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The Story Collider

The Story Collider is an evening of storytelling about science but more importantly about the people involved. Join our incredible storytellers as they share personal stories of the trials, tribulations and sometimes triumphs of science. Storytellers are: David Evans – Curator of Paleontology at the ROM Renee Hlozek – Dunlap Institute Astrophysicist Cylita Guy – … Read More

The 3 R’s of Research: Review. Report. Reproduce

ReviewReportReproduce Tired of poorly reported and non-reproducible research? What role does uncertainty play in research? Learn about these issues that can lead to this growing problem of research waste in the scientific world, and what steps you can take to improve your own reporting practices. Thursday, Sept 14th 2017 Alice Moulton Room, Gerstein Science Information … Read More

Innovations in Chemistry are Making a Difference

Article by: Nina Rafeek Q: Why are chemists great for solving problems? A: They have all the solutions. On Thursday June 1st, The Canadian Chemistry Conference, The Department of Chemistry and Science and Engineering Engagement at the U of T, will catalyze a heterogeneous mixture of some of the world’s best chemistry researchers. This exciting … Read More

This Molecular World – Learn How Chemistry is Proving to be the Solution Outside of the Lab

This Molecular World on Thursday June 1st, 5pm, Metro Toronto Convention Centre Article by: Nina Rafeek When the average person thinks of chemistry, it wouldn’t be unusual to think of lab coats, beakers and Bunsen burners, but on June 1st, 2017, the speakers of This Molecular World will tell us how chemistry is having a … Read More

STEM Researchers in Canada Meet at the 5th Annual Science Leadership Program

Article by: Nina Rafeek Nancy Houfek, one of the workshop facilitators in the Science Leadership Program (SLP) said the 2+ day conference is the highlight of her year: “this is the crème de la crème of the academic world”, she exclaimed.  Houfek presents workshops combining communication, negotiation and leadership techniques for corporations, think tanks, universities, … Read More

Who is Presenting at the Upcoming Event “Future Environments: Art and Architecture in Action”?

Art and technology are driving architecture toward new forms. Today, computer simulation empowers architectural vision while new environmental technology alters how we live. Discover some of the most exciting ideas and practices already shaping our present and future. Please register to join us on May 3, 2017, for a free, public event, Future Environments: Art … Read More

The Cabinet Project April 6th-May 15th: Artist Profile

Article by: Nina Rafeek Further to our previous article that introduced the Cabinet Project and its founding members, a date for the project launch has been set! The multi-site project will be on display at the St. George campus from April 6th to May 15th, 2017.  Using art as a medium, the artists will reveal, … Read More

Why Communicate Science?

Communicating Science at The U of T Article by: Nina Rafeek “Certain people believe it is a marvelous achievement to extol so crazy a thing, like that Polish astronomer who makes the earth move and the sun stand still. Really, wise governments ought to repress impudence of mind”. –Phillip Melanchthon October 16th, 1541 on Copernicus’ … Read More

Screening of Before the Flood – brought to you by The Science and Engineering Engagement and The Sustainability Office at U of T

Article by: Nina Rafeek Over the last decade, Climate Change has been a hot button issue in the media.  While the scientific community is almost unianimous on its position that the affects of climate change poses a threat to our environment, and the Government of Canada is taking strong action to mitigate the impending effects … Read More