In a year of unprecedented events in our city, our province, and around the world, science is more important than ever. From innovations in entrepreneurship and program offerings to mobilizing researchers, labs, and efforts to help with the global COVID-19 pandemic, our faculty, staff, and students faced 2020 with initiative, resilience, and compassion. We connected with industry partners, with our communities, and with each other in new ways to help with efforts to solve some of the major issues facing the world. Read on to discover our top 20 stories for the year 2020.
New, large meat-eating dinosaur discovered in Alberta
Science student Jared Voris identifies the first new tyrannosaur species from Canada named in 50 years. Called Thanatotheristes, meaning ‘reaper of death’, the 79-million-year-old fossil is the oldest tyrannosaur known from northern North America.
New professional master's degree programs announced
Master of Data Science and Analytics and Master of Information Security and Privacy programs get green light in 2020. Applications now being accepted for Fall 2021 start!