U of A programs in business, engineering take top place in Canada in new global ranking

High-demand programs in business administration, engineering, nursing and biological and agricultural sciences ranked in top three in Canada and top 50 worldwide.

New funding advances U of A research aimed at strengthening Canada’s pork industry

A research project led by Michael Dyck (Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Sciences) to strengthen Canada’s pork industry is advancing thanks to $1 million in new government funding and continued support from a leading research partner.

U of A strengthens agricultural expertise

Three-year, $3.7-million grant agreement with Alberta government boosts capacity for research that will benefit farmers and consumers. The Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences (ALES) is bringing on board research programs focused on several aspects of agriculture…

Pandemic-related income loss expected to double food insecurity in Canada

Ellen Goddard (Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology) predicts larger problems on the horizon, due to the economic fallout of COVID-19, for those suffering from food insecurity.

Autonomous vehicles should benefit those with disabilities, but progress remains slow

Megan Strickfaden (Human Ecology) comments in this story about autonomous vehicles and their accessibility for those with disabilities.

Pandemic not affecting all cattle sectors equally

“If markets continue to be depressed into the second half of this year, feedlots will take actions and dramatically reduce placements,” writes James Rude (Resource Economics & Environmental Sociology) in what he phrases as “preliminary analysis” looking at Canadian beef market impacts from the virus

Alberta regulator’s move to suspend oilpatch monitoring sets dangerous precedent, critics say

The decision to suspend some environmental monitoring requirements for Alberta’s oilpatch during the COVID-19 pandemic sets a dangerous precedent and jeopardizes environmental safety, critics say.