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Why don’t students care about Canadian history?

Stéphane Lévesque recalls his days as a university student, sifting through archives into the late hours of the night, working on research papers and historical essays. Those days ...

Stephane Levesque
Stéphane Lévesque
University of Ottawa
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Ryerson University professor Russell Richman, PhD candidate Ekaterina Tzekova and U of T engineering professor Kim Pressnail at 31 Sussex Avenue. (Credit: Ryerson University)

Novel energy retrofit

Noreen Fagan
From the outside, the Victorian house at 31 Sussex Ave. in Toronto echoes the romanticism of a by-gone era but,…
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Maurice DiGiuseppe, a professor of education at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, studies how school gardens and learning are connected.

Sowing seeds of learning

Sharon Oosthoek
In the mid-1990s, Maurice DiGiuseppe found himself wandering around a school garden in Hamilton, marvelling at how teachers had incorporated…
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CBC News: Woolly mammoth cloning 1 step closer thanks to genome research

April 24, 2015

Scientists are one step closer to bringing the woolly mammoth back from extinction, after uncovering almost the entire genomes of two mammoths. A team of researchers from Sweden, the U.S. and Canada sequenced almost the complete library of DNA from well-preserved mammoths recently discovered in Russia after being frozen in permafrost for thousands of years, they reported today in the journal Current Biology. Read full article here

The Nugget: Insight into an athlete’s mind

April 22, 2015

Everyone sees what happens on the ice, but what goes on in the heads and hearts of athletes is a different story. Dr. Mark Bruner is taking a different route by studying the best ways to help youth develop personally and socially through sport and physical activity. Read full article here.

National Post: In defence of beavers: Why naturalist wants Canadians to respect one of the ‘most important animals on the planet’

April 22, 2015

He’s etched on our nickel and part of his anatomy is honoured in sugar-fried dough. But despite these cultural acknowledgments, the beaver is considered one of the peskiest examples of Canadian wildlife — his dams flooding fields and roadways, those buck teeth to blame for so many tree stumps. Ontario naturalist Michael Runtz is determined to reverse that image with his book, Dam Builders: the natural history of beavers and their ponds, to be released this year. Read full article here
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April 27, 2015 - April 28, 2015

The Curiosity Shop and Research Matters will be at OCE Discovery April 27-28 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto. Stop by to learn more about the impacts of Ontario university research! The show floor opens at 3:30 p.m. and closes at 7:30 p.m. on April 27. The show floor opens… view event »

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