Helping a local U-Brew operation save money by reducing the cost of brewing supplies, and working with a local microbrewery to sequence the genomes of unique yeast strains are just two ways Dr. Jonathan Van Hamme is using his microbiology research lab to create solutions for the challenges faced by local business owners.

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The SSHRC-funded Camera Obscura project, led by TRU visual arts professor Donald Lawrence, is culminating in the Midnight Sun Camera Obscura Festival, held during Summer Solstice, June 17-21 in Dawson City, Yukon.

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Now is your chance to vote for Canada’s Choice in the national 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. Visit the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies 3MT page for videos of the 11 finalists chosen from regional competitions. Voting is open between May 15 and noon on May 25.

Teacher training programs are obligated to produce diverse educators from all walks of life, but Dr. Kim Calder Stegemann’s research shows that it takes very specific skill sets to thrive in the profession — and many of those skills aren’t traditionally taught.

Elizabeth Watt

Elizabeth Watt from the University of Calgary took top spot at the Western Canadian Three Minute Thesis (3MT) for her presentation, “Permanent Breast Seed Implant: Improving Patient Experience in Early-Stage Breast Cancer”.