By KALI MCKAY
Glaciers around the globe are continuing to melt so fast that many will disappear in the next 50 to 100 years. Such conspicuous evidence of climate change indicates growing challenges that affect more than polar bears and weather forecasts.
Enter U of L associate professor Dr. Hester Jiskoot: a glaciologist leading efforts to understand what’s happening to Earth’s ice masses, and what those changes mean for southern Alberta and beyond.
By ZYNA TAYLOR
Sisters and Faculty of Management classmates Brittany and Amanda Miller placed third overall in the prestigious Canada’s Next Top Ad Exec competition, which wrapped up at the end of March.
“All of us in the Faculty of Management are very proud of Amanda and Brittany’s success in this prestigious national business case study competition,” says Faculty of Management Dean Dr. Bob Ellis.
By TREVOR KENNEY
“It is 1971. I have just turned twenty. The soles of my weathered Canadian boots are being hit from below by splashes of flying red mud. Then the road’s texture changes from oozing muck to industrial-grade gravel as I chug along on my single-cylinder, British-made motorcycle – a BSA 250.”
Alumna Chelsea Matisz (BSc ’06, MSc ’09) was recently named the winner of the Ashton Cuckler New Investigator Award. This award is handed out by the American Society of Parasitologists and is given to the top graduate student in the field, based upon the quality of research accomplished during a candidate’s graduate studies. In the past, this award has gone to a recently-graduated PhD student, while Matisz is currently in a PhD program at the University of Calgary.
University of Lethbridge President Dr. Mike Mahon chats about what’s happening in the University community
What does the Strategic Plan mean to you?
By STACY SEGUIN
On Mar. 11, 2011, the world watched in horror as Japan was rocked by a massive earthquake followed by a crushing tsunami that left behind a mass of death, destruction and devastation. Stirred by human compassion, many people want to help during such tragedies but often don’t know how – so they wait for someone to take the lead. For Mieko Okutomi, a University of Lethbridge student with family in Japan – waiting was not an option.
By BOB COONEY
It’s not every day that you get to make a definitive decision on a new species. But after a number of years of review, research submitted for peer review in 2008 by Dr. Theresa Burg and then-undergraduate student Derek Raines has been recognized as being a key factor in distinctly defining a group of endangered albatrosses located on remote Amsterdam Island in the South Indian Ocean.