Law professor eyes advocacy role outside the classroom.

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With shark fins in the tank, a University of Alberta law professor says bite-sized solutions may be a helpful tool in the fight against biodiversity loss and climate change. 

Last month, the federal government amended the Fisheries Act to ban the trading of shark fins. For Cameron Jefferies, the decision is a vindication of a long campaign that failed to gain legal traction, while raising public awareness about an environmentally destructive practice. 

"There was a lot of successful work at spreading the word and it came from a lot of different sources," said Jefferies, who in addition to teaching environmental law, is deeply concerned about species conservation and the threat of climate change.

In 2011, he started a local volunteer campaign to ban the sale of shark fins in Edmonton restaurants, while simultaneously writing a ...

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U of A researchers land three prestigious $2.5-million social sciences and humanities research grants

“It’s the most we’ve ever had. It says something about the quality of the researchers we have here.”

University of Alberta researchers led Canadian universities in a high profile federal grant
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2019
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COMMENTARY || Is it safe to drink alcohol while breastfeeding?

It is a controversial and very personal choice but researchers have found that just as in pregnancy, there is no known safe consumption level while breastfeeding

Is it safe to drink alcohol and breastfeed? As physicians, we have always cautioned patients not
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U of A researcher uses canola to create biodegradable cling wrap

Cellulose fibres created from leftover plant straw could open new markets for Canadian canola.

A University of Alberta researcher has found a new use for a canola byproduct, providing potential
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2019
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Wide income gaps affect health of rich and poor alike, says researcher

Sharp income disparity in neighbourhoods linked with physical and mental health problems, says U of A social epidemiologist who found similar results in Boston and Calgary.

Newborns in U.S. counties where the gap between rich and poor is wider than average die at a higher