Columns

Jennifer Murphy gives a hug to a handful of mussels.
Winter 2017
CLASS DISTINCTION

When Jennifer Murphy was growing up in Portugal Cove, NL, her father would take her cod jigging, a uniquely Newfoundland way of fishing that involves throwing a piece of baited line with hooks into the water, then letting it sink. As the line is retrieved, it is tugged...

Joe Schwarcz
Winter 2017
CHEMFUSION

Magnets are fascinating. Imagine the amazement of the ancient Greeks who discovered that some naturally occurring stones, later named magnetite because they were found in the region of Magnesia, attracted iron. The stones also quickly attracted superstitious...

Roberta Staley
November/December 2016

The final issue of a calendar year always feels a bit momentous — a milestone of sorts — capping 12 months of intensive research and writing. This edition is the denouement to 2016 and we have a range of intriguing stories to take us into...

Peter Calamai
November/December 2016
POLICY PUNDIT

In a world where work and research are increasingly unfettered by national borders, Canadian policy needs to shift to accommodate this new reality, says Public Policy Forum president Edward Greenspon.

Roland Andersson
November/December 2016
GUEST COLUMN

A “Celebration of Chemistry” is a most appropriate theme for the 100th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition (CSC 2017) taking place in Toronto May 28-June 1, 2017. This landmark event coincides with Canada’s 150th anniversary...

Amélie Marceau
November/December 2016
CLASS DISTINCTION

When Université Laval chemical engineering student Antoine Marceau was growing up, his friends would start chatting, as kids do, about the latest shows they were watching on television. Marceau could only look...