Entries by Russel MacDonald

Wave 150 – Canada into the Next 150 years: Re-imagining the People’s Constitution

The College of New Scholars will host a series of events to mark the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation, while promoting a vision for the next 150 years. Borrowing from Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate George Elliott Clarke, the overarching theme for the Wave event is “Re-imagining the Constitution.” The College seeks to combine a range […]

VOICES OF THE COLLEGE – Keeping global warming to 1.5 degrees: really hard, but not impossible

The Paris climate agreement has two aims: “holding the increase in global average temperature to well below 2℃ above pre-industrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5℃”. The more ambitious of these is not yet out of reach, according to our new research. Despite previous suggestions that this goal may be […]

VOICES OF THE COLLEGE – How can immigrant scientists give back to their homelands?

Immigrant scientists play a vital role in the science and engineering workforce. In addition to contributing to their adopted countries, they have potential to use their talents to give back to their homelands. Giving back is not necessarily about giving dollars or relocating; there are a variety of routes to follow. While I can only […]

Karen Bakker Announced as the Winner of the 2017 Connection Award

Karen Bakker has been announced as the winner of the 2017 Connection Award, one of five annual SSHRC Impact Awards. The annual Impact Awards recognize the highest achievements in SSHRC-funded research, knowledge mobilization and scholarship, as well as the highest achievements resulting from a SSHRC fellowship awarded. SSHRC’s Connection Award recognizes an outstanding individual or team […]

VOICES OF THE COLLEGE – Acid attacks are on the rise and toxic masculinity is the cause

Lucia Annibali, victim of an acid attack in Italy, walks in Rome earlier this year. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino) Dr. Bipasha Baruah, Western University and Aisha Siddika, Western University A spate of acid attacks has earned London the dubious recent distinction of being called “the acid capital of Britain.” There have been more than 100 acid […]

Notes from Happy Valley-Goose Bay: The College goes north

“It’s attitude not latitude that counts” -saying that reaffirms a Northern identity From June 19-21, 2017 five members of the College of New scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada participated in a Labrador Learning Tour organized by College member Ashlee Cunsolo, Director of the Labrador Institute of Memorial University: Cynthia Milton […]

VOICES OF THE COLLEGE – How wildfires could radically change forests — and your life

Wildfires may grow more frequent and intense in North America amid climate change, like the Fort McMurray blazes in 2016, which were among the worst in Canadian history. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward) Merritt Turetsky, University of Guelph A lonely bird call breaks my concentration and I glance upward. Where glacier-topped mountains should be filling the […]

Reem Bahdi to receive Guthrie Award

The Law Foundation of Ontario is pleased to announce that the 2017 Guthrie Award will be presented to Reem Bahdi. The Guthrie Award is the Foundation’s signature award to recognize exceptional access to justice champions. Professor Bahdi is an author, researcher, and human rights expert, with particular expertise in the human rights of Arabs and […]