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If you’ve ever driven through the flat, open landscape of southwestern Ontario you may have marvelled at the sight of massive wind turbines dotting the horizon. At night, these ...

Rupp Carriveau
Rupp Carriveau
University of Windsor
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Phony shoppers

Marianne Koh
Cash gave way to magnetic strips, which gave way to chip-and-PIN, which gave way to “tap-and-pay” credit card scanners. Get…
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In money we trust

U of T Staff (With introduction by Patchen Barss)
A few years ago, late, late at night, I was tooling around the streets of Ottawa in the back seat of a Jeep…
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Lakeshore Advance: No easy answers to terrorist recruitment

October 14, 2014

Where does the road diverge between the youth who choose the path of helping and those who choose the path of harm? And are there points along their journey where they might be set on a positive path?We turned to two Canadian experts who have spent years studying radicalization and terrorism: Lorne Dawson, a University of Waterloo sociologist, and Michael Zekulin, a political scientist at the University of Calgary. Both are regularly sought by media, and the RCMP and CSIS have on numerous occasions asked Dawson to share his expertise. Read more: http://www.lakeshoreadvance.com/2014/10/09/how-do-young-canadians-end-up-among-the-jihadis 

Ottawa Citizen: The stress of the service

October 14, 2014

Both the nature of Ottawa police work and the ways in which the service is organized has caused some officers to feel overwhelmed, according to a 2010 study on work overload in the investigative sections of the Ottawa Police Service. The study was done by Carleton University Sprott Business School Prof. Linda Duxbury and the University of Western Ontario’s Christopher Higgins.Read more: http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/the-stress-of-the-service 

The Brock News: Brock-community study to improve wheelchairs for children with cerebral palsy

October 14, 2014

A five-member Brock University research team has partnered with two community groups - Niagara Children’s Centre and Niagara Prosthetics and Orthotics - to find out more about how and why children with cerebral palsy produce heat and get sweaty in their chairs.“At the end, we will be able to recommend a seating system that would allow children with cerebral palsy and others - from spinal cord injured to elite athletes in wheelchairs - to be in their seat for a long time without the risk of developing pressure sores,” says project team leader Bareket Falk, Professor in the Department of Kinesiology. -See more at: http://www.brocku.ca/brock-news/?p=30170
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