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June 1, 2015
Tony Briggs and the rise of the student entrepreneur
Geoff Tate's winding journey from undergrad to CEO
Five internship alumni reflect on how their UAlberta experiences made a difference in their careers.
Torah Kachur takes science to the airwaves
PhD grad Lindsey Carmichael walked away from academia to become a children's book author—and she wouldn't change a thing.
Timothy Caulfield and the battle of science vs. pop culture
Justin Pahara is bringing biotechnology to the people
Five internship alumni reflect on their UAlberta experiences
Handing over the keys to biotechnology
UAlberta biologists have discovered that young red squirrels’ personalities become more similar over time. Young squirrels tend to have more extreme personalities, but as they mature, their behaviour becomes more average—aggressive squirrels mellow out over time, while meek ones become more hostile.
A thin section of the Bruderheim meteorite, as studied by Chris Herd (earth and atmospheric sciences), curator of the UAlberta meteorite collection. Formed 4.5 billion years ago during the birth of the solar system, it crash landed in the small community of Bruderheim in 1960. Nearly 700 fragments weighing more than 300 kilograms have been recovered in what is considered the most significant meteorite fall in Canadian history.
A new UAlberta study has shown that toxic levels of methylmercury are traveling up the food chain from lichens to humans via caribou. Lichens serve as a primary food source for caribou, which are in turn the biggest land game animal used as traditional country food by Arctic peoples.