Symbiotic: Merging art and science, one of the June 2024 events and exhibitions at Canada’s science and technology museums

I am bookending May 2024 with announcements from Ingenium (Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation) the parent organization for Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, Canada Science and Technology Museum, and Canada Aviation and Space Museum, all located in Ottawa, Ontario. My May 2, 2024 posting kicked the month off with this “Canada Science and Technology...

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Exploring biodiversity beyond boundaries and participatory (citizen) science

As this has been confusing to me with the two terms being used interchangeably, I investigated and, based on the findings, believe that ‘participatory sciences’ is a larger classification (subject) term, which includes ‘citizen science’ as a specific subset (type) of participatory science. Bearing that in mind, here’s more from a May 29, 2024 letter/notice...

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Graphene-like materials for first smart contact lenses with AR (augmented reality) vision, health monitoring, & content surfing?

A March 6, 2024 XPANCEO news release on EurekAlert (also posted March 11, 2024 on the Graphene Council blog) and distributed by Mindset Consulting announced smart contact lenses devised with graphene-like materials, XPANCEO, a deep tech company developing the first smart contact lenses with XR vision, health monitoring, and content surfing features, in collaboration with...

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A Record-Breaking Year on the Prairies: 2023 Weather Overview

With several longstanding climate records shattered in 2023, Saskatchewan’s weather was right at home in a year full of impactful events. This year, SRC's Climate Reference Station (CRS) located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, logged record amounts of bright sunshine, record daily high temperatures and below average precipitation making 2023 the fifth driest year on record.

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Summer URA Position

If you’re an undergraduate student at the University of Guelph interested in research, you might want to check out this opportunity. Dr. Jarrett Phillips and I are looking for a student to work with us this summer to explore eDNA and data science! Job Title: Mining Association Rules for Environmental DNA (eDNA) Spatiotemporal Sampling JobContinue...

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Ph.D. Defence – Fatemeh Safari

Ph.D. candidate, Fatemeh Safari will defend her Ph.D. dissertation on Monday, August 22nd, at 1 pm. Fatemeh has spent several years developing and evaluating new routing protocols for use with Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANETs). The defence will take place virtually. The title and abstract for the defence are provided below. Title: A Novel Quality-of-Service-AwareContinue...

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