What Are Canadian Children Eating at School (and How Can Eating Habits be Improved)?

By: Claire Tugault-Lafleur, MA, RD and Jennifer Black, PhD, RD Evidence suggests that the majority of Canadian children do not meet national dietary recommendations for vegetables, fruit, or dairy products, and their overall diet quality is poor. Schools can be an important place to foster healthy eating habits since children consume one or more meals at school on weekdays. However, no nationally representative studies have examined what children eat at school or whether foods consumed…

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GPS et sens de l’orientation

Chronique science du 11 août sur CIBL. À force de trop souvent se laisser guider par eux, les GPS ont un effet néfaste sur notre cerveau. Des chercheurs ont comparé le fonctionnement de l’hippocampe et du cortex préfrontal, deux structures responsables du sens de l’orientation, lorsqu’on se dirige nous-mêmes dans un quartier labyrinthique ou lorsqu’on […]

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From the classroom to the real world: How Laurier students are helping international scholars overcoming war

Stephanie Lee (far right) is one of the Assistant Directors of Public Affairs for Laurier’s International Students Overcoming War (ISOW) program. Taking your research from the classroom or lab and into the real world is always a goal of many university researchers. For Wilfrid Laurier professor and global affairs researcher Gavin Brockett, the wheels were set in motion almost four years ago during a first-year seminar on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. As the students were finishing…

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