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Canada 150 Research Chairs Program faces criticism  Article

August 03, 2017

By: Margot Karlikow

The Canada 150 Research Chair Program's international-only strategy has come under criticism while Minister Kristy Duncan defends it.

Australian initiative to promote STEM: STARportal  Article

August 21, 2017

By: Margot Karlikow

STARportal the product of a collaboration between the Australian government and Engineers Australia, was recently launched. This free, online platform aims at bringing together students, parents and teacher, providing information of local STEM events and activities

Federal Government Announces New Work-Oriented Learning Opportunities for STEM Students  Article

August 30, 2017

By: Margot Karlikow

The federal government is investing $73 million to promote work-integrated learning for STEM and business students

CHIME Astronomical Telescope Inaugurated  Article

September 13, 2017

By: Margot Karlikow

The CHIME telescope will look for signs of our universe expanding and acceleration.

Postdoc unions, or not.  Article

October 19, 2017

By: Margot Karlikow

Many, but not all, postdoctoral fellows are in favour of unions

Canada Research Chair term-limits announced   Article

November 03, 2017

By: Margot Karlikow

Canada Research Chair recipients will be subject to term-limits, in hopes that turnover will give chances to underrepresented groups.

Nature's 2017 PhD survey highlights challenges faced by trainees.  Article

November 06, 2017

By: Margot Karlikow

Nature's 2017 PhD survey highlights dim academic job prospects and mental health challenges faced by today's trainees

PEARL saved through federal money  Article

November 13, 2017

By: Margot Karlikow

Wednesday, the federal government, along with NSERC, announced funding for the Polar Environment Arctic Research Laboratory (PEARL) that explores critical environmental and climate matters and which was previously cut from the 2017 Budget.

Scientists Issue 2nd Warning to Humanity  Article

November 21, 2017

By: Margot Karlikow

“You can’t tell somebody what to discover”: John Polanyi  Article

November 27, 2017

By: Margot Karlikow

University of Toronto interviews Nobel Laureate John Polanyi, where he spoke of his support for the Naylor report.