International, Politics

Khashogghi mystery: international reaction limited to “concern”

Some media outlets are reporting alleged new and horrific details regarding the mysterious disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Circumstantial evidence would seem to indicate a murder inside the embassy, something the Saudis have denied. International reaction has been muted,» 

Economy, Internet, Science and Technology

A new way to pave the road to the future

A friend of mine just spent $400 to repair suspension damage caused by driving on Montreal’s many potholed and cracked roads. The roads in this major city are generally in bad shape and its almost always blamed on the weather» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

University to hire a “conjuring arts” professor

Carleton University in Ottawa is looking for someone to fill a newly created chair. The “magician” or conjuring arts chair is to help understand how people are led to believe something that didn’t happen. The idea is related to how» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Developing artificial intelligence- boon or bane?

Some people think the development of artificial intelligence  (AI) will yield enormous benefits and advances to mankind. Others, equally intelligent, say we are likely heading down a dangerous path that could lead to the end of mankind. This would be» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Politics, Society

Whither journalism in Canada? Mergers, concentration, job losses.

It seems like every month there is a story of a newsroom being cut, or a radio station shutting down, or a media merger leading to newspaper closures and reporters being let go. In January alone over 200 media job» 

Politics, Society

Working towards a new policing model

Policing in Canada today is much different than it was just a few decades ago. The federal government asked the Council of Canadian Academics to study issues surrounding policing, specifically, “Given the evolution of crime, the justice system, and society,»