News archive - January 2015

Friday, January 30, 2015

Science student named one of Canada’s Next 36 top entrepreneurs

Mark Kryshtalskyj

Mark Kryshtalskyj, a fourth-year Science and Business student with a specialization in Biology and founder of Rockstar Café, was selected this week by Next 36, Canada’s premier entrepreneurial leadership program.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Novel sampling approach to determine extent of Alberta oil sands impact on the Athabasca River

An exposed bitumen layer along the Athabasca River (Photo credit: Mike Morin of Wood Buffalo Helicopter).

Normally, rivers are monitored for pollution upstream and downstream of a pollution source. But this method is problematic in an area like the Athabasca oil sands, where erosion of bitumen-rich riverbanks naturally releases substantial quantities of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and metals into the river.

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