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Beakerhead Science Communications Program

Register TODAY to Attend the Beakerhead Sci Comm School at the Perimeter Institute, the World’s Largest Theoretical Physics Research Centre.  Amazing faculty. Inspiring environment. Outstanding peers. Unforgettable experience. As a participant, you will: • Make your network go supernova: • Rub shoulders with world-renowned physicists in Perimeter’s awe-inspiring environment. • Help your career defy gravity under … Read More

Public Talks at the North York Central Library

The North York Central Library is hosting the Cutting Edge Series. These fabulous talks are open to the public. Come and join us!

Interview with Professor Lee Bartel

Music Medicine: A New Frontier in Healthcare and Medical Research Interview with Professor Lee Bartel You have been on shows such as TVO’s “The Agenda” and along with the upcoming event the North York Central Library, you also have a Ted Talk scheduled for next year.  Why have you chosen to engage with the public about … Read More

Music Medicine: A New Frontier in Healthcare and Medical Research

Article by Nina Rafeek Since the beginning of human civilization, music has been a cultural phenomenon.  The dynamic sounds of music can boost our energy, calm us down or emit a powerful emotional response. Music, however, is not only sound, it is also vibration.  Its pulsing sound waves are able to resonate deep into our … Read More

New Brain Imaging Data Points to Better Treatments for Autism and ADHD

Imagine if we could use data from a brain image to diagnose autism or ADHD. Or if we could use that same image to predict the right treatment. Right now, we diagnose autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) based on information about a person’s experiences and behaviours that fit … Read More

We Need Better Guidelines to Curb Sugar Consumption

Researchers at the University of Toronto investigating the amount of free sugar in Canadian prepackaged foods and beverages are calling for new guidelines and better food labeling to help consumers make better choices. Free sugar, commonly referred to as added sugar, is considered a “hidden” source of calories, as it’s not always apparent to consumers they are present. … Read More

A Portable Drug Manufacturing System

As much as 80 per cent of the cost of bringing vaccines to the developing world comes from ensuring that the medications are properly refrigerated and transported. A team of researchers from the University of Toronto, MIT, Harvard, and the University of Ottawa have developed a new portable drug-manufacturing system that uses two sets of … Read More

Landmark Map Reveals the Genetic Wiring of Cellular Life

Researchers at the University of Toronto’s Donnelly Centre have created the first map that shows the global genetic interaction network of a cell. It begins to explain how thousands of genes coordinate with one another to orchestrate cellular life. The study was led by U of T Professors Brenda Andrews and Charles Boone, and Professor … Read More

In the Works: Science Leadership Program 2017

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Ontario Rocks!

Science Literacy Week 2016 – Ontario Rocks! See Ontario’s Rock Stars at the “Rock Walk” Article by: Nina S Rafeek Join Professor Nick Eyles at the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus for an educational and attractive display of Ontario’s most ancient rocks.  The Rock Walk will feature a display of the principal rock types found … Read More