Grain transportation faces post-pandemic challenges

Mohammad Torshizi (Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology) says grain transportation was a success during the first year of the pandemic, but might face some post-pandemic challenges revealed during COVID-19.

2020 Alberta wildfire season well below five-year average

Mike Flannigan (Renewable Resources) is interviewed about the quietest wildfire seasons in recent years in Alberta as cold, wet weather helped keep any large blazes at bay during 2020. “Next year will depend on the day-to-day weather during the fire season, particularly in May,” said Flannigan.

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.

Indigenous knowledge should inform COVID-19 recovery strategy, say Yukoners in top science journal

A team of Yukoners has published a letter in the prestigious academic journal Science, arguing that Indigenous principles and knowledge should inform a global strategy for recovering from the pandemic. Co-author Jared Gonet (Renewable Resources) is interviewed.

2021 Banff Pork Seminar goes virtual

Organizers for the Banff Pork Seminar have made the decision that the 2021 conference will be a virtual one. The seminar is co-ordinated by the Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Sciences, Alberta Pork, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, and other Canadian pork industry representatives