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April 9, 2014
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Michelle Mark
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UAlberta research uncovers good news for pregnant immigrants

Richard Catangay-Liew, Gateway Staff

Zubia Mumtaz was surprised when a recent study of hers brought “good news,” especially since evidence suggests pregnant women have difficulty seeking maternity care when migrating to foreign countries.

New 3-D sock could give vitals directly from the heart

Richard Catangay-Liew, Gateway Staff

Socks and smartphones are conventional aspects of everyday life. But a University of Alberta professor is working to combine them with the heart in a 3-D manner, which could potentially replace the current crop of artificial cardiac pacemakers.

Open Educational Resources aim to make textbooks cheaper

Michelle Mark, News Editor

Ever-heightening textbook prices may have some students stretched thin, but a newly launched initiative is aiming to ease the financial burden for the province’s post-secondary students.

33 per cent of obese kids are metabolically healthy

Andrea Ross, Staff Reporter

The number on the scale isn’t the only factor in determining an overweight child’s overall health. Researchers from the University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services have found that up to a third of obese children may not actually be at risk of developing obesity-related diseases.

Student-designed low-emissions car ready to race

Andrea Ross, Staff Reporter

A team of University of Alberta engineering students is counting on a small car to win a big prize this month as they test the limits of fuel-efficient transportation.

New Brunswick universities battle confidence issues

FREDERICTON (CUP) — Faculties at both the University of New Brunswick (UNB) in Fredericton and Mount Allison University (MTA) in Sackville have passed motions of non-confidence in their senior administration.

Grads green balconies and backyards of Montréal with new startup

MONTRÉAL (CUP) — Finding a job straight out of university is often a major source of stress for students, but there are some who choose to create their own careers. David Symon and Oskar Newsam have dedicated themselves to making personal vegetable gardens more mainstream and easily accessible in Montréal.

Gold wall pledges for sexual violence prevention

Andrew Jeffrey, Editor-in-Chief

Students and passersby will see pledges penned by their peers on the Wall of Gold in SUB this week as part of a new campaign aiming to engage campus about sexual violence prevention.

Town hall hears Int’l Students’ Association plans

Richard Catangay-Liew, Gateway Staff

Representatives from the Students’ Union and various international groups gathered at a town hall last Friday to discuss the implementation of the International Students’ Association (ISA). The assembly comes after the Board of Governors approved a five per cent tuition hike for international undergraduate students in December 2013, which triggered a cry for equal representation from the SU from those
affected.

UAlberta prof uses muppets as surgical teaching tool

Brad Kennedy, Gateway Staff

From the far reaches of outer space to the fantastical jungles of Treasure Island, there are few places that haven’t been visited by Jim Henson’s Muppets. Now, in a recent series of educational videos produced by University of Alberta professor Jonathan White, the Muppets explore an exciting new venue: the operating theatre.

Engineering and commerce alliance seizes international prize

Richard Catangay-Liew, Gateway Staff

Four University of Alberta students relied on engineering and business know-how at the Engineering and Commerce Case Competition (ECCC) held in Montreal earlier this month. The U of A squad secured first place at the international contest and proved how chemistry and organic bonding are crucial elements in both science and real-life scenarios.

International students working under-the-table

TORONTO (CUP) — Toronto is one of the most multicultural cities in the world, and with that comes students from other countries looking to further their education. With students coming from more than 100 nations to study at the city’s urban George Brown College (GBC) and tuition fees rising, the pressure is on them to find work as soon as possible.

New law school in British Columbia stirs controversy, push back from Ontario

WINDSOR (CUP) — The soon-to-be first Christian law school in Canada is drawing the attention of law faculties across the country with its controversial requirement that students sign a contract saying they will uphold the sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman, prohibiting members of the LGBTQ community from entering the law program.

Provost formally approves fall reading week for 2015

Richard Catangay-Liew, Gateway Staff

Provost Carl Amrhein formally signed the long-anticipated fall reading week proposal into reality Monday afternoon. The first fall reading week is slated to take place the week of Remembrance Day in November 2015.

Michaëlle Jean talk encourages crowd to mirror Mandela’s legacy

Caitlin Hart, Gateway Writer

Indifference is never an option when people’s voices have the power to ignite change in the world, Canada’s former Governor General and Commander-in-Chief told a University of Alberta audience last Thursday.

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