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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Understanding and protecting the lakes in the Peace-Athabasca Delta

Mitchell Kay being interviewed by Parks Canada

Located in northeast Alberta, the Peace-Athabasca Delta (PAD) is one of the most magnificent wetlands in the world. Serving as the junction of four major North American waterfowl migratory routes, millions of ducks and geese descend to feed and nest here each summer.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Andrew Doxey wins first Science Excellence in Early Career Research Award

Andrew Doxey.

The Faculty of Science is pleased to announce Assistant Professor Andrew Doxey as the first recipient of the Science Excellence in Early Career Research Award (SEECRA).

Thursday, June 14, 2018

116th convocation ceremonies welcome more than 1000 new Science alumni

Science's 116th convocation stage.

The Faculty of Science held its 116th Convocation ceremonies today to celebrate the achievements of two honorary degree recipients, two highly distinguished honorees and 1007 graduating students. Among them, 786 Bachelor degrees, 66 Master degrees and 40 Doctoral degrees, 87 Doctor of Optometry and 28 Doctor of Pharmacy degrees were conferred.

Morning ceremony

Monday, June 11, 2018

Key difference between humans and other mammals is skin deep, says study

Silhouette of different animals marching in single file.

While humans and other species share some of the same genetic information, new research found that humans are unique among mammals when it comes to the types and diversity of microorganisms on our skin. This difference could have implications for our health and immune systems.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Climate change broadens threat of emerald ash borer

Emerald Ash Borer

More Canadian cities will experience damage from the emerald ash borer than previously thought. As a result of climate change and fewer days of extreme cold, the beetle may eat its way further north than originally estimated.