Meet Our Experts: Lesley McGilp, Vice-President of Energy

A societal shift toward mitigating climate change has led industry to take on how to continue providing energy to support our lifestyles and economies without generating greenhouse gas emissions that come from fossil fuel-sourced energy. Learn how Lesley McGilp and her team are tackling this challenge head-on.

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#595 Handmade: A Scientist’s Search for Meaning Through Making

In Handmade: A Scientist’s Search for Meaning Through Making, author Anna Ploszajski takes her experience of materials science out of the lab and into the world of craftspeople. Ploszajski's quest to fashion a broader perspective on stuff surpasses the dry and academic. In her book, Anna brings readers along through an exploration of materials ancient and modern, bringing out the ways that matter intersects with society and identity. On the show, we’ll talk about matter from…

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Dépopulation ou reprise de contrôle possible de notre avenir?

Pour le 40e anniversaire de la fondation de Nature Québec, j’ai écrit un court texte qui parlait, d’une part, de certains acquis de l’organisme au fil des ans et, d’autre part, d’une sorte d’échec global. Mon point principal à cet égard: alors qu’il y a 40 ans l’humanité en général et ses différentes populations à travers le monde étaient peut-être dans une situation gérable, aujourd’hui la croissance économique, couplée à une croissance démographique, ont rendu…

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The Cold Truth about Ice

You know a lot about water already because it’s such a big part of your life! Ice is what we call water when becomes a solid, and it’s a really important part of life on Earth. Three truths everyone knows about solid ice waterit solidifies at 0°C, and is the basis for the temperature scale its solid floats just above its liquid, with 90% below the surface it expands as it solidifies, unlike most every other substanceThe water…

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Welcome to 2022

Two weeks into 2020-too – how is everyone doing? It’s been a mixed bag for me so far. In the YAAAAAAY column, I got my COVID booster (woo vaccines! woo science!) and The Boreal Forest won the 2021 Information Book Award!   Kermit GIF from Kermit GIFs Thank you so much to the Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada for this honour! Also, every book on the shortlist is awesome, so check them out. In the…

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