Being on the tundra, sea ice and ocean is more than a getaway for Inuit—it’s intrinsic to their health and well-being, researchers find.

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March
2019

Supporting hunting and on-the-land practices in the Arctic would be an effective and inexpensive way to enhance Inuit health, according to new research.

Working with the people of Gjoa Haven, Nunavut, Northern researchers Sean Robertson and Gita Ljubicic explored Inuit relations to the land, especially in the context of the therapeutic landscape—the idea that healing and well-being can be found and created in specific sites.

They facilitated a series of three community-led Elder and youth land camps, which enabled an immediate transfer of Inuit knowledge within the community while allowing Robertson and Ljubicic to do research connected to the community’s priorities.

The interviews highlighted the Inuit conception that physical and emotional well-being is holistic, determined by factors including physical health, relationships...

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25
March
2019

U of A digitization project aims to make valuable research accessible to all

University teams up with Internet Archive to scan more than 14,000 thesis papers and make them available online.

The University of Alberta Libraries is digitizing more than 14,000 master’s and PhD theses produced
22
March
2019

Paleontologists identify biggest Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered

Nicknamed Scotty, the record-breaking rex is also the largest dinosaur skeleton ever found in Canada.

The world’s biggest known Tyrannosaurus rex lived in prehistoric Saskatchewan 66 million years ago
22
March
2019

Discovery of self-destruct mechanism in algae could have broad applications for antibiotics and biofuels

U of A microbiologists find first evidence of bacteria causing programmed cell death in single-celled algae.

In a discovery that could have broad applications from the development of targeted antibiotics to
22
March
2019

Historic Dentistry/Pharmacy Centre enters next stage of redevelopment

Extensive renovations part of an asset management strategy, under development, looking at university’s buildings.

One of the University of Alberta’s most historic buildings is entering a new stage of