Entrées par Russel MacDonald

VOIX DU COLLÈGE – How the hard work of wild animals benefits us too

Kendra Coulter, Brock University Like other nature lovers and rural residents, I have been marvelling at the many animal courtships and other mating preparations that accompany the arrival of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. The brilliant-red male cardinals who seek out the best seeds and then tenderly feed their female mates, beak-to-beak. The robins who […]

VOIX DU COLLÈGE – Hope and mourning in the Anthropocene: Understanding ecological grief

Neville Ellis, University of Western Australia and Ashlee Cunsolo, Memorial University of Newfoundland We are living in a time of extraordinary ecological loss. Not only are human actions destabilising the very conditions that sustain life, but it is also increasingly clear that we are pushing the Earth into an entirely new geological era, often described […]

Sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle – IANAS

Garantir la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle est l’un des défis mondiaux principaux du 21e siècle. La croissance démographique, le changement climatique et environnemental et le développement des technologies interagissent pour façonner la manière dont nos différentes nations garantiront un approvisionnement en nourriture approprié aux citoyens des Amériques. Les politiques agricoles nationales, les modes d’utilisation des […]

VOIX DU COLLÈGE – Beyond beasts of burden: How to reward our animals for their work

Kendra Coulter, Brock University Animals do a lot for us. So what should we do for them? Dexter, an emotional support peacock, made global headlines recently when United Airlines refused to allow him on a flight. His story is the latest to reanimate the public discussion about the certification and regulation of service animals, and […]

Merritt Turetsky a été sélectionnée 2018-19 Leshner Fellow

Membre du Collège et professeure de biologie intégrative de l’University of Guelph, Merritt Turetsky a été sélectionnée pour faire partie des 15 Membres Leshner de l’American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) de l’année 2018-2019 – la seule canadienne cette année. Entamant sa troisième année, ce programme est affilié au Leshner Leadership Institute for […]

VOIX DU COLLÈGE – Social media full of vitriolic myths in the aftermath of the Stanley trial

Keith Thor Carlson, University of Saskatchewan Social media posts on Facebook and Twitter, and online comments in the days since Gerald Stanley’s acquittal have been saturated with disturbing rants. Many of them are written by Canadians who — from my perspective as a researcher of Indigenous and settler history — are expressing anxiety that the […]

VOIX DU COLLÈGE – Women’s NGOs are changing the world—and not getting credit for it

Dr. Bipasha Baruah, Western University and Dr. Kate Grantham, McGill University In contemporary global development circles, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are now performing many more roles and activities than they did a few decades ago. NGOs work with governments, community groups and the private sector — to develop and implement programs, monitor and evaluate their progress […]

VOIX DU COLLÈGE – How artificial intelligence will be used for social control

Mass surveillance and manipulation by powerful AI algorithms represent a much more imminent and tangible threat to our democratic values than killer robots. The scientific breakthroughs of pioneer artificial intelligence researchers in Toronto, Montreal and Edmonton are fuelling record public and private investments seeking to turn Canada into a global AI powerhouse. Federal and provincial […]