Columns

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.

July/August 2018
ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Start-ups founded in chemistry technologies often face unique challenges on their route to commercialization. Though there are a growing number of resources where entrepreneurs can find funding and management support...

July/August 2018
ENERGY

The development of materials for next-generation lithium batteries keeps attracting serious attention from a plethora of researchers around the globe. Although there are a number of research initiatives at the moment, the big...