Women in Physics: Dr. Diane Nalini de Kerckhove

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.  Some people go through life following a traditional or linear career path, others listen…

Continue reading


Real Therapy in Virtual Worlds

Video games can be incredibly engaging, keeping players coming back for the thrill of levelling up. This playful motivation is the foundation of a growing trend of gamification in physical therapy. Motion-based games were brought into the mainstream by the Nintendo Wii, a game console that features virtual versions of sports like boxing, tennis, and […] Get the full story Real Therapy in Virtual Worlds

Continue reading


My own donation journey…

In this six-part series, Dr. Jeannie Callum, a hospital-based transfusion specialist, shares her real-life experience witnessing the impact of blood donation on patient lives. She provides some fascinating insight into blood transfusion, past and present, and emphasizes the need for male donors and why some donors may be safer for patients. Read the complete series here.

Continue reading


The Amazon River & the Tragedy of “The Tragedy of The Commons”

Environmentality: a militarized mentality… a pattern of thought that seeks to justify increases in national and civilian security by increasing insecurity; environmentalism turned into a policing action—Robert P. Marzec   According to Robert Marzec, of the University of Minnesota, science has sought since the 1700s to emancipate human beings from their dependence on chance; the science and philosophy of men ultimately “brought about a form of securitization that changed the understanding of Nature from an…

Continue reading


Brock undergrad researching ways to make radiation therapy more efficient

Her goal is laser-focused—Alicia Martin wants to help improve cancer treatment. The fourth-year Brock University physics student has been conducting research in partnership with the Niagara Health System (NHS) as part of an experiential learning opportunity, investigating ways to make radiation therapy more efficient. Martin has been working closely with Dr. Ranjini Tolakanahalli, Manager of the NHS’s Department of Medical Physics at the Walker Family Cancer Centre, to improve the effectiveness of external beam therapy, a…

Continue reading