Looking for information about a particular science topic to use in your classroom? In these short videos, leading Alberta researchers discuss their work and provide insight into why chose science research as a career.



Timothy Caulfield discusses the social, legal and ethical challenges associated with emerging technologies. Why Timothy became a scientist


David Olson explains the difference between birth at term and preterm birth and how doctors try to predict which women will give birth early. Why David became a scientist

Sandra Davidge explains pregnancy complications including pre-eclampsia. Why Sandra became a scientist

Bone and Joint

Jason McDougall discusses joint pain and and arthritis. Why Jason became a scientist


Todd Anderson explains atherosclerosis and how it leads to heart attacks and strokes.

Matthias Friedrich discusses MRIs and how they are used to look at images of the beating heart. Why Matthias became a scientist

Justin Ezekowitz discusses new therapies and drugs that treat heart failure. Why Justin became a scientist  

Cell Biology

Savraj Grewal explains how cells grow and multiply and discusses cancer genetics. Why Savraj became a scientist

Hans-Joachim Wieden discusses the machinery a cell uses to perform its function and protein synthesis. Why Hans-Joachim became a scientist

Ute Kothe explains how RNA builds protein factories in cancer cells. Why Ute became a scientist

Diet and Nutrition

Kim Raine explains why people eat the way they do, and how we can get them to eat healthier. Why Kim became a scientist


Mark Glover explains how X-ray chrystalography is used to see how proteins and DNA interact with each other. Why Mark became a scientist


Reed Ferber discusses biomechanics and running injuries. Why Reed became a scientist


Sam Weiss explains his work with adult neural stem cells. Why Sam became a scientist


Yves Sauve discusses age related visual losses. Why Yves became a scientist