Butterdome to become COVID-19 secondary treatment facility to keep patients out of ERs

The Butterdome on the University of Alberta campus is being turned into a referrals-only COVID-19 treatment facility with the aim of keeping mildly ill people out of emergency departments in the Edmonton area, Alberta Health Services said Friday. The facility,…

Can a malaria drug combat coronavirus? Researchers want to find out

A team of researchers from the University of Manitoba is part of a collaborative effort by universities across three provinces to test a malaria drug’s efficiency in combating COVID-19. “Our health system may become overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients and currently…

Group of University of Alberta scientists steps up with hand sanitizer

Maintaining social distance while working in a lab to make hand sanitizer is a task a group of University of Alberta scientists didn’t think would be their new reality. That changed earlier this week. “We’re using the World Health Organization…

UCP denies University of Alberta request for budget flexibility, planned layoffs will go forward despite COVID-19 crisis

University of Alberta president David Turpin said that despite attempts to work with the government to “reach an agreement,” mass layoffs due to the 2020 provincial budget will go forward, amid the COVID-19 crisis. In a blog post Monday, Turpin…

U of A and NAIT students say new grading systems during COVID-19 pandemic is unfair

Students and faculty members at the University of Alberta (U of A) are demanding the university claw back its recently changed grading system. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U of A made the decision to change its grading and…

‘Maximum protection’: Alberta company developing COVID-19 vaccine

By Su-Ling Goh Global News Posted March 23, 2020 3:09 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Entos Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is developing a vaccine to prevent COVID-19 infections — and it could…