How Alberta’s iGEM Students are Persevering through COVID-19

This article was originally written for Genome Alberta’s Genomics Blog. Normally at this point in the year, students around the world would be hard at work in the lab, getting ready for the iGEM competition. Teams competing at this synthetic […]

Alberta Teams Off to Boston for iGEM 2019

Ah, iGEM season. My favourite time of year. As I sit here in the airport waiting for my flight to board, I feel like I should take some time to share with you all what Alberta’s students have been up […]

Canvas Kit Review: Patience is a Virtue

I was really excited to get my Amino Labs Canvas Kit in the mail, which came as a Black Friday bonus with the purchase of a copy of Zero to Genetic Engineering Hero. It’s been a while since I’ve worked […]

Gift Idea: Teach Yourself and Your Kids to Be Genetic Engineers

The phrase “genetic engineering” can sound intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. With the help of Amino Labs, an Alberta-based startup, you can try your hand at genetic engineering without prior knowledge or training. Amino Labs is a STEM […]

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. […]

Lethbridge High Schoolers are Tackling Tailings Ponds

One thing I love about the iGEM competition is seeing how students get engaged with real-world problems. I think a lot of Albertans will appreciate the challenges that the Lethbridge High School iGEM team decided to take on this year. […]

Packaging Precious Goods with Lethbridge Undergrads

I buy a lot of things online these days. It’s just so convenient to find something on Amazon and trust that it’ll get delivered to my doorstep at some point. But if you think about it, there’s a lot of […]

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 […]