Society & Culture

Study shows profound changes to fishing, water by communities.

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October
2017

Brenda Parlee knew she would get credible, firsthand information by asking Indigenous people throughout Canada’s north to explain how the rivers and lakes in their communities are changing—what surprised her was what they said.

“We anticipated that there would be only a few observations, or that climate change would manifest itself differently by latitude or region,” said Parlee, the lead researcher of a study in which 12 communities in the Mackenzie River Basin documented and shared knowledge of how their aquatic ecosystems are changing.

“Instead, all the projects included similar observations of climatic effects, independent of one another, and that was unexpected.”

 

The changes widely reported by the people living across the basin include decreased water levels and water flows, drying conditions, warming water temperat...

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October
2017

COMMENTARY || What to do with Northlands?

Decision on redevelopment will have a tremendous impact in the area and the city. We need to get it right.

Edmonton faces a number of challenges related to community safety and economic development. Recent hard economic times have not only negatively impacted our prosperity but also community safety and
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October
2017

COMMENTARY || How terrorists use propaganda to recruit lone wolves

Edmonton attack bears all the hallmarks of ISIS, but how did the terrorist organization get to the attacker?

It was a pleasant night in September and many Edmonton residents, knowing the long winter was just around the corner, didn’t want to miss a chance to enjoy a beautiful evening. The fun came to
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October
2017

Unblurring the line between gambling and video games in fantasy sports

Project seeks to answer unresolved legal question, thanks to Killam Trust.

Had major league baseball’s all-time hits leader and disgraced former manager of the Cincinnati Reds Pete Rose tickled his gambling itch by dabbling in the legal world of fantasy sports and not
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October
2017

Then along came a Canadian hockey player . . .

After a lacklustre start, the Russian sitcom has come of age in the former Soviet Union.

They say dying is easy—comedy is hard. No one knows that better than creators of Russian sitcoms after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Their initial attempts at comic television were utter
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October
2017

COMMENTARY || The real facts about the social studies curriculum-revision process

Two UAlberta professors involved in the process set the record straight.

We are two professors currently involved in the Alberta Education social studies curriculum-revision process. One of us (Lindsay Gibson) is a member of the Curriculum Writing Group (CWG) and one of
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October
2017

UAlberta lands in top 5 of Maclean’s University Ranking, yet again

Propelled by excellence in student services, UAlberta sits among Canada’s elite for the 12th year in a row.

The University of Alberta has cemented itself as one Canada’s elite universities—again ranked fifth in Maclean’s University Rankings. The 2018 rankings, to be released in
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October
2017

Studio Theatre production compares age of Trump to rise of Nazi Germany

Politically charged play, A Bright Room Called Day, explores the potential for activism in a polarized world.

In the original version of Tony Kushner’s A Bright Room Called Day, scenes alternate between 1930s Germany and 1980s America, probing the political conditions that give rise to the darkest side
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October
2017

Transgender youth are the real experts at identifying the challenges they face, study finds

First-of-its-kind survey also shows disturbing rates of abuse directed at Alberta’s transgender youth.

A groundbreaking survey has found that safety, violence and discrimination are major issues for transgender youth in Alberta. And the University of Alberta education professor who led the research in
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October
2017

Alberta law professors to help write final chapter of Edmonton patio crash trial

Richard Suter defence team to argue before the Supreme Court of Canada in what is sure to be precedent-setting sentencing appeal.

It has been one of Alberta’s most tragic and perplexing criminal cases in recent times, one that has captivated the public’s attention for over four years and provoked strong emotions at
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October
2017

What’s wrong with modern capitalism? Try reading an 18th-century novel

Broadus lecturer to explore the simultaneous rise and interconnectedness of the novel and capitalism in ‘The Novelization of Money.’

Worried about the sorry state of capitalism? Unsure whether unfettered economic growth is sustainable? If these questions plague your mind, you could do worse than look for answers where
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October
2017

Use the app, avoid the trap

UAlberta student’s photo radar invention picking up speed among users.

A free photo radar app originally designed for Edmonton drivers by a University of Alberta student has picked up speed, zooming from 2,000 users to 30,000 in a few short weeks and his creation is now