Columns

January 2019
MILESTONES

“The fact is that science is having a colossal effect on the world scene, and as a result we cannot responsibly opt out of the debate on world affairs.”

January 2019
OBITUARY

Most chemists today could scarcely imagine a world where they could not simply turn to a catalogue to find the specialized chemicals they need for their work.

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.