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Daily Commercial News: Pilot project looks to burn construction waste

November 28, 2014

A $9-million pilot project to use construction debris as fuel to fire cement kilns is moving into a full scale test mode at LafargeHolcim’s Bath plant. The program is funded in part by a $2.68 million National Research Council grant with LafargeHolcim putting up the balance. It is designed to first ascertain which types of waste can be combined and burned, how to control their caloric quality and how to deal with contaminants that may result. It's being led by Dr. Warren Mabee, director of Queen's University Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy, who said its part of a shift by the cement industry worldwide to lessen their use of fossil fuels like coal and petroleum coke (petcoke), a derivative in the oil refining process. Read the full article here

Laurier: Donna Kotsopoulos appointed Acting Associate Vice-President: Research; Deborah MacLatchy appointed Acting Vice-President: Research

November 21, 2014

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Donna Kotsopoulos to the role of Acting Associate Vice-President: Research, commencing Nov. 20. Dr. Donna Kotsopoulos will lead the Office of Research Services and report to Dr. Deborah MacLatchy, who will serve as Acting Vice-President: Research in addition to her role as Vice-President: Academic and Provost.

Lakeshore Advance: No easy answers to terrorist recruitment

October 14, 2014

Where does the road diverge between the youth who choose the path of helping and those who choose the path of harm? And are there points along their journey where they might be set on a positive path? We turned to two Canadian experts who have spent years studying radicalization and terrorism: Lorne Dawson, a University of Waterloo sociologist, and Michael Zekulin, a political scientist at the University of Calgary. Both are regularly sought by media, and the RCMP and CSIS have on numerous occasions asked Dawson to share his expertise.   Read more:  

Ottawa Citizen: The stress of the service

October 14, 2014

Both the nature of Ottawa police work and the ways in which the service is organized has caused some officers to feel overwhelmed, according to a 2010 study on work overload in the investigative sections of the Ottawa Police Service. The study was done by Carleton University Sprott Business School Prof. Linda Duxbury and the University of Western Ontario’s Christopher Higgins. Read more: