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Canada’s Donna Strickland shares Nobel physics prize

Articles of Interest   |   October 2, 2018

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Donna Strickland, a University of Waterloo professor who helped to pioneer the development of lasers that produce brief but intense pulses of light for a range of applications, has been named a winner of this... read more

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Lakehead University program helps elementary school children break barriers

Articles of Interest   |   October 2, 2018

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Eliza Paul was building paper race cars in the engineering department at Lakehead University when she was nine years old. She also learned how to monitor someone’s heart rate, studied Indigenous history and earned financial... read more

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Mary Pratt’s paintings contained a short story’s worth of sublimated pain and angst

Articles of Interest   |   August 17, 2018

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Apples – red apples – sometimes seem like the key to understanding Mary Pratt’s work. Here was an artist of the everyday and the edible, and what could be more quotidian than an apple? She... read more

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Loss of Arctic archeological sites a ‘catastrophe’: experts

Articles of Interest   |   June 28, 2018

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For thousands of years, the Arctic has functioned as a time capsule where evidence of past cultures and environments has remained remarkably well-preserved. But archeologists are discovering that much of that evidence has been destroyed... read more

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Visiting groups have other ways to watch Commons, Library of Parliament says

Articles of Interest   |   May 29, 2018

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The Library of Parliament says groups of visitors, including students, will still have access to the House of Commons galleries during debates when the chamber moves buildings, by reserving seats through their members of Parliament... read more

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Toronto tops list of Canada’s most youth-friendly cities

Articles of Interest   |   May 9, 2018

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A first-ever ranking of Canada’s “most youthful” cities puts Toronto on top as the best place for young people to live, work and play, based on metrics such as the cost of a transit pass,... read more

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Lingering economic woes sow seeds of millennial discontent

Articles of Interest   |   April 27, 2018

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The young adults living with their parents or renting because buying a house is unaffordable are starting to get restless. In a new survey of 18- to 37-year-olds, 40 per cent of participants said their... read more

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One scientist’s work sheds light on the ‘transforming’ state of planetary health

Articles of Interest   |   April 23, 2018

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A Harvard scientist whose work has shown that climate change could make food less nutritious will be the inaugural recipient of the Arrell Global Food Innovation research award. Over the past decade, Sam Myers has... read more

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Students across Canada learn financial skills for their future

Articles of Interest   |   April 19, 2018

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Many adults know how expensive holidays are and how alluring the marketing can be, but Alexandria Alikakos and Gabriela Babineau, both 13, were inspired to find out for themselves. “Holidays should be about spending time... read more

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Canada 150 research chairs draw scientists fleeing Trump, guns and Brexit

Articles of Interest   |   March 29, 2018

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The day after Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election, Alan Aspuru-Guzik, a prominent professor of chemistry at Harvard University, picked up the phone and called Canada. For Dr. Aspuru-Guzik, who specializes in developing advanced... read more

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Stephen Hawking left a mark on the world that few scientists could hope to achieve

Articles of Interest   |   March 15, 2018

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It has been 10 years since cosmologist Neil Turok had what he thought would be a difficult conversation with Stephen Hawking, then his close and more senior collaborator in the department of applied mathematics at... read more

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University science, tech programs should be reformed to appeal to more women: report

Articles of Interest   |   March 12, 2018

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University curriculums in science and technology programs should be reformed to strengthen their appeal to women by emphasizing inclusiveness and support rather than competitiveness between students, according to a new report by a cross-border women’s... read more

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Our children have watched our borrowing habits, and now they’re loading up on debt

Articles of Interest   |   March 1, 2018

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We have some early indications of how kids raised in an era of free and easy borrowing handle credit themselves. It’s not going especially well. The credit-reporting firm TransUnion says the country’s credit profile over... read more

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‘Us little guys working our butts off, we can’t get ahead’ - Plus the plain-English explanation for why stocks are falling

Articles of Interest   |   February 14, 2018

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This quote is from a Washington Post article about some people in Louisville, Ky., who have been investing in bitcoin. Why bitcoin as opposed to, say, a sensible mix of stocks, bonds and cash? As one 35-year-old... read more

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English invasions of French language shortlived, linguist finds

Articles of Interest   |   February 12, 2018

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English words tend to be viewed as an invasive species by language purists in Quebec – a danger to keep at bay from French lest they spread. But now a top linguist says fears of... read more

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