Program 1

AIRDATE:01/16/01

PROMO: John McDougall, CEO of Alberta Research Council Dr. Michael Payne, Historic Sites and Cultural Facilities, Alberta Community Development Cindy Shepel, Watershed Engineer with EPCOR.

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TITLE: John McDougall, CEO of Alberta Research Council
SUBJECT: #1 Alberta Research Council Celebrates 80th Anniversary
SYNOPSIS: After 80 years, the Alberta Research Council is going strong and heading in new directions. John outlines his vision for the ARC and talks about some of the leading edge research and technology that ARC scientists are working on.

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TITLE: Dr. Michael Payne, Historic Sites and Cultural Facilities, Alberta Community Development
SUBJECT: #1 How the Alberta Research Council Came to Be
SYNOPSIS: January 2001 marks the 80th anniversary of the Alberta Research Council. Michael looks back at the political and scientific climate in Alberta that led to the establishment of this innovative and important institution. The ARC became the model for the National Research Council which was established a few years later.

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TITLE: Cindy Shepel, Watershed Engineer with EPCOR.
SUBJECT: #1 Study on Water Quality and Waterborne Diseases
SYNOPSIS: As a graduate student at the U of A, Cindy took part in a study of the North Saskatchewan watershed, researching the presence of cryptosporidium and giardia in the creeks and rivers upstream of the Edmonton water treatment plants. The findings outlined in her masters thesis have contributed significantly to an area of research and public health which was generally ignored throughout North America. Now people from around the world come to Cindy and her colleagues for advice on dealing with their parasite problems.

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