High River Teens are Fighting Fatbergs

High schools have to be resourceful. Not all of them have access to a nearby university to gain access to things like autoclaves, centrifuges, and shaking incubators. That didn’t stop the Notre Dame Collegiate high school iGEM team in High […]

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 […]

Saving the Bees with UAlberta Undergrads

I have a love-hate relationship with bugs. I know they’re super important to the ecosystem, but I just cannot stand being anywhere near them. For example, I saw a spider in my house the other day and now I’m a […]

Towards Safer Gene Therapy with Calgary Undergrads

Genetic engineering isn’t easy. Sure, modern synbio techniques are easier than techniques of yore, but there are still a lot of challenges that researchers face. Take gene therapy and precision medicine, for example. Very hot topics, because you can customize […]

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

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 […]