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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘Powerful and potent’: Big Edmonton food buyers team up to buy local

Working group taps into institutions’ large purchasing power to influence supply chain Large institutions, from hospitals and colleges to the Edmonton Convention Centre, are looking at ways to boost their purchases of local food products. The answer, according to a working group called Alberta Flavour, lies in a coordinated approach between producers, distributors and the […]

Trans Mountain triggering interest in warehouse space

Some Edmonton developers are honing in on the construction of warehouse space in the wake of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, suggests a new report tracking the area’s real estate market. “I think that the market itself is stabilized, there are some areas that still may have a little bit more concern, but for […]

Former NAIT boss making his name in furniture

The Energizer Bunny is back. Sam Shaw made quite the name for himself and NAIT (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology) when he headed up the educational institution for 13 years, from 1997 to 2010. He was here, there and everywhere – running and modernizing Alberta’s biggest post-secondary school,  chairing the city’s United Way campaign, being […]

It’s rocket engineering, not rocket science

Meet the UAlberta engineer who designed heat shields to protect Apollo astronauts It was July 20, 1969, and the first humans to set foot on the moon were dilly-dallying. Experiencing one-sixth gravity for the first time, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were skipping and jumping across the lunar surface. Watching them on his television […]

Inspiring innovative alumni to dream big and keep trying

Donor generosity supports entrepreneurs through ups and downs After graduating from the University of Alberta, Kieran Ryan, ’08 BSc, was living in central Calgary, walking to his job in the oil industry. A new car service in the city meant he didn’t need to own a car, a novel experience. Ryan and another grad decided […]

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