Dance, med school and community work in Africa taught latest U of A Rhodes Scholar value of understanding “how people experience life, illness and the world.”

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Second-year medical student Julia Sawatzky will head to Oxford University next fall as the University of Alberta’s 2019 Rhodes Scholar.

"I couldn't believe I was selected,” said Sawatzky of receiving the phone call from the Rhodes Trust two weeks ago. “I was just so overwhelmed to hear I'd been successful."

The Rhodes Scholarship is considered the most prestigious in the world. Each year 11 are awarded across Canada, three in the West.

Sawatzky will study tropical medicine and public health policy, especially as they apply to young populations in sub-Saharan Africa. But her interest in health and the human body was first sparked by a more artistic pursuit—ballet.

As a dedicated dancer most of her life, she attended high school at Calgary’s School of Alberta Ballet before continuing her dance training at the University of Sa...

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Researchers solve seismic mystery that shook central Alberta communities

Unique combination of events caused icequakes that damaged homes and properties last New Year’s Day.

Icequakes created by a unique combination of weather and buckling lake ice—not earthquakes—caused
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Atomic-scale binary logic could power faster, more energy-efficient electronics

U of A physicists design atomic-scale circuits that could help next-generation computers run 100 times faster or use 100 times less energy.

Researchers at the University of Alberta have designed atomic-scale versions of the binary logic
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Scientists identify new minerals for carbon capture and storage

Economic geologists show hydrotalcites are capable of carbon sequestration beneath the surface of mine tailings.

A new group of minerals were found to capture and store carbon, according to new University of
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COMMENTARY || New parks bolster Alberta’s conservation leadership

Proposed provincial park in Bighorn Country a significant step toward protecting wildlife, water and land for generations to come, says U of A ecologist.

Alberta is taking welcome steps to conserve the vibrant lands and clean waters that make this