Planet Earth or Planet Plastic? It’s getting hard to tell…

By Catherine Lau, Biology/Life Sciences Co-Editor; Tanya Samman, Earth & Environmental Science Co-Editor; and Lené Gary, General Science Co-Editor Plastic is lightweight, flexible, durable, and relatively inexpensive to produce and buy. These qualities make it ubiquitous in everyday life. Although it certainly makes our lives easier, the fact that we can carelessly dispose of plastic without […]

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Bringing quantum mechanics to the Canadian public

By Lauren Borja, Physics and Astronomy Co-Editor In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, a traveling exhibit on quantum mechanics and technology is touring science centers and museums across the nation. QUANTUM: The Exhibition explains these concepts in an easy-to-understand and hands-on way. From Vancouver to Halifax—with stops in Calgary, Saskatoon, Kitchener, and Ottawa—people of all […]

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Chemistry CAN Change the World

Thoughts About the Closing Public Outreach Engagement Lecture of the 100th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition By Connie Tang, Chemistry Co-Editor   Each year, the Canadian Society of Chemistry holds the Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, better known as the CSC conference.  This year’s edition, which ran from May 28 to June 1 in Toronto, […]

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