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Residencies for the science-minded artist

Raymond's Brain 2018

Katrina Vera Wong and Raymond Nakamura, Multi-media co-editors Melding art and science can be challenging, and often requires specialized knowledge, […]

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Women in EntomologyJessica Linton

Today’s Women in Entomology Q&A features Jessica Linton, a terrestrial and wetland biologist with Natural Resource Solutions Inc. Q: What are you studying or working on right now? JL: I am the founder and coordinator of the Ontario Butterfly Species at Risk Recovery and Implementation Team, so a large proportion of my time right now is focused on developing and implementing recovery activities for butterfly species at risk in Ontario. This includes coordinating things like…

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Therapeutic nanoparticles for agricultural crops

Nanoscale drug delivery systems developed by the biomedical community may prove useful to farmers. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) featured the story in a May 26, 2018 online news item (with audio file; Note: A link has been removed), Thanks to a fortuitous conversation between an Israeli chemical engineer who works on medical nanotechnology and his farmer friend, there’s a new way to deliver nourishment to nutrient-starved crops. Avi Schroeder, the chemical engineer and cancer…

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Changes

Despite the fact that I’ve been on sabbatical since September, I have continued to work as the Director of the Physical Science & Engineering Education Research Centre (PSEER) at the University of Guelph (albeit with a much lighter workload and schedule). I’ve also continued to be a member of the SEED Community Food Project steering committee,Continue reading "Changes"

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A Scottish experience

This week on Dispatches of the Field, we welcome Larissa Simulik to share her story of conducting bird surveys in Scotland – sheep and all! For more about Larissa check out her bio at the end of the post. The beauty of field work is getting to travel and work/live in some of the most unique places in the world. An example of this was the time I spent working as a seasonal assistant warden…

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