Women in Physics: Dr. Victoria Kaspi

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 later in 2017. Keep up to date on all CJP activities by signing up for the CJP newsletter. A logical thinker and always ready for a challenge, Victoria Kaspi chose to…

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2017 <i>Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism</i> Undergraduate Research Excellence Awards

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism (APNM) Undergraduate Research Excellence Awards. This awards series is presented by Canadian Science Publishing (CSP) in partnership with the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology and the Canadian Nutrition Society. The awards series recognizes outstanding senior undergraduate students who are enrolled in exercise science and nutrition major programs at participating Canadian universities and colleges. The awards are presented on an annual…

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Big Promises from Small Materials: Highlights from the Nano-Hybrid Materials Symposium at the 100<sup>th</sup> Canadian Chemistry Conference

The Canadian Journal of Chemistry was proud to sponsor the Nano-Hybrid Materials Symposium at the 100th Canadian Chemistry Conference. Symposium co-organizer Dr. Mita Dasog shares the latest nano-hybrid science and highlights from this interdisciplinary meeting.  By Mita Dasog Humanity has relied on naturally occurring materials to build its civilizations for millennia. But as technology progresses by leaps and bounds, so too does the need for specialized materials with distinct properties. What does one do if no…

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Meet the Editor: Dr. Craig Lake, <i>Canadian Geotechnical Journal</i>

The Canadian Geotechnical Journal is proud to have Dr. Craig Lake join the Editorial Board as Co-Editor. Dr. Lake and his students study waste containment systems: from design, performance, and degradation of soil barriers to testing synthetic materials that filter seepage from wastewater ponds. Get to know Dr. Lake in our latest Q&A.   Welcome aboard! You completed your Bachelor of Civil Engineering at the Technical University of Nova Scotia and are back in Halifax as…

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8<sup>th</sup> Annual Muscle Health Awareness Day @ York University

By Liam Tryon  Skeletal muscle is the largest metabolic organ in the body and contributes to whole-body health through locomotion, heat production, and by acting as a storage depot for a number of nutrients critical for proper functioning of the body, such as glucose and lipids. An appreciation for and continued research on the mechanisms regulating muscle function, structure, and metabolism are essential for increasing our understanding of how these mechanisms may be altered by…

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If You’re Going to Take a Break From Sitting, Make it Count

As you begin to read this blog post, consider how long you have been sitting for. When was the last time you got up to talk to a colleague or use the washroom? It’s now commonly understood that sedentary lifestyles tethered to desks and chairs do not align with our evolutionary history and do not preserve our health. We are advised to take breaks—stand, stretch, and go for walks—but does the type of activity break…

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Science Communicators, Get Your GIF On

By Kat Middleton The first animated GIF I ever made was a flaming red danger sign. The year was 1997, and I’d just started my own graphic design page on the free website-building platform, Geocities. The most popular GIF at the time was the Dancing Baby, known for its appearance that same year on the TV show Ally McBeal. My GIF obsession started as a childhood hobby but has since become a major part of my…

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Women in Physics: Dr. Shohini Ghose

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 later in 2017. Keep up to date on all CJP activities by signing up for the CJP newsletter. When Shohini Ghose was a young girl growing up in India, she wanted…

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Canada’s Softwood Lumber Trade: Past, Present, and Future

By Alice Palmer On April 28, 2017, the US Department of Commerce placed a countervailing duty of about 20% on Canadian softwood lumber entering the United States. The media buzzed to life: suddenly everyone from Stephen Colbert to Al Jazeera was talking about Canadian 2x4s. Given the burst of interest in this topic, some of you may be asking “why is this so important?” Economic significance Canada is literally covered in forests—347 million hectares to…

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Given a Second Chance Rejected DNA Reveals a New Order of Microscopic Red Algae

A new species, genus, family, and order of red algae were recently described in Botany. Marine biologist Gary Saunders shares the story of this accidental discovery.  By: Gary Saunders, Ph.D. Oddly enough, one of the outstanding yet fundamental questions in the study of biodiversity remains “how many species are there?” This may come as a surprise to many, but the fact remains that the actual number of eukaryotic species currently described is ~1.4–1.9 million with…

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