How Ontario researchers are working to protect our Earth

As people across the globe celebrate Earth Day tomorrow, we’ve compiled an environmentally friendly blog post about all the green research being conducted by Ontario university researchers. Check out how these professors are working to protect our fine Earth. What happens after an iPhone dies? The lack of discussion surrounding electronic waste prompted Brock University professor Jennifer Good to look into it. Her study, “Creating iPhone Dreams: Annihilating E-Waste Nightmares,” examines media coverage of both…

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A pragmatic approach to renewable energy

A family trip to California when Rupp Carriveau was nine years old ignited a passion for renewable energy that has yet to quell. “I was struck by those Jimmy Carter-era wind turbines,” says the University of Windsor researcher. “It seemed so cool. I thought it was so neat to get electricity for free. That’s when I got the bug, I think.” Carriveau will be speaking about wind energy to similarly aged students this Friday (April…

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Creating high-performing, efficient health care systems

University of Toronto health policy expert Gregory Marchildon is creating a North American research network to analyze health policy and help governments make informed decisions. Photo by Zita McWhinney Every second Thursday, we will be featuring an Ontario Research Chair (ORC) from one of the province’s universities. ORCs are university research professorships created to drive provincial research and develop excellence, to create world-class centres of research, and to enhance Ontario’s competitiveness in Canada’s knowledge-based economy. See…

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