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Fundamental Principles of Nature: from Discovery to Application and Innovation

September 7, 2018

Elucidating the presence and make up of dark matter, which makes up 80% of our universe: research into the mysteries of “dark matter” will deepen our understanding of the universe’s vast complexities.

July 9, 2018

Using lake sediment samples to unravel the causes and effects of natural and human activities on environmental change: this research will lead to an improved understanding of human impacts on aquatic ecosystems, and better methods of understanding the effects of global warming.

July 9, 2018

The research and study of the optical and electronic manifestations of handedness (chirality) in natural and artificial substances, leading to the development of new diagnostic tools for life sciences.

July 9, 2018

Investigating how species adapt to new environments over short time periods (years or decades): this research will improve our tools for managing biological resources that are threatened by global change.

July 9, 2018

Investigating sustainable wastewater treatment strategies that have the potential for downstream recovery of biofuels: this research will lead to better bioresource management and contribute to a new generation of technologies for treating waste, residuals, and biomass feedstocks.

July 9, 2018

Applying Indigenous and Western knowledge systems to research involving social and environmental justice and health equity: this research aims to create healthier relationships between Indigenous peoples and Settler (non-Indigenous) Canadians by advancing recognition, responsibility and reconciliation in community-driven and participatory ways.

[Dr. Tony Noble]
June 18, 2018

Dr. Tony Noble shares his experience studying particle astrophysics at SNOLAB as well as the recent award from the Canada First Excellence Research Fund.

[Dr. John Smol]
June 18, 2018

As the world watches ice shelves crack and polar bears struggle to survive, climate change expert Dr. John Smol is using historical data collected from lakes to study the phenomenon.

[Dr. Lynda Colgan]
June 14, 2018

With less than half of Ontario secondary students graduating with credits in math and science, STEM subjects are in crisis. Dr. Lynda Colgan is committed to making these subjects fun and engaging for students across Canada.

[Michelle Thompson in NASA lab]
April 1, 2018

Dr. Michelle Thompson (Artsci’11, Sc’11) is a planetary scientist and post-doctoral fellow at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Learn more about how she unlocks the mysteries of the universe with space dust  and Timbits. 


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