Village People

I rarely share insights in this format; however, with my recent convocation, I was inspired to share my take on graduation. Village People is about the past, present, and future. It is about the people who have shaped who we are. I have been heavily influenced by my loving and supportive immigrant parents, whom I

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Digging Deeper: An Interview with Paleontologist, Dr. Michael Caldwell

“There’s something about paleontology that makes people’s imaginations come afire,”  says Dr. Michael Caldwell, renowned paleontologist and chair of the biology department at the University of Alberta. Any child who went through a dinosaur phase (or never left it) can speak to the allure of ancient beasts and old bones. As a well-known researcher, focused

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All the Right Questions: an Interview with Dr. Margaret-Ann Armour on Women in Science, Diversity and Life

According to Dr. Margaret-Ann Armour, a distinguished chemist and the Associate Dean of Science, Diversity at the University of Alberta, there are many traits that make a good scientist—but the fundamental one is curiosity. “The basic curiosity is what starts everyone off,” she says, “How do things work? And leading from that is how to recognize the questions that need to

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Dr. Adetola Adesida, Professor with an Uncommon Dedication to Stem Cell Research

Stem cells have the wondrous potential of developing into different types of cells. In many tissues and organs, stem cells can differentiate into more specialized cells, such as red blood cells or skin cells. As such, stem cells hold promise in repairing damaged tissue and represent hope for cures to a number of conditions, including

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Why You Should Choose the University of Alberta: Immense Opportunities & a Community of Awe-Inspiring People

I’ve been extremely lucky to have the support of incredible instructors, lab members and classmates, who’ve made my undergraduate at the University of Alberta a wonderful adventure of learning and self-discovery. The Instructors There are incredible professors at the UofA who excel in teaching and genuinely care for their students’ well-being. There have been occasions

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Why You Should Choose the University of Alberta: Opportunities Galore

For many students, school can be tedious. After joining the University of Alberta last fall, I soon realized that university is in fact fun! What set university apart from high school were the diverse opportunities and options that I was made aware of since day one of orientation. The Students’ Union at the U of

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