The Experiences of Female Students in an Introductory Physics Course

By Emily Marshman, Zeynep Y. Kalender, Timothy Nokes-Malach, Christian Schunn, and Chandralekha Singh Imagine you are sitting in a classroom full of 200 students in an introductory physics course at a large university. Looking around the room, you don’t think you can relate to your classmates, and you are not sure if you will be able to succeed in the course. During discussions with your classmates, sometimes it feels as though they aren’t paying attention…

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Scientists and Social Media: Finding Value in the Echo Chamber

By Erin Zimmerman, PhD Society’s mental image of the typical working scientist—older, white, and male—is not one that naturally leads a person to think of scientists on social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram. These busy hubs of interconnectivity have an altogether younger and more diverse user base. But as anyone who has spent time exploring #ActualLivingScientist and other science-themed hashtags will know social media can be a place where scientists of all ages, fields,…

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Women in Science: Bernadette Conant

By Sarah Boon, PhD At 55 years of age, Bernadette Conant frequently tells people, "I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up."  It’s the same feeling she’s had since high school. "Like many teenagers, I didn’t really know what I wanted to pursue either in university or in life," she says. "I was interested in concrete, tangible topics like biology, chemistry, and geology, and found math, physics, and English too…

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Jennifer Lee: APNM Undergraduate Research Excellence Award Winner

Canadian Science Publishing sponsors the Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism Undergraduate Research Excellence Awards, which are awarded in partnership with the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology and the Canadian Nutrition Society. Award winner Jennifer Lee shares her research on carbohydrate consumption and cognition in children. By Jennifer Lee For the past two years, I had the pleasure of working under the mentorship of Dr. Nick Bellissimo, an Associate Professor in the School of Nutrition at…

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New Fossil Fish Discoveries and “Deep Time” Climate Change in the Canadian Arctic

By Michael D. Gottfried, Michigan State University Despite the escalating impacts of climate change, today’s Canadian Arctic is still an "Icehouse" world marked by polar conditions. During the immensely long span of Earth’s existence, however, this has not always been the case. The fossil record and other sources of data for studying ancient climates show that the Arctic was far more temperate 50 million years ago during the early Eocene Epoch in Earth’s geologic history,…

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Tristan Dorey: <i>APNM</i> Undergraduate Research Excellence Award Winner

Canadian Science Publishing sponsors the Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism Undergraduate Research Excellence Awards, which are awarded in partnership with the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology and the Canadian Nutrition Society. Award winner Tristan Dorey shares his research on compression socks. By Tristan Dorey A year before starting my honours thesis I approached Dr. Derek Kimmerly, an Assistant Professor in the School of Health and Human Performance at Dalhousie University, to discuss a project I…

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Robyn Madden: <i>APNM</i> Undergraduate Research Excellence Award Winner

Canadian Science Publishing sponsors the Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism Undergraduate Research Excellence Awards, which are awarded in partnership with the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology and the Canadian Nutrition Society. Award winner Robyn Madden shares her research on nutrition of athletes with physical disabilities. By Robyn Madden In May 2015, I was presented with the opportunity to enter the field of nutritional research under the supervision of Dr. Jill Parnell in the Department of…

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Robyn Madden: <i>APNM</i> Undergraduate Research Excellence Award Winner

Canadian Science Publishing sponsors the Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism Undergraduate Research Excellence Awards, which are awarded in partnership with the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology and the Canadian Nutrition Society. Award winner Robyn Madden shares her research on nutrition of athletes with physical disabilities. By Robyn Madden In May 2015, I was presented with the opportunity to enter the field of nutritional research under the supervision of Dr. Jill Parnell in the Department of…

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Women in Physics: Dr. Renee Horton

This post is part of an ongoing series by Jenny Kliever about women in physics who have inspired others and contributed to the field in unique and impressive ways. The Canadian Journal of Physics will be publishing a special issue on women in physics in 2018. Keep up to date on all CJP activities by signing up for the CJP newsletter. As a child growing up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Renee Horton spent many nights…

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Mind the (Detection) Gap: Tracking Fish Across Coral Reef Habitats

The location of fishes can be tracked using underwater listening stations. But is the detection of electronically tagged fish by these stations equal across habitats? In their new publication in Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Nick Farmer and Jerry Ault develop a statistical method to account for gaps in tag detection. Read on to learn about their multi-year study in one of Florida’s marine protected areas.  By Nick Farmer and Jerry Ault Located…

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