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Can we build intelligent machines?

It is the most complex organ, controlling our every move. It is fundamental to who we are,  and how we think, behave, and react. We all have one, yet we ...

Chris Eliasmith
Chris Eliasmith
University of Waterloo
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This Blanding's turtle hatchling sports a radio transmitter to help researchers track its journey to wintering grounds. (James Paterson)

Tracking turtles

Sharon Oosthoek
James Paterson spent the spring of 2009 and 2010 hiding behind trees and crouching in the underbrush of Algonquin Park.…
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Kenora Daily Miner and News: Lakehead University and Whitefish Bay partner for end of life care project

August 24, 2015

Whitefish Bay First Nation and Lakehead University are wrapping up a five-year program focused on end of life care.Maxine Crow, who worked alongside the project, said the partnership targeted a very important topic among First Nations in Northwestern Ontario.“Whitefish Bay was involved in a five-year project with Lakehead University’s Centre for Education and Research on Aging and Health,” Crow said on Friday. “Improving end of life care on First Nations’ communities (is the goal), because none exist on First Nations’ communities.” Read the full article here

The Globe and Mail: The best way to cope with stress? Flexibility

August 19, 2015

When you encounter stressors in your life, particularly those that are pronounced and disturbing, do you fret, get overly emotional, lapse into neutral, hoping everything will get better if you just avoid the issue, or do you charge into problem-solving mode? Read full article here.

University Affairs: The polls are bad – their accuracy, that is

August 18, 2015

Barry Kay, a member of the Laurier Institute for the Study of Public Opinion and Policy, or LISPOP, has been doing seat projections for upcoming elections for the past 35 years. But, he warns, “People should understand I do not have a crystal ball. The fact is the model is only as good as the polls it is based on. If the polls are off, it will be off.” And, the bad news is that the polls are getting worse, he says. Read full article here.
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