Entries by Russel MacDonald

The 2018 Nomination Period for the College of New Scholars is now open!

The 2018 Nomination Period for the College of New Scholars is now open! Nominations are invited from Institutional Members, Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada, and Members of the College. The nomination deadline is March 8. All details can be found here: http://rsc-src-college.ca/nominations/ Updates for 2018: As part of the nomination dossier, candidates must submit […]

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 […]