Author: Racquel Araujo-Aikman

An honest proposal

How Uproot is growing a regional local food movement. A company wanting others to grow quickly in their own industry might sound strange to competitors, but that’s exactly what the Uproot Food Collective is all about. In a spotless kitchen in downtown Edmonton that serves as a food manufacturing facility and head office for Uproot’s […]

Research institute launched out of U of A attracts $25 million in investments

Aiming to boost the biotech landscape in Edmonton, Applied Pharmaceutical Innovation has enlisted veteran biotech executive Robert Foster’s Hepion Pharmaceuticals, along with about 19 other companies, to help turn university research into pharmaceutical products. “This is a big win for Edmonton, especially if we want to become a health city. It was an easy pitch […]

Aris MD Makes X-Ray Vision Science Fact

The co-founders of Aris MD, CEO Chandra Devam and CTO Scott Edgar, met at summer camp as eleven year old wunderkinds and bonded over their love of science fiction. As they grew up, Devam, ever the entrepreneur, hired Edgar to install carpets for one of her first businesses. Devam became a model and real estate […]

Growing greener, getting smarter: the rise of a new age

Connie Stacey is in the energy storing business, which is perfect given that she’s full of energy. She’s the mastermind behind Growing Greener Innovations, and hopes to bring her world-changing energy storage system to the masses. They call it the Grengine, but it could be the answer to global energy poverty, as well as blackouts […]

Edmonton surgeons create cyborg tech to better transplant lungs and hearts

An inspirational story he heard as a child, a hot-rod car he loved as young man, and a desire to do something important with his life all helped propel Edmonton transplant surgeon Darren Freed to develop a transformative technology in organ transplantation. Freed and his team at Tevosol, an Edmonton medical technology company, have built the […]

Champion Petfoods Announces Leadership Additions

Blaine McPeak Named CEO and Greg Christenson Named CFO EDMONTON, Alberta–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Champion Petfoods, maker of the award-winning ORIJEN and ACANA dog and cat foods, today announced that the Board of Directors has named Blaine McPeak as Chief Executive Officer. Additionally, Greg Christenson will fill the currently vacant role of Chief Financial Officer. Both executives will […]

Edmonton-based cannabis retailer set to grow with investment from global retailer

Couche-Tard makes strategic cannabis move with investment in Fire & Flower An Edmonton-based cannabis retailer is planning to significantly accelerate its growth and expansion after entering into a deal with one of North America’s largest operators of convenience stores and gas bars. Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. has agreed to make a strategic investment in Fire & Flower […]

Aurora Cannabis and UFC® Launch Clinical Research on Use of Hemp-Derived CBD Products by MMA Athletes

New studies to advance the science on CBD use and athlete health and wellness and to drive product development under new U.S. sports performance brand, ROAR Sports LAS VEGAS, July 24, 2019 /CNW/ – Aurora Cannabis Inc. (“Aurora” or the “Company”) (NYSE: ACB) (TSX: ACB), the Canadian company that’s defining the future of cannabis worldwide, and UFC, the […]

Stantec to lead design for Florida’s $212 million Turnpike reconstruction and capacity improvements

Widening of 10-mile section in Lake County will enable operation of price managed lanes for improved travel reliability EDMONTON, Alberta & ORLANDO, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (FTE), which operates its 461-mile system of limited access toll highways, has selected Stantec to design the reconstruction and capacity improvements for Florida’s […]
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