Twenty per cent hike in flu vaccinations ambitious but attainable

U of A professor says COVID-19 crisis has provided much-needed public education in how vaccines can prevent deadly viruses

Twenty per cent hike in flu vaccinations ambitious but attainableA pharmacy researcher predicts more of us will roll up our sleeves for the influenza vaccine this fall thanks to the crash course we’ve all had recently on viruses and how to prevent them. “Because of COVID-19, people are becoming a lot more aware of how susceptible they are to viruses and virus-caused infections, especially…

Project aims to make water treatment greener, more efficient

U of A computing scientists working with Edmonton company to find out if applying AI to water treatment is a financial, environmental win-win

Project aims to make water treatment greener, more efficientA pilot project leveraging the University of Alberta’s artificial intelligence expertise to improve the process of making drinking water safe is up and running in Drayton Valley, Alta. The U of A’s Reinforcement Learning and Artificial Intelligence Lab, along with the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute, an Alberta not-for-profit institute with U of A affiliations, Edmonton infrastructure technology…

Wearable tech helps people manage multiple sclerosis

Wearable tech helps people manage multiple sclerosisUniversity of Alberta researchers are teaming up with a precision-health innovator to develop a low-cost wearable sensor to help people suffering from chronic neurologic conditions treat their illness remotely, while reducing the frequency and costs of hospital visits. Hossein Rouhani, an assistant professor in the Faculty of Engineering and primary investigator in the Neuromuscular Control and Biomechanics Laboratory,…

U of C establishes IoT research chair

Focus on IoT research in the areas of energy, smart cities, transportation, and workplace safety including COVID-19 related solutions

U of C establishes IoT research chairRogers Communications and the University of Calgary have announced a five-year agreement to advance innovative Internet of things (IoT) research with the establishment of the Rogers Internet of Things Chair. Research will be led by Dr. Steven Liang, PhD, a renowned researcher at the Schulich School of Engineering. “This initiative will bring ground-breaking IoT research…

New Calgary centre launched for agri-business research

The Simpson Centre for Agricultural and Food Innovation and Public Education will advance research around public policies for agri-food and agri-business

New Calgary centre launched for agri-business researchThe University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy has established a new research centre named after well-known Alberta rancher John Simpson. The Simpson Centre for Agricultural and Food Innovation and Public Education will advance research around public policies that strengthen and support the growth and sustainability of agri-food and agri-business, particularly in western Canada. Simpson…