Growing Innovation in Alberta

With a little love and care, a rainforest can grow in Alberta. Okay, not literally. The rainforest is a metaphor for messy, vibrant, uncontrollable ecosystems that are always growing. They change in unpredictable ways and are always evolving and adapting, […]

Alberta’s Achievements at iGEM

Well, another year of iGEM is officially over. I was fortunate enough to see the Alberta teams do their final presentations over the five-day competition. It’s incredible to see how much they’ve improved since the aGEM competition just last month. […]

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Alberta’s Hidden Talent Pool

Back in January of 2018, Amazon released its coveted shortlist of candidate cities for its second headquarters (HQ2). For weeks, Calgary Economic Development put their heart and soul into marketing our city. It certainly got some attention. Sidewalk chalk, hockey […]

Why You Need to Pay Attention to Biotech

Why You Need to Pay Attention to Biotech

Back in my first year of undergrad, I was trying to find a research project for the summer before I came across something called “iGEM,” which did something called “synthetic biology.” On a whim, I decided to drop by their […]

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