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Five Ontario researchers receive Polanyi Prizes from Nobel winner

November 25, 2013

Today, five top Ontario university researchers were awarded the prestigious Polanyi Prizes for their extraordinary research, which ranges from studies on infidelity, to breakthroughs in quantum physics, and examinations of blood-feeders as transmitters of disease.

Age and mobility at What Matters Now London

November 22, 2013

WATERLOO – The fear of falling increases for many of us as we get older. More than anything else, we depend on the thousands of pressure sensors in our feet to help us keep our balance.

Thawing sumps leaking into Mackenzie Delta lakes

November 8, 2013

Sumps in the Mackenzie Delta region that were constructed in permafrost during the 1970s and 80s aren’t staying permanently frozen, says Queen’s professor John Smol and former Queen’s PhD student Joshua Thienpont.

Research Matters returns with question: What Matters Now?

October 16, 2013

Toronto, October 16, 2013 – Is there intelligent life out there? Can plant materials one day replace plastic? Can we ever eradicate infectious diseases? These questions and more will be explored by Ontario’s top university researchers in the latest Research Matters free speaker series focused on the question ‘What Matters Now?’