Ottawa Citizen: Q&A: Cult expert Lorne Dawson on the lure of terrorism
February 26, 2015A leading scholar of cults believes terrorist groups are using similar tactics to lure recruits. University of Waterloo sociology prof. Lorne Dawson, who co-chairs a national terrorism research network, explains to the Citizen’s Dylan Robertson. Read the full article here
The New York Times: Can Scientific Relationship Advice Save Your Marriage?
February 10, 2015
Samantha Joel’s wedding vows have citations.
A psychology graduate student at the University of Toronto, she developed (along with her now-husband) 10 promises based not on religion or tradition but on scientific research.
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The Hamilton Spectator: Preemies more likely to develop depression, anxiety and ADHD: Mac study
February 10, 2015Extremely small premature babies are more likely to develop psychiatric disorders than normal weight babies, but are less prone to alcoholism or substance abuse problems, a McMaster University study has found. Read the full article here
The Windsor Star: University of Windsor offers open online course on undergrad research
February 10, 2015The University of Windsor’s first free online course probably isn’t one you took in school. The UWill Discover course on undergraduate research launches Tuesday. It puts Windsor in the ranks of a few universities in North America to open their teaching to anyone around the world – and offer it up for free. Read the full article here
Toronto Star: Is corn smut Canada’s new truffle?
February 9, 2015PETERBOROUGH—Sandra Arciniega is in the kitchen of La Hacienda reverently cooking a fungus that infects corn kernels. It’s called huitlacoche in Mexico where she was born, and it sounds beautiful when it rolls off her tongue — weet-la-KOH-chay. But Canadians tend to mangle the Spanish word, and then peevishly demand to know what the heck huitla-whatever is, anyway. Read the full article here
RFP: Experiential Marketing
February 9, 2015REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS The Council of Ontario Universities is seeking a marketing firm to redevelop The Curiosity Cruiser, an experiential marketing concept for Research Matters. ISSUE DATE: February 9, 2015 CLOSING DATE: February 23, 2015 5:00 PM (EST) TENDERING ORGANIZATION: COU Holding Association Inc. RFP - Research Matters Experiential Marketing Concept