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April 2018
EDUCATION

What do rock, ice, and Labrador tea have in common?  Chemistry, of course!  These are also some of the materials used by the Inuit of Nunatsiavut, the Inuit self-governing region of...

March 2018
ENVIRONMENT

Pollution kills, just as surely as wars, accidents, or terrorism. There are places where the air is so polluted that the sun never shines and people are wearing masks. There are also places where the sun still shines...

March 2018
EDUCATION

As an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry at the Augustana Campus of the University of Alberta, he’s well-liked by his students (he has a 4.9 out of 5.0 on a popular professor rating site)...

February 2018
ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Q & A with James McLellan. When he graduated with an undergraduate engineering degree from Queen’s University and a Master’s in engineering from the University of Waterloo...

February 2018
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

It is always interesting to speculate on the origin of a folkloric tale, especially one that is as widespread as that of the blood sucking creature of the night known as the vampire. 

January 2018
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

The economic crisis in 2008 undoubtedly had a negative effect on business innovation and research and development at a global scale. Canada was no exception and a tell-tale sign of the impact was a dramatic decrease in patent...