Program 69


PROMO: AHFMR supports research by U of L's Judith Kulig on teens & violence in rural Alberta

Dr. Glen Prusky of the U of L takes rats swimming to find treatment for degenerative eye disease

Ken Plourde outline's AlPac's successful GHG reduction program

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TITLE: Judith Kulig, Associate Professor, School of Health Sciences, University of Lethbridge
SUBJECT: #69 Researching Teens and Violence in Rural Alberta
SYNOPSIS: While violence is a common topic in urban centres, very little has been done to study violence in rural communities. Judith Kulig is a health researcher at the University of Lethbridge. And with support from the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research, she and her colleagues have embarked on a study to look at how rural teens define violence, what impact it has on their lives, and what resources are required in their communities.



TITLE: Dr. Glen Prusky, Professor of Psychology and Neurosciences, University of Lethbridge
SUBJECT: #69 All the Better to See You: The Case of the Swimming Rats
SYNOPSIS: University of Lethbridge researcher Dr. Glen Prusky is working on new techniques to treat "age related macular degeneration". This disorder is a major cause of blindness in humans. But it's rats that have to stand up and take a bow. Prusky's rats have learned to swim towards ever-changing striped computer monitors that mimic the effect of losing one's vision.



TITLE: Ken Plourde, Director of Forest Strategies, Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries
SUBJECT: #69 The Road to Carbon Neutral
SYNOPSIS: In 1999, Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries embarked on a program to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. To date these have been cut by 36 percent, a commendable feat considering the mill is barely ten years old and was built with the most up-to-date technology. Ken Plourde, AlPac's Director of Forest Strategies, expects that through the implementation of several innovative initiatives, the company will be "carbon neutral" before 2009.