Highlights/university

Economy, Environment, International, Internet, Science and 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 and 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, Internet, Science and 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 and Entertainment, Society

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 and Entertainment, International, Internet, Science and 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» 

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology

A new previously unknown branch on the tree of life discovered

Canadian researchers have discovered an entirely new organism that is like no other. The microbe is a single, but complex cell organism, and is like no other previously known organism. Therefore it has its own unique branch on the tree» 

Environment, Society

Prime Alberta ranchland donated for research and conservation.

Two announcements this week have major implications for conservation and animal research. The first was the donation of an entire working cattle ranch to the University of Calgary. The WA Ranches, a large working beef cattle operation worth an estimated $44» 

Society

Mystery clipboards seek personal information:

Campus security warnings We live in an age when trying to keep personal information private is very difficult. At the same time there are so many scams, and hacking, and incidents of identity theft. A new and mysterious occurrence is» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology

Household disinfectants and childhood obesity

New study shows a possible link The commercials say over and over, protect your family from bacteria and use our disinfectants and eliminate all those nasty bacteria. Parents of course want to protect their children from all harm or danger,»