Bringing science to underserved communities

CALGARY, AB, Sept. 16, 2021 /CNW/ – Starting this week, Genome Alberta will probably be sponsoring a collection of 2-minute options which is able to air on the Windspeaker radio community in Alberta.

You will hear distinguished members of the indigenous group speaking about some facet of science and the way it relates to their tradition and group.

The collection begins off with a have a look at CWD (power losing illness) which is a deadly prion illness affecting deer, elk, moose, caribou, and reindeer. This week, Robbie Potts, a Plains Cree and pupil on the University of Alberta, talks about his function on the power losing illness analysis staff from the angle of a group hunter.

Other matters to be coated embrace environmental sustainability, arithmetic, STEM schooling (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), and freshwater fish conservation. The collection goals to illustrate among the connections – and the disconnects – between Indigenous science and Western-based science.

You can hear ‘Why Science’ broadcast on CJWE 88.1, The Raven 89.3, CFWE, or stream CUZIN radio on-line. The options will air not less than 4 instances a day (11 am hour, 3 pm hour, 9 pm hour and a number of overnights) on every of the stations on Wednesday and Fridays.
Windspeaker radio is a division of the Aboriginal Multi-Media Society.

About Genome Alberta
Genome Alberta is a publicly funded not-for revenue company which invests primarily in large-scale genome science analysis tasks and expertise platforms targeted on areas of strategic significance to the province (human well being, forestry, plant and animal agriculture, vitality, and setting). By working collaboratively with all ranges of presidency, universities, and trade, Genome Alberta is a catalyst for a powerful life sciences sector with social and financial advantages for Alberta and for Canada. We are the one provincial group targeted 100% on genomic-related instruments and expertise.

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