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

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One of the University of Alberta’s most historic buildings is entering a new stage of redevelopment, part of a strategy to consolidate space for staff and programming, while providing the best facilities for academic and research needs.

Next month, exterior demolitions to the Dentistry/Pharmacy Centre will begin on portions of the east and west wings, as well as the entire north wing, which will be replaced with an integrated addition. A new welcoming entrance and porch will be built onto the east wing for greater accessibility and natural light.

“It will be a space where people from across campus can come and meet each other, somewhat like a marketplace,” said university architect Ben Louie, who is part of a team to oversee the repurpose and renewal project planned for completion in about five years.

“It will continue being a...

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2019

Social justice a strong motivator for local atheist groups

U of A researcher looks into how Edmonton-based atheists find purpose and meaning after turning away from religion.

Edmonton has become a provincial hub of sorts for atheist groups with a social justice agenda,
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2019

New model shows southern and central Rocky Mountains were formed differently than originally thought

Mountains were formed by flat-slab subduction process that increased stresses at the edge of the continent.

A new model built in part by a University of Alberta geophysicist contradicts a long-held idea
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2019

‘Severance from the sacred’ behind many of world’s woes, says Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist

Chris Hedges coming to U of A to talk about what’s causing some of today’s biggest social ills and how to solve them.

The loss of the sacred is at the root of many of today’s social ills, according to American
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2019

Local cat killings linked to coyotes, study shows

U of A research provides basic signs that help officials determine a cat’s cause of death more easily.

After a spike of reported cat killings in the Edmonton and St. Albert areas in 2007, veterinary