New U of A research team to assess energy efficiency
June 18, 2013
Amit Kumar has been appointed the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Chair in energy and environmental systems engineering and is the inaugural Cenovus Energy Endowed Chair in Environmental Engineering. He will lead a team of 20 researchers to assess how Canada can produce energy more efficiently while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and conserving water.
My spouse, my rival, my fellow winner
June 17, 2013
When married couples in academe collaborate, and even compete, sometimes they both win. The University of Alberta's Juli Gibbs-Davis, an assistant professor of chemistry, and John P. Davis, an assistant professor of physics, share their perspectives.
Scientist out to break Amdahl's law
June 17, 2013
Paul Lu, an associate professor at University of Alberta's Department of Computing Science, explains Amdahl's law, which focuses on performance relative to parallel and serial computing.
Ottawa revises strategy for chronic wasting disease
June 16, 2013
Experts say it may not be possible to eliminate chronic wasting disease in deer and elk in Canada. Debbie McKenzie, a University of Alberta biologist, is quoted as an expert.
All about MOOCs
June 13, 2013
Column musing on MOOCs and whether they are a good idea includes mention that the University of Alberta is launching a MOOC this fall with Udacity.
Massive Alberta waste water spill will kill plants, says ecologist
June 13, 2013
A massive waste water spill from a pipeline in northern Alberta will kill plants and trees, says Suzanne Bayley, a professor emeritus with the University of Alberta who specializes in wetlands ecology.
US hypocrisy could lead to trade war
June 12, 2013
University of Alberta adjunct professor Joe Rosario reflects on the effect of new product-labelling regulations set by the US Department of Agriculture.
Canadas political parties stand for nothing
June 3, 2013
An op-ed by Robert W. Murray, adjunct professor of political science at the University of Alberta, says that to the country's detriment, Canada's political parties have strayed from their ideologies.
Alberta scientists revive centuries-old moss
June 1, 2013
As scientists at the University of Alberta recently discovered, mosses buried beneath a hunk of ice dozens of metres thick for 400 years can come out surprisingly intact. Article quotes U of A biology researcher Catherine La Farge.
Kids have transitional moments of childhood
May 30, 2013
A new study by New University of Alberta researchers has found that kids are likely to be able to recall transitional moments you share with them, be it promotions or pets.