‘Time is Brain’: Acute Stroke Care in the NWT

YELLOWKNIFE—Living in a city, we often take for granted the bountiful and diverse medical services that are available to us. In places like Edmonton, advanced medical facilities employing specialized services are feasible establishments because the population of our city and the surrounding communities demand it. The North, however, is a different story. The Northwest Territories, […]

Sustainability with Syncrude: the True ‘Berta Experience

By Kyle Chankasingh Growing up as a millennial in Alberta, I have often been subjected to a sense of cognitive dissonance towards the oil sands. Critics tend to argue that the industry is significantly contributing to climate change and destroying the planet, whereas the classic Albertan argument is that oil industry is necessary to provide […]

To Be Here Together

By Liza Chatterjee For the four months of summer 2018, I am working as an intern in the University of Alberta’s Engage North program. This program, which partners students with different Indigenous communities in the North has brought me to Chateh, Alberta. Chateh is a community of approximately 1,500 people in the northwest corner of […]

Depolarizing the Conversation around Climate Change

By Natasha Pye When was the last time you talked about climate change at the dinner table? Unless you’re working at the Pembina Institute, climate change does not often come up in conversation. Especially here in Alberta. It’s an incredibly polarizing topic touching on issues of livelihoods, internalized guilt, and most of all, politics. How […]

Supporting Victims of Hate Crimes

As a third year university student, I am lucky to say I haven’t experienced a substantial act of hate that I can vividly recall. The Alberta Hate Crimes Committee defines a hate crime as “Any criminal offence committed against a person or property, which is motivated in whole or in part by the suspects’ hate, […]

Rehab Stretching

Prelude: Stairway to Nowhere To kick off my stretch, I had the pleasure of working with an 8-year-old boy who has grown up with a rare form of cerebral palsy. There currently is no cure but stem cell therapy is introducing hope for a reversal of its symptoms. While working with him, I quickly realized […]