Highlights / university

Health, Society

Researchers in Saskatchewan developing COVID-19 saliva test

Researchers from the University of Saskatchewan are leading the development of a new test that will be able to detect SARS-Cov-2 proteins in saliva, according to a press release from the University of Saskatchewan last Thursday. Dr. Walter Siqueira of »

Society

Location of first French Ontario University revealed

The Université de l’Ontario français revealed on Feb. 26, that it will be located in downtown Toronto on 9 Lower Jarvis. “This is a historic milestone for Université de l’Ontario français. We express our complete gratitude and sincere thanks to »

Society

Ontario set to open first French university in 2021

A historic decision is giving birth to the Université de l’Ontario Français. Jointly funded by the provincial government of Ontario and federal government of Canada, the school is set to open its doors in Toronto in 2021. It will be »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Health, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics

Canadian universities in world rankings

The Times Higher Education world university ranking has just released its 2019 analysis of almost 1,400 reserch intensive institutions in 92 countries. The analysis, independently audited by Price-Waterhouse, is based on “13 carefully calibrated performance indicators that measure an institution’s »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology

Researching a new tool against the devastating mountain pine beetle

A tiny beetle has caused enormous damage to Canada’s forests. The mountain pine beetle has been around for millennia, but the Canadian climate had previously kept their numbers and spread in balance. As the climate has changed however the small »

International, Internet, Science & Technology

Canadian students win international solar competition

Universities are a source of great innovation and ideas. With concern about the environment, alternatives to fossil fuel power are always being sought, solar power among them and Canadian universities are actively working on solutions, including in the transport sector. »

Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology

Honours for Canadian discoverer of world’s oldest water

A University of Toronto researcher has been awarded one of Canada’s top science prizes for her work related to the discovery of the oldest water on Earth. Earth sciences professor Barbara Sherwood Lollar has just been awarde the 2019 Gerhard »

Arts & Entertainment, Society, Sports

Hockey night at ‘the fights’

Unlike world football (soccer) where a touch by one player can leave the other apparently reeling in agony on the ground, Canadian hockey is a completely different matter. In fact, there’s a well-used somewhat tongue-in-cheek saying in Canada which references »

International

Canadian universities seek to protect Chinese enrolment

Given the current political tensions between Canada and China, Canadian universities have discussed the enrolment of Chinese students with Canadian government officials and the Chinese embassy. They have also moved to diversify international student enrolment which has become an important »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

English has some funny words, and science has rated them

Upchuck, bubby, boff, wriggly, yaps, giggle, cooch, guffaw, puffball, and jiggly. some of the words rated as among the funniest What makes a word funny? Well, its form partly, partly what it means, and partly the image it implies among »