Tag: University of Alberta
The University of Alberta is one of the top-funded research universities in the country.
- A Big Giant Hippie Sport - Disa Brownfield
It’s a good way to meet people. You don’t socialize just with your team. You talk to the person who’s marking you. That’s completely not normal in other sports.
- A Lesser Known Edmonton - Todd Smith
Within the next year I had come out to my family, which was only possible with the great friends I had met and grown to love, both within the gay and greater Edmonton communities.
- A Pink Year - Treena Fenniak
Suddenly, a crushing blow hit. I was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer, and everything stopped.
- A Ride to Remember -
Chris is an Edmontonian, a constable with the Edmonton Police Service, and a Harley enthusiast. He is riding his bike across Canada to raise money to fight Multiple Sclerosis.
- A Strange Way of Growing On You - Riki Roy
We were living in Tanzania when our young son decided he wanted to do nanotechnology. I found that the University of Alberta would be starting this program. But where was this place called Edmonton?
- An Encounter with Kindness - Mary Pat Barry
It was Thursday, March 30th, 2006 in Edmonton. I was in the day surgery waiting room at the city’s University of Alberta Hospital with my sister, Leslie. Like many in that room it was my first encounter with cancer and I was scared.
- An Unusual Move - Roman Doshchak
Obviously moving to Edmonton is a little bit unusual for someone who had it as good as I did.
- Coincidence? Maybe not... - Martin Galba
I couldn't find the location of the studio; the way the whole address system works was totally new to me. I was about to give up when something in the back of my mind told me to look one last time.
- Coincidences - Patrice Thomas-Crate
Before my father’s illness I never understood organ donation. I went with my father for a workshop on organ donation. There were hundreds of people there who needed a transplant just like my father.
- Crossing One Bridge - Ann Henry
As I crossed the High Level Bridge today, it reminded me why Edmonton is a great place to call home. My attention was drawn first by the bright blue sky and then the valley which stretches for miles in either direction.
- From Scratch - Eva Koppelhus
So I really enjoy gardening. Even if we have been out at the bone bed working all day, I like coming home to my garden. And evenings are so nice in summer, because it’s light until late.
- Green & Gold - Eric Hunter
Eric Hunter came to study in Edmonton from Winnipeg, Manitoba. He has since lived in the city for five years. On top of being a University of Alberta student, he plays on the university’s Golden Bears Mens hockey team.
- Here to Stay - Luda Shmygelska
Luda takes full advantage of all Edmonton has to offer, which means she's here to stay.
- How the Dead Brought Me to Edmonton - Almond Aguila
I find it fascinating how flabbergasted some people are when I say I’ve moved to Edmonton for graduate studies. Several times, they’ve reminded me of the city’s well-earned nickname “Dedmonton.” Ironically, it was the dead that brought me here.
- I Was Leaving For Good - Darlene Marchuk
My entire world turned upside down and I found myself in palliative care at the University of Alberta Hospital.
- It's all in the Details - Alison Poole
Edmonton's beauty can shine through in some surprising places.
- Janelle, 13, on Janelle - Janelle Somerville
You’ve got the mountains right there. They’re good for hiking, good for skiing. They just give you a lot of opportunity for things to do, a place to go away that’s not too far so it’s easy to only go away for a weekend.
- Keeping Busy in Edmonton - Andrea Ryan
I have known Edmonton my whole life. I was born here, I attended university here, I got married here. During this time, I have lived both in Edmonton and in its surrounding communities, and I love it.
- Maximum Experience - Kent McKay
Fast forward to 2009—those roots are growing deeper and the warmth of the community, along with the city's many experience-oriented gems make me increasingly proud to call Edmonton home.
- Moose on the Loose - Lisa Shamchuk
What happens when a moose gets lost in Edmonton? Read Lisa's story to find out.
- Natural Bodybuilding - Aman Takhar
The event was exciting, very nerve-wracking. The training itself up to the competition is quite intense. It takes a lot out of a person. It involves a strict diet and a rigorous workout schedule.
- New Game Plan: Edmonton's Next Gen - Dianna
I came to Edmonton from Vancouver a few years ago to pursue my PhD. The program at the University of Alberta is world class and I was so excited. However, upon hearing I was relocating to Edmonton my friends were aghast.
- People Can Live In Ice? - Joseph Florent Feulefack
When I saw the snow, I remembered how we used to learn about the Inuit in my geography textbooks back in Cameroon. And I thought to myself, “So it’s really true. People can live in ice.”
- Potluck - Nan Gai
When I first arrived she helped me with the transition to this culture. To the community, and school especially. It saved a lot of time, because when you’re new to a country, sometimes you just don’t know what to do.
- Spring Tryouts - Guillaume Petit
Imagine 4 football players in a car driving 48 hours nonstop to get here for spring camp. It was a cheap way to go, only about $700 for the car, gas and everything between Quebec City and Edmonton.
- The U of A Way - Dawn Ford
I didn't pay much attention to the young man as he knelt on his prayer shawl beneath a campus spruce tree. He was still and seemed at peace. It felt good just knowing that.
- The Wild West - Dr. David Bressler
Edmonton is a young city in a lot of ways. I don’t want to say it’s the Wild West, but it kind of is. There’s a lot of opportunity for people who are ambitious and want to try and do things and make an impact themselves.
- There's No Place like HOME! - There's No Place like HOME!
Over the 17 years while I was abroad, I was asked where was home. Edmonton was always the answer. Funny how that is. I’ve lived in a lot of exotic places, but my family is all here, my best friends are here and even with some new additions, the city is still the same.
- U of A Panda Bears - Anneka Baker
Meet Anneka Baker. Originally from Ottawa, Ontario she came to Edmonton to play on the University of Alberta’s Panda Bears women’s basketball team.
- A Connected City - Jason Ding
Meet a man connected to the beating heart of entrepreneurship in Edmonton.
- A Mission of Diversity - Margaret-Ann Armour
I applied to various universities throughout Canada and heard back from the University of Alberta. They sent me a reply along with a pre-paid cable for my response. I accepted, and it was an incredible decision.
- Home Of Strange Records - Aaron Levin
Folkways was this label from New York City by Moses Asch. It was a very forward-thinking, independent label. Moses wanted to capture sounds that would’ve otherwise been lost because they weren’t commercially viable.
- I Ceased To Be Who I Was - Philip Currie
I loved dinosaurs from the time I was 6 years old. Then at 10, I read this book about the science of it. What it’s like to be a palaeontologist. I decided then and there that’s what I was going to be when I grew up.
- It Sure Beats Sitting at the Laptop - Michael Burns
They showed me this tooth – probably the biggest one I’ve seen to come out of Edmonton ever – and that was fairly exciting. Then, when they sent me down into the tunnel, there was a huge femur still sticking out of the wall, which was even more exciting.
- Landing The Job That Leads to Love - Debbie Ward
My first career was in tourism and travel.
- Northern Lights - Ian Mann
I’m a big believer in the idea that science should be something that’s understandable to the average person. I hope to impact Edmontonians with the research that’s being done in space science in this city.
- Opera Boot Camp - Kim Mattice-Wanat
I’ve always been an educator. If you want it, you can make it happen. Same thing, 11 years ago, when I had the idea to start Opera NUOVA, which came from a collection of things happening around the same time.
- Traces: LA, Honolulu & Edmonton - Heather Zwicker
The truth is the idea for teaching the Edmonton course was seeded in something I did a few years ago.
- Transforming Health Care - Jim Swaffield
Alberta was in a transition time, and still is in terms of health care in my opinion. I think we’re leaders at looking at different models and different ways of doing things.
- Why I Chose Edmonton - Ada Tai
I came to Edmonton as an international student and was always asked the same question, Why did you choose to come to Edmonton?
- You Have To Explore - Gabor Gyenes
When I was offered a job at the University of Alberta Hospital I had no idea what to think of Edmonton. I just looked at the map and I saw where it was.
- A Small Holiday - Patricia Proskurniak
The first night out for my daughter after having her first child was at The Rev (now the Starlite Room), where we had to leave Sarah Slean’s performance early.
- Beauty in the Heart of Edmonton - Heather Kennedy-Plant
Any amateur photographer should agree that Edmonton has so much to offer for scenery and superb images. The natural beauty Edmonton offers makes learning photography an enjoyable hobby.
- Edmonton is Not Cold - Sheng Xue
Oh, it's cold there! Really cold! This was the only thing I heard about Edmonton when I told people in Toronto that I was going to be the Writer in Exile in Edmonton for 1 year. I was scared of the cold in Edmonton.
- Edmonton: City of Discovery - Erin Despas
When I do go into Edmonton though, with my mother as I don't drive, I am forever being amazed at something new that I find.
- More Than a Whirlwind - Marilyn Martin
I had returned to visit treasured friends I had made in the early 80s while working at University of Alberta Hospital. I will never forget that hot afternoon.
- One Small Step - Lalaine Quinto
I applied as a nanny here in Canada and ended up in a farm in Fallis, Alberta. I have relatives and college friends living in different places in Canada, compared to the place where I was living in is boring.
- Passionate About Responsible Tourism - Laura McGowan
Edmonton is a Responsible Tourism destination. This is a shift from traditional tourism and goes beyond just being green, it supports the community socially and financially and much more.