What is missing from Canada's culture?
June 13, 2016Queen’s professor Guy Narbonne leads research at Canada’s newest nomination for UNESCO World Heritage statusQueen’s University researcher Guy Narbonne played a key role in one of Canada’s nominations for a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage site, Mistaken Point, Newfoundland. Since 1998, Narbonne has been studying the world’s oldest animal fossils at Mistaken Point, and he acted as a primary author of the nomination dossier submitted to UNESCO.On Friday May 27, The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUNC), which evaluates all natural site nominations, recommended five sites to UNESCO for inscription as World Heritage status. Two Canadian sites made the list: Pimachiowin Aki, a vast boreal forest put forward for by five Anishinaabe First Nations as a ‘mixed’ cultural and natural site protecting ancestral traditions, and Mistaken Point, where fossil records offer a glimpse of the first large, complex organisms on Earth. Read full article
June 13, 2016An ambitious plan to map and document the aquatic plants that live under the surface of Lake Scugog -- and sometimes float on it -- has set sail.A research and monitoring project spearheaded by Dr. Ron Porter of the Scugog Lake Stewards officially hit the water on May 26 when a small crew set out on a half-day expedition of Lake Scugog to examine the contents of the township’s crown jewel.The idea has evolved into a planned four-year project that will see supporters of the lake combine their enthusiasm with academics to better understand what lurks below the lake surface and the impact those aquatic plants have on underwater life. Read full article
June 6, 2016Beyoncé’s surprise visual album Lemonade has been a lightning rod for discussion since its April 23 release — and we’re not just talking about the “who is Becky?” mystery probed by the tabloids. There’ also been a powerful academic reaction. Read full article
July 01, 2016 - July 01, 2016
We're excited to celebrate Canada Day in Ottawa! If you're in Ottawa for Canada'a 149th birthday, please visit the Spark Street Festival and find our Curiosity Crew to try your hand at our Ontario university research trivia game! view event »
July 08, 2016 - July 10, 2016
If you are in Sudbury or the surrounding area from July 8-10, please visit The Northern Lights Festival Boreal and find our Curiosity Crew. view event »