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Can we ensure water quality?

Ravi Selvaganapathy is working to develop sensors that could be used to monitor lakes, rivers, and streams as well as municipal water supply networks. Using an interface similar to Google’...

Ravi Selvaganapathy
Ravi Selvaganapathy
McMaster University
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Alex Hughes
Ten outstanding Ontario university scholars are being recognized for potentially life-changing research for women in Ontario and across the globe,…
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Queen’s Gazette: When life got big

June 13, 2016

Queen’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

Metroland Media: Scugog Lake Stewards launch research project to document aquatic plants in Lake Scugog

June 13, 2016

An 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
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Curiosity Cruiser @ Pelham Summerfest

July 14, 2016 - July 17, 2016

If you are in Pelham or the surrounding area from July 14-17, please visit the Pelham Summerfest and find our Curiosity Crew to test your brain against our Ontario university research trivia! view event »

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