U of A autism expert gives advice to help you interact in a supportive way with children and adults on the spectrum—and check your own biases.

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2018

“You’ve met one person with autism, then you’ve met one person with autism.”

This saying is an important reminder among all who live and work with people with autism that each person living with the condition is indeed distinct, said Lonnie Zwaigenbaum, professor and director of the autism research centre in the Division of Developmental Pediatrics at the University of Alberta, and Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation Chair in Autism Research.

It should also be important to the rest of us, considering one in 66 Canadian children is on the autism spectrum, and rates of the neurodevelopmental condition—defined by challenges communicating in social contexts, often combined with repetitive behaviours and narrow interests—continue to rise.

“People with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are important members of the community. Chance...

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September
2018

How companies can plan for accidental discoveries

It may sound paradoxical to plan for surprises, but there are things companies can do to foster the happy accidents that lead to innovation, says management expert.

While accident implies a lack of planning, a University of Alberta business professor says
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September
2018

COMMENTARY || The politics of fear on proportional representation

Concerns that electoral system will lead to fascist governments ignore differences between pre-WWII Europe and modern Canada, argues U of A historian.

As we approach the referendum on proportional representation in B.C., the “Yes” and “No” camps have
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September
2018

Why teachers should embrace digital devices in the classroom

It doesn’t matter what tools you have, it’s about how you use them to teach, says education expert.

France’s recent decision to pass a law banning the use of cellphones, tablets and smart watches at
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September
2018

High-intensity interval training provides significant benefits to survivors of testicular cancer, study shows

Exercise helps reduce increased risk of cardiovascular disease caused by cancer treatments.

Testicular cancer survivors have a markedly better chance of staving off cardiovascular disease