U of A researcher and ER doctor leading Western Canadian arm of national project to bring proven practices to health professionals, patients and families sooner.

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When Brandie Thomas was in the hospital with her young son Mason, a heart transplant recipient, she felt conflicted about holding him down during painful procedures.

“As a parent, you are the one who is supposed to be protecting your child and you wonder what their mindset is when you’re part of the team doing this,” she said. “He would feel an alcohol swab, then the tourniquet on his arm and he would know what was happening next. He was already screaming before they even touched him.”

 

Mason was born with only half of his heart functioning properly and had his first surgery when he was three days old. He endured another surgery several months later and received a new heart shortly after he turned six.

But that wasn’t the end. After the transplant, he needed blood to be drawn every day by a certain time and, because his ve...

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2019

COMMENTARY || UCP promises would imperil academic free speech

Policy proposals to guarantee free speech at universities and pin government funding to economic performance would undermine academic freedom, argues political science researcher.

Now that the UCP is in power, there’s been a broader outline of some policy initiatives on the
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2019

Augmented reality app reveals meaning behind Indigenous bear sculpture

Digital technology and traditional Cree teachings come together in virtual tour of artwork at U of A downtown campus.

A new University of Alberta digital project is bringing Indigenous knowledge to campus and letting
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2019

COMMENTARY || The deadly consequences of proposed Canadian asylum restrictions

Tightening refugee law won't stop migrants from trying to come to Canada—it will only make the journey more perilous, argues U of A historian.

Seidu Mohammed lost all 10 of his fingers to frostbite in December 2016, exposed to the harsh cold
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2019

Strong donor support bolsters U of A research, student opportunities

Donors contributed $168 million in 2018-19, supporting more than 700 research projects and more than 3,000 students.

Wendy Jerome enjoyed a fulfilling career as a pioneering sports psychologist, professor and