Recent stories about education

Taking Care: Alumni Stories About Life in the Original Residences and Lister Hall, 1911-2020, on a bookshelf surrounded by other books of Canadiana
history education

New book documents residence life at the University of Alberta

A chance meeting at an alumni event that Ellen Schoeck almost skipped led to a series of books about the University of Alberta, the latest of which has just been published.

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A newspaper clipping of two ads for CKUA shows, one for "Your Home and You" and another for "Hamlets There Have Been"
history radio

A moment in history: Jan. 25, 1949

On this day 74 years ago, CKUA was broadcasting cooking lessons and drama lectures out of the University of Alberta.

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Cover art for Taproot Edmonton's Bloom, brought to you by Edmonton Unlimited
technology podcast

Edmonton-born programs tap talents of neurodivergent workers

Episode 38 of Taproot's podcast about innovation takes a look at a couple of organizations in Edmonton that help people with autism find work that makes the most of their abilities.

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A profile pic of ELIXR president Martin Ferguson-Pell
health technology

ELIXR celebrates new partnership with EON Reality

An Edmonton-based non-profit focused on extended reality is marking Virtual Reality Day by celebrating a new partnership that will give thousands of Alberta students access to XR development tools.

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A smiling Jennifer Griffin Schaeffer, flanked by Jonathan Schaeffer and Adriana Lopez Forero, at an awards ceremony
technology business

Online education entrepreneur aims to make learning beautiful

If you have had a bad experience with online learning, says Jennifer Griffin Schaeffer on Onlea, it's because an important ingredient was missing: respect.

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Taproot Edmonton's Bloom podcast, brought to you by Innovate Edmonton
podcast bloom

TIQ Software takes a journey from enterprise to SaaS

After two decades of building TIQ Software into a successful e-learning provider for enterprise clients, Jason Suriano wanted to see if he could spin his company's expertise in gamified learning into a software-as-a-service product for smaller customers.

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Innovate Edmonton's Catherine Warren at the downtown public library
technology innovation

Innovation U offers free series to bring entrepreneurial ideas to life

Innovate Edmonton and the Edmonton Public Library are teaming up to offer a free four-part series that teaches the fundamentals of entrepreneurship. Designed to help participants develop ideas into pitchable business plans, Innovation U will run from July 7 to Oct. 6, both online and in-person at the Stanley A. Milner library downtown.

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A smiling Danielle Paradis, wearing T-shirt with Cree syllabics on it, stands with her arm around McKenzie Toulouse
technology education

Immersive program combines coding, ceremony, and Indigenous knowledge

A program that merges technology and traditional teachings has come to Edmonton to give Indigenous young adults digital skills and deeper connections to their communities.

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A portrait of Trisha Estabrooks, smiling in front of a brick wall
city council podcast

Public school board hamstrung when it comes to City Plan, says chair

Past decisions by the city and current decisions by the province are making it difficult for the school system to live up to the City Plan's vision of 15-minute districts, suggests the chair of the Edmonton Public School Board.

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