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New research reveals surprising seasonal changes in Hudson Bay currents – Folio

February 11, 2020 Flow reversal in May and June may be partly due to hydroelectric power generation, studies by U of A oceanographers suggest. Research by University of Alberta oceanographers is shedding new light on the complexities of currents in Hudson Bay—and how the hydroelectric power industry may be affecting them. “Our most significant finding […]

by ahnationtalk on February 11, 202035 Views

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UCalgary researchers host workshop for northern Indigenous hunters – UCalgary

North and south learn from each other about Arctic wildlife health For many years, researchers from the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM) have travelled to northern communities to work with locals to respond to concerns about wildlife health. Through collaborative community-based wildlife health surveillance programs, Inuit and First Nations hunters collect samples […]

by ahnationtalk on February 10, 202033 Views

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Waterloo U: Natural causes are the key driver of change in Athabasca Delta flood patterns, research shows

Natural environmental processes—not upstream energy projects—are the primary cause of changing flood patterns in Alberta’s Athabasca Delta, new research shows. The research also shows there is no evidence to support the perception that energy projects have increased the amount of metal pollutants in the delta ecosystem. Two recent studies, led by researchers at the University […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 201982 Views

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Funding awards support research at AU

Dr. Connie Blomgren, Assistant Professor in the Centre for Distance Education Dr. Connie Blomgren has received funding for one year from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Engage Grant program for her research initiative entitled, Annora Brown Art, Life and Legacy Education Project. Funding will support the hosting of two workshops where […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 201942 Views

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Researchers present health studies from May 2016 wildfires at forum – Fort McMurray Today

November 14, 2019 The health of students, firefighters and Indigenous communities following the May 2016 wildfires was the focus of a two-day research seminar at Shell Place. The Friday and Saturday forum brought together seven research teams. The research focused on the health of pregnant women, students, Indigenous residents and communities, and firefighters. The research […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 2019272 Views

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Human-induced climate change dates back much further than we think: study – Folio

Evidence crowdsourced from archeologists worldwide suggests land use for hunting and farming has contributed to global warming for at least 5,000 years. Human-induced climate change has origins far earlier than commonly assumed, according to a study published in the journal Science. Archeological evidence collected around the world suggests human activity began warming the global climate […]

by ahnationtalk on November 12, 201968 Views

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Commentary – Diversity is indispensable to excellence in research – Folio

Recent increases in diversity of researchers receiving federal grants show there is no conflict between equity and excellence, argues U of A political scientist. Earlier this year, NASA’s plan to conduct a historic joint spacewalk of two female astronauts outside the International Space Station was thwarted because the station did not have space suits that […]

by ahnationtalk on August 30, 2019118 Views

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New U of L series to highlight research in social sciences and humanities – UNews

The University of Lethbridge, thanks to funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), is launching a new series called Celebrating Connection: A SSHRC Exchange Series. The series is designed to help disseminate research findings and provide opportunities for networking and collaborating in the humanities, social sciences, arts, education and management through events […]

by ahnationtalk on June 4, 201988 Views

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Elders, researchers put Blackfoot artifacts in new light with 3-D technology – Calgary Herald

May 27, 2019 A group of University of Lethbridge researchers and Blackfoot elders will spend two weeks in England this summer to produce detailed models of Blackfoot artifacts. Christine Clark, one of the researchers embarking on the trip in July, said the artifacts will be documented through a process called photogrammetry, which involves taking a […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 2019105 Views

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U of L research project will provide access to detailed models of historical Blackfoot objects held in British museums

A team of University of Lethbridge researchers and Blackfoot Elders will soon embark on an ambitious project that will provide immediate virtual access to historical Blackfoot objects held in museums, thanks to federal funding from the New Frontiers in Research Fund. The U of L researchers, led by Christine Clark (BFA ’10, MFA ’14), an […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 2019115 Views

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