Montreal unveils new organic waste treatment centre in bid to fight climate change

The City of Montreal will invest $167 million towards a treatment centre for organic waste, which will be located on the eastern part of the island. Mayor Valérie Plante says the project for the demerged town of Montreal East is…

U of A students look to convert hemp waste into eco-friendly menstrual products

A group of University of Alberta students is developing environmentally-friendly menstrual products made almost entirely out of hemp. Alberta is the second-largest producer of hemp but much of it goes unused, according to Nicole Sanchez, a fourth-year-student studying business, economics…

Royal Alberta Museum pilots sensory room for those with special needs

A pilot project is underway at the Royal Alberta Museum to trial a room meant to help those with sensory needs. The sensory room at the museum opened at the beginning of summer. The quiet space, within the human history wing,…

Canadians invited to name star and exoplanet through national contest

Currently, Canada has two stellar bodies referred to as: star HD136418 and its exoplanet HD136418b but a national contest hopes to find them more memorable names. “Names for stars and planets capture our imagination,” said Sharon Morsink, associate professor in…

University of Alberta student robotic team sees success at international competition

A team of students from the University of Alberta recently saw significant success at an international robotics competition in San Diego, Calif. The U of A’s Autonomous Robotic Vehicle Project (ARVP) team placed fourth out of 57 teams from top…

London teen ‘seizure-free’ after Ontario’s first robot-assisted pediatric SEEG neurosurgery

A London teenager has been seizure-free since October after undergoing the province’s first pediatric robot-assisted stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG) procedure at the London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC). The procedure identifies the part of the brain where epileptic seizures originate in preparation for…