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Former TV Dragon Arlene Dickinson says politics not in cards for her, for now

Arlene Dickinson says that she thinks her former Dragon’s Den co-star Kevin O’Leary lacks the necessary empathy for a life in politics, but admits she’s not the right candidate, either. 407 more words

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Gullason: Still not there – Inequity endures in the Canada Research Chairs program

How can a designated group be a majority and a minority? Take the highly discouraging case of Canadian research.

The essential credential is a PhD. More than a decade ago, reports Statistics Canada, women were awarded more than half of Canadian doctorates. 870 more words


New student housing tower proposed for Bronson Avenue near Carleton U

Ottawa’s student-housing construction boom shows no sign of retreat as plans for a 12-storey development on Bronson Avenue will be considered by the planning committee next week. 439 more words

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New year, old you? How your brain sabotages your resolutions

In the early hours of January 1, in the wake of what for most has been a week-long food and booze bender, roughly three in 10… 781 more words


Science of winter: Why are there tiny insects in the snow?

This winter, Postmedia’s Tom Spears looks at what makes our coldest season tick. It’s a series we call The Science of Winter, and today we grab a magnifying glass to find out why those tiny black dots on top of the snow are moving. 681 more words

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Chris receives teaching grant to design new biophysical lab

Chris has received a small grant from Ursinus College’s Teaching and Learning Institute (TLI), known as the Grants for Pedagogical Innovation and Experimentation. These grants are intended to financially support new curricular development (among other things), and so appropriately enough, Chris submitted a proposal entitled: “Biophysical Techniques Lab: Design of laboratory applications to better support lecture material.” The inspiration for this proposal stems from having… 79 more words

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Lego Grad Student offers fun glimpse into the turmoil of academic life

It’s said all comedy comes from pain, and now a little blue plastic man in his Lego world has launched a popular comedy from the anxiety and depression of grad school. 1,064 more words

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