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Food banks aren’t meant to be long-term solutions in a pandemic: experts – National

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Since 1986, North York Harvest has operated out of a small office and large warehouse in Northern Toronto where they continue to support 40 member agencies across the city as well as run food programs and advocate for long-term food solutions. Henry Chiu, director of development and marketing at …

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U of A students helping Edmonton businesses go digital as part of COVID-19 recovery push – Edmonton

U of A students helping Edmonton businesses go digital as part of COVID-19 recovery push - Edmonton

As COVID-19 increases the urge for many to shop online, the University of Alberta has partnered with the City of Edmonton to help local businesses improve their presence on the web. The Making Edmonton Digital program aims to get small businesses that may not have been able to make …

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University of Alberta researchers analyze provincial coronavirus messaging

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Researchers from the University of Alberta have been combing through publicly available data and information to determine how the province communicated during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the main sources they analyzed was the daily updates from Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health. …

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5 people test positive for coronavirus at University of Alberta residence

5 people test positive for coronavirus at University of Alberta residence

A confirmed outbreak of COVID-19 at a student residence on the main campus of the University of Alberta means there will be no varsity athletics activities on the campus for the next 14 days. A statement from the university in Edmonton says five members of the men’s residence of …

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University of Alberta students raise money for ovarian cancer research in honour of professor – Edmonton

University of Alberta students raise money for ovarian cancer research in honour of professor - Edmonton

A group of students at the University of Alberta is raising money for ovarian cancer research. It’s a tribute to their professor, Patricia Gainer, who was diagnosed with the disease earlier this year. Her prognosis is severe. “When someone you care about is diagnosed with ovarian cancer, you feel …

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Coronavirus pandemic impacting Alberta music classes this fall – Edmonton

Coronavirus pandemic impacting Alberta music classes this fall - Edmonton

With schools taking steps to prevent the potential spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19 will have a great impact on the upcoming school year for students of all ages in Alberta — including those with a passion for music. Roman Dubrule is a jazz musician who was set to finish his …

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COVID-19: Albertans share stories, reflections on unique moment in history – Edmonton

COVID-19: Albertans share stories, reflections on unique moment in history - Edmonton

A project at the University of Alberta is collecting your stories and experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Stories of the Pandemic acts as an open-source archive where Albertans can submit poetry, music, visual art, journal entries and other mediums that reflect on the last few months. Curators ask you to share …

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Alberta COVID-19 vaccine advancing to human testing

Alberta COVID-19 vaccine advancing to human testing

A COVID-19 vaccine developed in Edmonton is moving forward to human trials this summer. Entos Pharmaceuticals, led by University of Alberta researcher Dr. John Lewis, has selected two promising vaccine prototypes to start testing in people. “We have two really excellent candidates that produce a very strong neutralizing antibody immune …

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University of Alberta suspends Canada West participation of 6 teams for 2020-21 season

University of Alberta suspends Canada West participation of 6 teams for 2020-21 season

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 17, 2020 2:55 pm Updated June 17, 2020 3:03 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The University of Alberta says it is suspending participation in six team sports for …

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Coronavirus: University of Alberta-based non-profit ramping up production of ventilator drugs

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A non-profit pharmaceutical organization that’s based out of the University of Alberta is ramping up its efforts to produce ventilator drugs in anticipation of possible shortages. Related News Applied Pharmaceutical Innovation normally works with researchers to move viable drug ideas into the clinical trial phase, but as the …

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