Canada Science

Scientists Urge Trudeau To Stop Relying On Crappy Environmental Assessments

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 11.15.2016 | Canada Politics

Over 1,300 researchers have signed an open letter addressed to the prime minister.

How Quebec's Bill 106 Serves The Denial Of Reality

Gerard Montpetit | Posted 11.03.2016 | Canada Politics
Gerard Montpetit

In this bill, there is a little goodie for the ecologists on the subject of energy transition, but the rest of the provisions are so favourable to the industry that one might believe that an industry lobbyist wrote it. Agnotology is to actively promote ignorance in order to promote one's product.

Canada's Grasslands: Save The World's Most Endangered Ecosystem

Dan Kraus | Posted 10.28.2016 | Canada Impact
Dan Kraus

Endangerment comes down to risk - the risk of losing a species, habitat or ecosystem for future generations. When we look at the risk factors for endangerment the winners (actually, the losers) are temperate grasslands, including the good, old Great Plains of Oh Canada.

Predatory Conferences Undermine Science And Scam Academics

Dr. Madhukar Pai | Posted 10.13.2016 | Canada Business
Dr. Madhukar Pai

Credible scientific conferences, typically organized by major professional societies and research agencies, will invite researchers to present because of the caliber and validity of their work as judged by the candidate's peers. Given the importance of conferences in academia, predatory conference organizers sensed a business opportunity and started scamming researchers a few years ago.

Does Becoming A Parent Make You Stupid?

Fiona Tapp | Posted 10.04.2016 | Canada Parents
Fiona Tapp

Is it any wonder I misplace things hourly, write incomprehensible e-mails and notes to myself that even I can't decipher, and overall have become a very boring friend, especially amongst my childless crew, who look at me like I have had my brain removed? I cling to the distant hope that this is a fleeting loss of intellect. But I am starting to fear that along with the grey hairs, wobbly tummy, and crow's feet, my pudding brain might be here to stay.

Dogs Are As Smart As We Think They Are

Get Leashed Magazine | Posted 09.29.2016 | Canada Living
Get Leashed Magazine

Have you ever tried fooling a dog into getting excited for the wrong thing? Perhaps testing their instincts by offering something boring to the tune of a tasty treat? It turns out that while they may very well be excited by the amped up sound of your voice, they are most likely on to your trick.

B.C.'s New Curriculum Is A Wonder-Inducing Teaching Method

Sandy Eix | Posted 09.13.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Sandy Eix

Officially launching this year for kindergarten to grade 9 students, the B.C. Ministry of Education is redesigning the K-12 curricula under a common 21st-century learning framework. This approach emphasizes a more student-initiated, self-directed, inquiry-based learning model.

Boosting Women's Entrepreneurship In Mexico And Latin America

G(irls)20 | Posted 09.09.2016 | Canada Business
G(irls)20

In México, extraordinary wealth and heart-breaking poverty exist side by side. It is a land of harsh contradictions -- skyscrapers and wood houses, modern-day Internet and illiteracy. Years ago, when I used to think about this, I always asked myself; with all our diverse natural resources and hard-working labor force, why are we in this situation?

4 Benefits To Mentoring Youth In STEM

Dr. Emily Agard | Posted 09.08.2016 | Canada Business
Dr. Emily Agard

Sometimes having a mentor can make all the difference in choosing a career path or field of study. Mentoring youth has positive impact on their development and academic achievement. Mentoring is also critical in helping youth explore and develop their interest in the fields of STEM -- science, technology, engineering and math.

GMO Industry Has Co-Opted The Concept Of Sound Science

Colin Todhunter | Posted 09.06.2016 | Canada Business
Colin Todhunter

Coming from the GMO biotech industry, the term "sound science" rings extremely hollow. The industry carries out inadequate, short-term studies and conceals the data produced by its research under the guise of commercial confidentiality while independent research highlights the dangers of its products.

Innovations That Will Change Our Lives Forever

Posted 08.10.2016 | Canada Living

These innovations are bound to change our lives forever. From the AOL Partner Studio

We Need To Encourage Girls And Women To Succeed In STEM

G(irls)20 | Posted 08.05.2016 | Canada Business
G(irls)20

The lack of women in STEM reflects on a country's economy: there is a rising demand for STEM-related workers, and ignoring women would be cutting off half of the possible workforce. In addition, women in STEM make more money, which enhances their purchasing power, which is both good for them and the national economy.

Does Your Dog Love You Back? Science Says Yes!

Get Leashed Magazine | Posted 08.02.2016 | Canada Living
Get Leashed Magazine

Food and shelter: that's what the canine gets in return for the love and companionship they bestow upon their humans, right? Food in their dish, a cozy place to sleep, and for that they'll spend their relatively short life spans waiting at our feet to give us the cuddles and unconditional affection we so need. Or so we thought.

Green Tea Helps Prevent And Treat Leukemia

Ettore Corsi | Posted 07.04.2016 | Canada Living
Ettore Corsi

Several studies on Asian and North American populations suggest that drinking green tea can help you reduce your risk of leukemia. Clinical trials also show that green tea extracts can help treat some forms of leukemia.

New Theory Makes T. Rexes A Bit Less Terrifying

CP | Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.19.2016 | Canada Living

"They look more ferocious that way but that's probably not real.''

Inspiration + Curriculum = Canada's Answer To Innovation

Sam Sebastian | Posted 05.16.2016 | Canada Impact
Sam Sebastian

As Canada strives to build an economy defined by innovation, our greatest resource to meet this challenge is walking through the classroom doors of our nation every morning wearing oversized Pokémon and Hello Kitty backpacks. It's never been more critical that we give our children the tools they need to become Canada's innovators of tomorrow.

Canadian Wins Top Prize At World High School Science Fair

The Huffington Post Canada | Kaylee Lambert | Posted 05.13.2016 | Canada British Columbia

Austin Wang beat out 1,700 other students from across the globe.

Why You Should Be Scientifically Literate

Dr. Emily Agard | Posted 05.06.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Emily Agard

From our well-being and health care to the products we use to our impact on the environment, we make countless science-based decisions everyday. As renowned chemist Rosalind Franklin once said, "Science and everyday life cannot and should not be separated."

The Idea That Business Leads Innovation Is A Myth

Peter C. Ruben | Posted 04.13.2016 | Canada Politics
Peter C. Ruben

There's a disconnect between Canada's capacity to innovate and our capacity to commercialize those innovations -- or so the story goes. It's been repeated so often it's become a mantra in certain circlles. The solution is always the same: reject investments in purely academic research in favour of market-driven research. The thing is, that mantra is built on a myth.

This Discovery Takes Us A Step Closer To Curing Genetic Diseases

Amitha Kalaichandran | Posted 04.01.2016 | Canada Living
Amitha Kalaichandran

Our basic knowledge of diseases and cancer will continue to grow through research advances with CRISPR-Cas9, paving the way for the discovery of more effective treatments. And CRISPR will enable developments in industrial, agricultural and ecological engineering that may parallel advances in human health and medicine.

Unmuzzled Scientists Ask Trudeau To Not Reuse 'Draconian' Rules

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 03.10.2016 | Canada Politics

"There's more to this than just the 'muzzling' issues."

Teaching Scientists To Be Storytellers

Dr. Imogen Coe | Posted 02.16.2016 | Canada Business
Dr. Imogen Coe

Most entrepreneurs I meet present themselves as confident, resilient and savvy people who are quick on their feet and always ready to pitch their company to potential clients or investors. Science students could truly benefit from this kind of training to communicate the value and excitement of their science. Storytelling is especially important in science because, as someone once said to me, science is not complete until it is communicated.

How To Master The Science Of A Kiss

Dr. Jennifer Pearlman | Posted 02.05.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

During a kiss, important chemical signaling can occur through the exchange of pheromones. While well established in animals, plants and even bacteria, pheromones are thought to also play a role in signaling between humans.

Debunking The Detox Delusion: How To Do A Science Based Detox

Dr. Jennifer Pearlman | Posted 01.07.2016 | Canada
Dr. Jennifer Pearlman

As January marks the New Year and new beginnings, health resolutions are in full swing with aspirations for healthier, cleaner and leaner versions of ...

Why Women (And Men) Should Learn To Code

Dr. Imogen Coe | Posted 12.16.2015 | Canada Business
Dr. Imogen Coe

Unfortunately, women remain underrepresented in the tech sector. Research shows that women make up only between 10 per cent and 20 per cent of tech-related jobs at tech companies. Why should women and girls learn to code? Here are a few reasons.