Entrées par Russel MacDonald

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 […]

VOIX DU COLLÈGE – Fundamental Research and Applied Research: A continuum or a divide?

Labels are common and convenient in today’s society. For example, within the academic world, there are those who engage in “fundamental research” and those who engage in “applied research”. In reality, those forms of research are not two discrete labels or entities, but rather a continuum. It is (or should be) entirely appropriate and perhaps […]

L’empathie est à l’origine de tout changement concret mais cela ne suffit pas

Selon les panélistes présents à la conférence du Congrès intitulée « En terre autochtone : empathie et justice sociale », la mise en place et les résultats de la Commission de témoignage et réconciliation du Canada n’est que la première étape incomplète de réduction des injustices qui tourmentent le Canada d’hier et d’aujourd’hui. Pour la […]

Nominations présidentielles du Collège

Le Collège a le plaisir d’annoncer l’ouverture de la période durant laquelle les candidatures seront sollicitées pour le/la prochain(e) président(e) de la Collège de nouveaux chercheurs. Cette personne deviendra le président élu durant l’Excellence à l’honneur (anciennement AGA) à Winnipeg en novembre. Ils débuteront donc leur mandat de deux ans comme président à la Célébration […]

Goose Bay (Labrador)

Compte tenu du fait qu’un des objectifs du Collège d’apprendre et d’emprunter à différents modes de production du savoir et de diffusion à travers le pays, ainsi que les différents défis auxquels les communautés canadiennes font face aujourd’hui, le Collège a l’intention de tenir une réunion par année dans des régions plus petites et plus […]

VOIX DU COLLÈGE – More border resources for migrants is not a solution

Desperate asylum seekers are crossing the Canadian border, and did so in the dead of winter. This has precipitated an emotionally charged, political debate. Simplistic solutions abound, notably loud calls to deploy more resources at Canada’s land border. But there are serious limits to what throwing money at the border can accomplish. Migrants have been […]

VOIX DU COLLÈGE – The Cafeteria Conundrum: 8 Ways to Encourage Healthy Eating in Our Schools

Schools are tasked with a difficult and sometimes controversial responsibility: promoting healthy eating. Indeed, the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development’s recent evaluation regarding compliance with its nutritional policy gave our schools low marks in a number of areas. This is not surprising as there is a great deal of inertia to overcome. As […]