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Craig Knox accepts DrugBank's award surrounded by a crowd at Poppy Barley
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DrugBank continues winning streak at YEG Community Startup Awards

DrugBank was awarded "Most Edmonton Startup of the Year" at the second annual YEG Startup Community Awards on May 19.

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Cory Janssen at a podium bearing the words "Diversifying our Economy" beside a banner reading "AI Lab for Government, powered by AltaML]
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Province creates public sector AI lab with AltaML

The Alberta government is putting $3.4 million annually into GovLab.AI, a public sector artificial intelligence lab that aims to solve complex problems by pairing experts from AltaML with post-secondary students and graduates via Mitacs to work with public servants.

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Michael Wilson in front of a brick wall
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DrugBank's culture is helping it build critical infrastructure for healthcare

DrugBank has been named one of Canada's best workplaces by the Great Place to Work Institute. The Edmonton-based company's debut at 19th in the under 50 employees category closely follows its success in raising $9 million of seed funding earlier this month.

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Bloom: A pizza pivot, raising funds, and wrapping up Y Combinator

In Episode 10 of Bloom, co-hosts Emily Rendell-Watson and Faaiza Ramji talk about space-data startup Wyvern, health innovation company PulseMedica, and the nimble restaurateurs behind High Dough.

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Ribbon Rouge aims to close gaps in health equity for Black Albertans

The Ribbon Rouge Foundation has launched a new community initiative that aims to secure health equity for African, Caribbean, and Black people.

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A newspaper clipping headlined "New General Hospital Wing Planned To Cost $1,900,000 and a photo of the construction headlined "Hospital Wing To Provide 200 More Beds
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A moment in history: April 6, 1951

On this day 71 years ago, the foundation had been laid for a $1.9-million expansion of the Edmonton General Hospital, which has been in service since 1896.

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Lisa Bélanger stands beside four markers of different elevations on the Pacific Crest Trail
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Flat Out Feasts explores new territory with its freeze-dried meals

An incomplete trek on the Pacific Crest Trail and a battle with Type 1 diabetes led Edmonton's Lisa Bélanger to launch her freeze-dried meal company, Flat Out Feasts.

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PulseMedica CEO Nir Katchinskiy speaks into a microphone in front of a slide reading "500 million people worldwide are suffering"
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PulseMedica raises $2.6M as it prepares to launch laser treatment trial

PulseMedica has raised an oversubscribed $2.6-million seed round, which it largely plans to use to run its first clinical trial beginning in June.

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Cover art for The Re:Pro Health Podcast, featuring the title on a pink square
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Podcast pick: The Re:Pro Health Podcast

If you've ever had a question about your sexual or reproductive health that you were too embarrassed to ask your doctor about, The Re:Pro Health Podcast is here to help.

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