The top 5 student stories of 2017
From a pair of Rhodes Scholars to risk takers and life savers, UAlberta’s best and brightest made the exceptional seem normal.
By SEAN TOWNSEND
Fourth-year nursing student Nena Powell was the right person in the right place at the right time for one victim of last September’s attack in downtown Edmonton.
One wants to make life better for teenage mothers and seniors; the other wants to help people with physical disabilities become more mobile. Both are going to Oxford next fall to pursue their goals.
Sparking up a stale paraphernalia industry, these enterprising students aim to bring innovative technology and sleek design to the modern marijuana user’s living-room coffee table.
Twin sisters Domonique and Danielle Bourque were born while their mom was in her third year of nursing at the U of A. Last June, both graduated with nursing degrees of their own.
Akash Gupta and Sravya Kalyanapu have a great product: a socially conscious, all-natural lipstick. But to take their business from the kitchen stove to the mass market, they have to make it through the “valley of death” that awaits cash-strapped startups.