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November / December 2018
NUTRITION

Your grandmother, if you were lucky enough to have one, probably told you to eat your fruits and veggies. And now it seems that those grandmothers who meddled with our dietary habits and urged kids...

November / December 2018
EDUCATION

The destroyer of dreams. That’s how I heard my peers describe organic chemistry, and the professor who taught it, when I was an undergraduate. I remember a student next to me during the final exam quietly sobbing.

October 2018
GOVERNMENT

You might have read the eye-catching headlines last month, which said that left un-checked, tax reforms south of the border would put 635,000 Canadian jobs at risk...

October 2018
ENVIRONMENT

Detailed information about weather and atmospheric chemistry is more accessible than ever before, as illustrated by the Ontario government’s air quality dataset.

September 2018
EDUCATION

For several years, during my first lecture of each semester I would invite my general chemistry students to introduce themselves to their neighbours. They would share their name, intended major, and favourite genre for reading.

September 2018
MATERIALS

Quick, think of a movie star. Who is it? George Clooney? Dwayne Johnson? Jennifer Lawrence? It’s a good bet that the name Fred Ott didn’t cross your mind! Yet Fred was the world’s first movie star.