EcoHealth – Emerging Diseases, Human Health and the Environment | SMCC Webinar

EcoHealth –  Emerging Diseases, Human Health and the Environment | SMCC Webinar | 12:00 PM ET, Thursday, August 7, 2014 Ebola, MERS and SARS – as we worry about the next pandemic and the spread of already established diseases, researchers are looking beyond the traditional public health initiatives of vaccines, antibiotics and pesticides. The field […]

Lac-Mégantic, One Year Later | SMCC Webinar

  Lac-Mégantic, One Year Later | SMCC Webinar | 12:00 PM ET, July 2, 2014 On July 6, 2013, a 72-car runaway freight train rolled into the town of Lac-Mégantic, QC. There it derailed and its cargo – crude oil extracted from the the Bakken formation, near North Dakota – exploded, destroying large parts of […]

Canada’s crumbling infrastructure

As of March 27, 2014, Canadian provinces, cities and municipalities can apply for their share of the federal government’s New Building Canada Fund, which provides $14 billion over 10 years to help improve infrastructure across the country. This comes as structures like the Champlain bridge in Montreal and the Gardiner expressway in Toronto are already […]

Radiofrequency Fields and Potential Health Risks

Mobile phones, tablets and other wireless devices are more ubiquitous than ever, and as their use increases, so do concerns over the health impacts of the radiofrequency fields they emit. Health Canada’s Safety Code 6 sets out the guidelines for human exposure to such fields based on the best available science. In an effort to […]

Climate change: Impacts, adaptation and vulnerability

At 8 PM Eastern Time on Sunday, March 30, 2014, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group II released its Summary for Policymakers at the end of a week-long meeting in Yokohama, Japan. This is the second of the three working groups that together produced the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). For more […]

Aboriginal Food Security in Northern Canada

About 12 per cent of Canadians wake up each morning unsure of whether or not they are going to be able to get enough to eat that day. Many of these individuals live in the North; for example, 72 per cent of Nunavut Inuit households experience moderate or severe food insecurity. The problem is reaching […]

Ocean Sciences in Canada | Webinar recording

Ocean Sciences in Canada – November 6, 2013 Canada is bordered by three oceans and boasts more coastline than any other country. Oceans have shaped our history and our economy, but do we have the tools we need to address current and future issues in ocean science research in an era of unprecedented change? Can […]

IPCC 5th Assessment, Working Group I – The Physical Science of Climate Change | Webinar recording

IPCC 5th Assessment, Working Group I – The Physical Science of Climate Change – September 27, 2013 The summary for policy makers from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was released on Friday September 27 morning at a meeting in Stockholm. In it, scientists present the latest assessment on the science of global climate […]

Quantum Computing | Webinar recording

Taking the questions out of quantum computing – July 24, 2013 When Blackberry co-founder Mike Lazaridis announced a new $100 million fund for quantum computing technologies in March, discussion re-ignited as to just what a quantum computer will look like. But computers aren’t the only application of quantum mechanics to information. Quantum technologies will change […]

Obesity, weight loss and New Year’s resolutions | Webinar recording

Obesity, weight loss and New Year’s Resolutions – December 4, 2012 As the holidays approach, many of us are running a gauntlet of high-calorie food, from family dinners with extra helpings to sweet-laden tables at company parties. Is it any wonder that weight loss is one of the most common New Year’s resolutions?  Yet most […]

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