Edmonton Journal - Patti LaBoucane-Benson has a PhD in human ecology. She is a recipient of the Aboriginal Role Model of Alberta Award for Education. When it came time for her to think about publishing the dissertation work she completed at the University of Alberta — focusing on healing and resilience in indigenous families and communities — she decided to publish a graphic novel. (Story also ran in most Post Media outlets including Ottawa Citizen, Regina Leader-Post, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, the Vancouver Province etc.).
Alberta Farmer Express – Lars Hallstrom, Director of the Alberta Centre for Rural Communities, predicts that the new NDP government’s emphasis on equity could be good news for rural Albertans.
St. Albert Gazette - In a round-up of science-related stories, ALES entomologist John Acorn put out a call this week for Albertans to find and photograph all 173 species of butterfly thought to exist in the province, while wildland fire researcher Mike Flannigan told an audience at a public lecture series that climate change means more forest fires for Alberta, and that means we have to get better at predicting them.