Entrées par Russel MacDonald

VOIX DU COLLÈGE – It’s not business as usual for vegan businesses

Kendra Coulter, Brock University In contrast to growing apprehension about trade wars, a rapidly expanding sector of the economy is offering a more hopeful picture: vegan businesses. Scarcely a week goes by without news of a new vegan business. Diverse plant-based restaurants are popping up in communities of all sizes. Innovative vegan foods are becoming […]

VOIX DU COLLÈGE – Oh, Canada! The Canada jay gets its name back in time for the holiday

David Bird, McGill University and Ryan Norris, University of Guelph It is the Year of the Bird and Canada is celebrating its 151st birthday, yet again, without a national bird. Canada has many great candidates for its national bird, but the Canada jay (Perisoreus canadensis) seems like the logical choice. Will the restoration of its […]

VOIX DU COLLÈGE – Children’s health must come first

By Catherine Gidney and Gabriela Tymowski-Gionet Education Minister Brian Kenny’s decision to stop the sale of chocolate milk in New Brunswick schools has raised the ire of a provincial milk consumption lobby group, Milk2020, whose chairperson has characterized the move as “a stupid idea.” Milk2020 unites producers and processors of milk and is supported through […]

VOIX DU COLLÈGE – Canada’s Paris-pipeline paradox

Markus Hecker, University of Saskatchewan and Jackie Dawson, University of Ottawa The Canadian government’s decision to purchase Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline project shortly after ratifying the Paris Agreement on climate change creates an interesting paradox and a national challenge. The environmental implications of pipeline development have already caused British Columbia and Alberta to feud, […]

VOIX DU COLLÈGE – Killing sharks, wolves and other top predators won’t solve conflicts

Robert Lennox, Carleton University; Austin Gallagher, University of Miami; Euan Ritchie, Deakin University, and Steven J Cooke, Carleton University In French Polynesia, fishing is an integral part of everyday life. The people living here fish on the flats and along the reef using nets, hooks and line, harpoons, spearguns and traditional artisanal traps. They fish […]

VOIX DU COLLÈGE – Un vrai compromis est possible au sujet du pipeline Trans Mountain

Peter Dietsch, Université de Montréal L’expansion du Trans Mountain Pipeline (TMX) divise la population et elle est devenue un des enjeux les plus controversés en politique canadienne. D’un côté, les défenseurs de l’expansion soulignent les bénéfices économiques pour le Canada, et pour l’Alberta en particulier. De l’autre, les critiques font valoir l’empreinte écologique des sables […]

VOIX DU COLLÈGE – Birds wearing backpacks trace a path to conservation

Samantha Knight, University of Guelph and Ryan Norris, University of Guelph With the arrival of spring, we look forward to the return of hundreds of species of migratory songbirds from their wintering grounds. Sparrows, swallows, warblers and thrushes, among other songbirds, will be returning from their wintering sites anywhere between the southern United States and […]

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 […]