prevent novel coronavirus from replicating

Biophysicist aims to identify already approved drugs that could be repurposed to treat COVID-19 infection.

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UAlberta “Med Student Army” receives gift cards to local restaurants thanks to generous donor

ROHIT Group and Covenant Foundation team up to say thanks to MD students helping stop the spread of COVID-19 in Alberta.

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Why some people think COVID-19 heralds the apocalypse

For some fundamentalist Christians, the pandemic is far more than a public health threat, says U of A religious studies instructor.

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New research aims to find out how different ways of communicating during pandemic affect our health and well-being

U of A researcher conducting survey about how Canadians are keeping in touch while isolated during COVID-19.

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U of A researchers aim to find out how COVID-19 is impacting pregnant and postpartum women’s mental and physical health

A new study looks to understand the barriers the pandemic has on physical activity for pregnant and postpartum women.

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Lawyers get creative as people update wills

It’s good to review your estate planning, even in the best of times.

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Stitching the Curve: A UAlberta Library data-driven making project

The “Stitching the Curve” project seeks to capture the day-to-day values of COVID-19 cases across Canada in a work of yarncraft.

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How COVID-19 overwhelmed Canada’s long-term care system

Tragic death toll among seniors in nursing homes was half a century in the making, says elder care expert.

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University of Alberta neurologists watch for signs that COVID-19 can attack the brain

Understanding the effect now could help in directing effort for potential therapies.

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U of A economists see COVID-19 as global problem in our backyard

From policy responses to implications on the global scale, researchers are closely watching an unprecedented pandemic.

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Door levers and handrails made of compressed salt could be effective against viruses such as COVID-19

U of A researchers, startup company team up to prevent spread of viral infections through high-touch surfaces.

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Recently developed remote medical assessment tool could help flatten the COVID-19 curve

MedROAD, a virtual clinic originally developed to extend health care to remote communities, could help provide patient care while maintaining...

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COMMENTARY || Crisis or not, Alberta must not do an end-run around Health Canada

Regulation of new COVID-19 tests, drugs and vaccines is a federal responsibility for good reasons, say Alberta health law experts.

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COMMENTARY || COVID-19 cases in Africa could top one billion

Response must battle unique challenges, say global health experts who recommend a three-pronged approach.

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Biomimicry can be used to decrease or prevent the impact of future outbreaks of viral diseases, says Augustana biology professor

Professor Tomislav Terzin reflects on the anatomy of a virus and how we can use biomimicry to learn from living nature and apply the best solutions...

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University of Alberta researchers in race against time to create COVID-19 vaccine

Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology houses the critical facilities, human resources needed for success.

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How families can cope with pandemic stress

We can't control our negative thoughts and feelings, but we can choose how we respond to them, says U of A expert.

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COMMENTARY || Now is not the time to abandon key drivers of post-pandemic recovery

Economic support from governments must include the energy, resource and agricultural sectors, argues U of A business dean.

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Business as unusual

COVID-19 is taking a toll on companies. Owners offer some helpful tips.

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How to know if your pandemic drinking is getting out of hand, and what to do about it

Stress, isolation and boredom can tempt us to overindulge in alcohol, say U of A experts who recommend healthier ways to cope.

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The history & value of hand washing

While most of us have recently become more diligent about washing our hands — and washing them properly — the soap-and-20-seconds rule is nothing...

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Five tips to create a healthy workspace at home

Ergonomics expert offers advice to help employees maintain good posture while working in less than ideal settings during COVID-19 pandemic.

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U of A faculty and staff partner with AHS to ‘shield’ front-line health workers from COVID-19 using 3-D printing

New project aims to 3-D print up to 2,000 reusable face shields for use in health-care settings.

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Scientists share datasets to allow students to complete programs despite COVID-19

Data from ecological project provides valuable resource for students who can’t conduct summer field work because of pandemic.

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COVID-19 dispatches: On the front lines at an emergency shelter

From attending a birth to running a bingo: a recreation therapist’s surprising roles.

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Behind the scenes at Alberta’s COVID-19 testing laboratories

How the provincial laboratory system has ramped up to do thousands of tests per day.

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Alberta study investigates impact of early hydroxychloroquine intervention on patients battling COVID-19

Collaborative provincial research project to study effectiveness of early treatment option.

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U of A researcher studying physicians’ health before, during and after COVID-19 crisis

Rapid response surveys follow on lessons learned through study of Fort McMurray firefighters.

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U of A spinoff company searches for antiviral compounds to treat COVID-19

48Hour Discovery aims to develop clinically useful compounds by end of this year.

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U of A virology lab finds drug originally meant for Ebola is effective against a key enzyme of coronavirus that causes COVID-19

Remdesivir already in human trials in search for treatment of deadly disease.

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Working from home? Here are five tips to create a healthy workspace

Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine clinical instructor Dr. Linda Miller offers live-stream as a way to “give back to the community” during this...

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We have learned valuable lessons from historical epidemics and pandemics, says Augustana history professor

Looking back at various pandemics and epidemics throughout human history—from the Plague of Athens to smallpox—allow us a better understanding of...

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How to neutralize negative COVID-19 thoughts

A psychiatrist’s guide to busting up bad thought patterns.

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Canada’s resilience through COVID-19 hinges on how we treat our most vulnerable, say experts

Societies fare better during and after disasters when people co-operate and support each other, research shows.

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How much do I need to clean at home?

COVID-19 spreads easily, but some simple housekeeping habits can help you keep it from invading your home, according to U of A virologist.

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Canadian researchers launch clinical trial testing effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine for treating COVID-19

Scientists hope to enrol thousands of Canadians in new study.

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What would Jane Austen do?

We’re turning to literature not just because we have more time on our hands but also because we’re trying to understand our moment.

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Why some local businesses will get through COVID-19 better than others

Family firms and retailers with online presence more likely to survive economic standstill and changes in consumer behaviour that will follow, say...

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What we’ve learned from the Spanish flu—and what we haven’t

Public and political responses to COVID-19 bear some striking similarities to 1918 influenza pandemic, say experts.

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When the lectern is in the living room

Three instructors share their tips for teaching online

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The resiliency of artists

Lee Playwright in Residence Meg Braem on her new Studio Theatre play "Chrysothemis" and the challenges of keeping art alive during these difficult...

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How to help seniors feel less isolated during the COVID-19 pandemic

Experts offer four creative tips to help the older adults in your life keep loneliness at bay.

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Scientist develops interactive tool for mapping COVID-19 spread

Covidmapper captures data from around the world on progression and severity of global pandemic—including future projections.

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How do I cope with the stress and anxiety of a pandemic?

Managing the impact of COVID-19 with nine simple strategies.

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Love in a dangerous time

How to pandemic-proof your relationship

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How to cope with headline stress

Five experts offer advice on how to stay informed without feeling overwhelmed.

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How to help your kids cope without organized sport

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U of A chemists join fight against COVID-19 by making hand sanitizer

Scientists use World Health Organization recipe to prepare more than 200 litres in three hours.

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How music comforts us in troubling times

Concerts on social media may be new, but music has been a constant companion to help us get through tough times for centuries, says U of A pop...

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UAlberta medical school responds to COVID-19 restrictions with remote candidate interviews

Rapid action allowed for interviews to be conducted with more than 500 medical school applicants from across Canada.

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Online Reference Centre: K-12 resources for school-kids at home

As many schoolchildren around Alberta and the world are now forced to complete schoolwork at home, there are a number of resources available to...

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Glen Sather Clinic provides virtual face-to-face physiotherapy amid COVID-19

New virtual rehabilitation sessions help Albertans get personalized care to manage conditions and injuries from home.