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UAlberta tops world in China Scholarship Council students, scholars

University-of-Alberta

Partnership creates more opportunities than ever for student researchers and academic leaders from China to learn at UAlberta. The University of Alberta’s strong connections to China have produced a new distinction for the university. According to the China Scholarship Council, the U of A now receives more CSC-sponsored students and scholars than any other institution in the world. “This is ... Read More »

First undergraduate research certificate in Canada approved at the U of A

University of Alberta

By Kristy Condon The University of Alberta approved the first Canadian undergraduate research certificate from its Faculty of Science in late March. Developed by biological sciences professor Cynthia Paszkowski and undergraduate coordinator Dr. Maggie Hagg (retired), the Research Certificate in Science (Biological Sciences) will be officially recognized on students’ transcripts. The University of Alberta approved the first Canadian undergraduate research ... Read More »

Golden Bears win 14th national championship

Golden Bears hockey team

UAlberta men’s hockey team joins pantheon of legendary Edmonton teams with record 14th national championship win. The University of Alberta Golden Bears hockey team has become one of the most successful teams in the City of Champions’ rich sporting history, thanks to a record 14th national championship win. The Golden Bears sealed the championship with a 3-1 win over the ... Read More »

Indigenous Knowledge enriches Northern Bachelor of Science Degree

Yukon College

Dr. Ellen Bielawski believes that if scientists understand Indigenous Knowledge they will produce stronger analyses and interpretations of the North than if they restrict themselves only to western scientific methods. “Science doesn’t have all the answers. Closing our minds to other forms of knowledge is not a good way to seek solutions to our problems. The world is complicated, and ... Read More »

Students get a taste of aerospace engineering in international rocket launch program

aerospace engineering

By Richard Cairney Two engineering students who took part in a rocket launch in Norway say the experience has enhanced their education and inspired them to pursue careers in aerospace engineering. Alberto Palomino and Shawn Smith both took part in the Canada-Norway Student Sounding Rocket exchange program, travelling to the Andoya rocket range in Norway to learn about the engineering, ... Read More »

Alumni athletes on track for Canadian 2014 Olympic team

david-bissett-bobsleigh

A trio of Golden Bears and Pandas alumni are on track to race for gold in Sochi, Russia, next month when the world’s best winter-sport athletes converge for the 2014 Winter Olympics. David Bissett, Jennifer Ciochetti and Neville Wright were all nominated in December by Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton to represent Canada in Sochi in February. “I think it would be ... Read More »

New international students get a warm welcome

International Student Orientation

With temperatures in Kingston dipping below -25 degrees, law student Diksha Jhinga could draw only one parallel to her life back home in India. “It’s like a deep freeze outside,” she laughed. “It’s like I just walked into the deep freeze in my kitchen!” Hailing from New Delhi, Ms. Jhinga was one of more than 200 newly arrived international students ... Read More »

University of Alberta MLIS Program earns full reaccreditation from the ALA

University of Alberta

The School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Alberta is extremely pleased to announce that the American Library Association’s (ALA) Committee on Accreditation (COA) has voted in favour of reaccreditation of our Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) program for the maximum seven-year term, until 2020. The COA made the decision immediately following the Committee meeting ... Read More »

Students get unique study abroad opportunity

University of Alberta

By Michael Davies-Venn The University of Alberta has launched a new program in Germany that is tailored to students’ specific needs, complete with accommodation in one of the world’s most exciting cities and a political and cultural powerhouse for all of Europe. U of A provost Carl Amrhein told the audience at the Canadian Embassy in Berlin, where e3 in ... Read More »

Universities bearing the brunt of Alberta’s slash to education spending

University of Alberta

A $100-million cut to Alberta’s higher-education spending has knocked universities off balance even as they braced for a grim provincial budget. Overall spending within Alberta’s advanced education ministry will drop 3.6 per cent, but universities’ operating budgets are bearing the brunt of the pain, shedding 6.8 per cent in the coming year. At the same time, the province is promising ... Read More »

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