Rovers, Parachutes, and Life on Mars: Reflections from the Ontario Rover Rally

On July 28, 2019 (Sunday) the first Ontario Rover Rally was held at the McMaster Innovation Park in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The event was organized by a committee of undergraduate and graduate students of McMaster University with mentorship from the McMaster Engineering Society and Faculty of Engineering, the Canadian Mars Society, and the ​Canadian Space Technology Advancement Group. Group picture of all the Rover Team Members The Ontario Rover Rally was a very unique and…

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Cantastic Authorpalooza: Karen Patkau

Welcome to Cantastic Authorpalooza, featuring posts by great Canadian children’s writers! Today’s guest: Karen Patkau. Take it away, Karen! Peck! Pick! Pop! Crack! HATCH! A plaster cast of an embryo fossil and three eggs circulated around the room. Dr. David Evans, a paleontologist at the Royal Ontario Museum, described his remarkable find: a dinosaur nursery where he found dinosaur eggs! As a writer and illustrator of non-fiction picture books, nature and animals are my passion.…

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2020 Mitacs Globalink Positions Available

Are you, or do you know, an outstanding undergraduate student from Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, Tunisia, Ukraine, or United Kingdom looking for a unique research experience? If so, check out the Mitacs Globalink program, which has just released the 2020 list of approved summer internships. I am happy to announceContinue reading "2020 Mitacs Globalink Positions Available"

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We’re Almost Out of Sand

By Adrienne Montgomerie Windows, concrete, silicone chips, and even water filtration systems have one thing in common, and it’s getting harder and harder to find: it’s sand.Can you believe that? The stuff between your toes at the beach, in your bathing suit, in your bag… the stuff that is so hard to get rid of, that sticks everywhere. That sand is running out. It’s getting so hard to find that people are even stealing it,…

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Apollo 11 Outreach

Artash and Arushi conducted a parachute building workshop on 24 July 2019. Incidentally 50 years ago on this day, Neil Armstrong… 30 kids participated in the activity. The challenge was to land the parachute with a model astronaut in it with the slowest descent rate possible. Artash and Arushi gave an overview about rockets and how they function. They briefed the kids of the size of parachutes used by Apollo 11 module, the weight it…

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Une immersion européenne pour le congrès de l’International Society for Behavioral Ecology

par Audrey TurcotteÀ l’été 2016, ce fut la première fois durant ma maîtrise que je ne participais pas à la saison de terrain. Cela dit, tout bon scientifique sait qu'un été sans terrain s’agence à merveille avec une participation à un congrès. C’est ainsi que j’ai eu l’opportunité de m'inscrire au congrès de l’International Society for Behavioral Ecology (ISBE) à l’Université d’Exeter (Exeter, Royaume-Uni) grâce au prix d’excellence du CSBQ. En plus d’être mon premier…

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