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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The importance of mountains on everyday life is often overlooked, on December 11, 2018, the Canadian Mountain Network will celebrate mountains with a panel discussion on #MountainsMatter for Water as a part of the third Anual Mountain Festival at the University of Alberta.
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…
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…
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"
Doctors may soon have a new tool to fight antibiotic-resistant infections: a biosensor that provides an instant diagnosis, even in remote settings. Get the full story Hitting Back Against Bacterial Infections
Samanta Hoffmann, Nature Conservancy of Canada Seaweeds, a type of macro-algae (a group that includes benthic [attached to the bottom] marine algae that are typically visible to the naked eye), provide hope for a more sustainable future, through healthier food, renewable energy and fewer plastics. Over the last few years, not only have scientists developed […]
Philanthropy as Life's Work: An Interview with Manny PaddaThursday, December 6, 2018 - 12:52amWe recently sat down with Manny Padda, entrepreneur, philanthropist and founder of New Avenue Capital, the presenting sponsor for Science of CocktailRead more
Read about Matthew Braun's encounters with plains bison on NCC's Buffalo Valley 01 property in the Missouri Coteau, SK.
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…