Four Alberta teams gathered for a photo at the 2019 aGEM competition.

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 […]

OLS Canmore iGEM 2018

Canmore High Schoolers are Sorting Plastic with Biology

Climate change is a hot topic recently (pun not intended). I think the next generation of young innovators is becoming increasingly aware of how we’re affecting our environment. So I don’t think it’s a coincidence that all three high school […]

NDC High River iGEM Team 2018

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 HS iGEM 2018

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 […]

Photo credit: MindFuel

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 […]