Entrées par Russel MacDonald

Young Academies issue statement to address how Science can help with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Young Academies of sciences around the globe feel they have a role to play in solving the dilemmas the world is facing today and in improving the world through scientific discovery. This claim is made in a joint statement on “The role of Young Academies in achieving the UN SDGs”, which is published today by […]

Vague 150 – Le Canada dans les 150 prochaines années : Ré-imaginer la Constitution du peuple

Le Collège de nouveaux chercheurs organisera une série d’activités pour souligner le 150e anniversaire du pays et les 150 prochaines années. Empruntant l’idée à George Elliott Clarke (le poète officiel du Parlement canadien), le thème principal pour l’événement des 150 ans du Canada est « ré-imaginer la constitution ». Le Collège cherche à combiner une […]

VOIX DU COLLÈGE – 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 […]

VOIX DU COLLÈGE – 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, lauréate du prix Connexion 2017

Karen Bakker a été annoncée lauréate du prix Connexion 2017, l’un des cinq prix Impacts 2017 du CRSH. Décernés chaque année, les prix Impacts visent à souligner les meilleures réalisations ayant émané d’activités de recherche et de mobilisation des connaissances que le CRSH a financées, ainsi que les meilleures réalisations ayant découlé de l’attribution d’une […]

VOIX DU COLLÈGE – 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 […]

VOIX DU COLLÈGE – 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 […]