Take uncomfortable ideas, debate, and conflict out of the university and its fundamental role in society disappears, says U of A president.

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2018

David Suzuki is a controversial figure. A companion of the Order of Canada in recognition of his promotion of science literacy and education, he has been an inspiration to many around the world and a force for major societal change. He has also attracted strong criticism for the positions he advocates. Since the University of Alberta announced we will confer an honorary degree on David Suzuki at our spring convocation, that controversy has flared.

David Suzuki is a vocal critic of Alberta’s energy industry. I have heard from many Albertans who are dismayed by our decision, especially now that the Trans Mountain pipeline project is under threat. I understand the importance of Alberta’s energy industry, and we are proud of the role that U of A researchers and alumni have played in its development since the 1920s.

Many alumni, donor...

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April
2018

What athletics can teach med students about preventing burnout

How high-performing athletes respond when they fail or succeed presents solutions for boosting medical student engagement.

Experiencing a sense of competence or achieving one’s goals—not unlike that often
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April
2018

Friends play bigger role than others in how active girls are in late childhood, study shows

Researchers make recommendations to group of northern Alberta schools to harness power of friendship to increase activity levels in students.

Who your daughter hangs out with at school plays a major role in her physical activity levels,
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April
2018

Wheelchair map app aims to help users find path of least resistance

UAlberta researchers who designed app plan to turn concept for wheelchair wayfinding into reality.

An app that identifies the exertion required to navigate the city in a wheelchair won
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April
2018

4 easy ways to cut back on your plastic use

Plus 6 things to avoid altogether, according to UAlberta experts.

Plastic is cheap, convenient—and choking the planet, leading Earth Day organizers to focus