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Canada’s Charitable Law Urgently Needs Reforming: New UVic Report

Attachment Size Modernizing-Canadian-Charitable-Law.pdf 1.84 MB A report released today by the University of Victoria’s Environmental Law Centre calls for sweeping reform of Canadian charitable law in line with other jurisdictions such...Show More Summary

Your Handy Guide to Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has hopped aboard the GOP clown car, announcing his candidacy on Monday at Jerry Falwell's Liberty University. Let's talk about Cruz by way of a refresher on what he's all about. Doh! Canada Cruz was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 1970 to an American mother and a foreign (Cuban) father. Show More Summary

Secular Governments, Religious Courts, and Women’s Rights in Canada, the UK, and the US

Marie Ashe, Suffolk University Law School, and Anissa Helie, John Jay College of Criminal Jsutice, have published Realities of Religio-Legalism: Religious Courts and Women’s Rights in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States at 20 U. Cal.-Davis J. International … Continue reading ?

Smart Grid: Schneider test bed project opens in Ontario university

In Canada, the new Schneider Electric Smart Grid laboratory at Ryerson University’s Centre for Urban Energy in Toronto, was officially opened this week.  A collaboration between the Ministry of Energy, Schneider Electric and RyersonShow More Summary

Universal public drug coverage would save Canada billions

Canada could save $7.3 billion annually with universal public coverage of medically necessary prescription drugs, researchers say. Canada is the only developed country with a universal health care system that does not include prescription drug coverage.

Canada could save billions of dollars with universal public drug coverage

Canadian taxpayers could save billions by the introduction of a universal public drug plan to provide prescriptions to all Canadians, according to a paper in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Canada is the only developed country with universal health insurance that does not also offer universal prescription drug coverage. read more

A new twist on predicting U.S. hurricanes – watch African thunderstorms two weeks in advance

Predicting which African storms will intensify into hurricanes Tel Aviv University researcher finds hurricanes ravaging US and Canada originate as disturbances in western Africa’s atmosphere Hurricanes require moisture, the rotation of the earth, and warm ocean temperatures to grow from a mere atmospheric disturbance into a tropical storm. Show More Summary

Here comes VAMP, a new open-access journal of vertebrate palaeontology

Just launched: a new open-access journal of vertebrate paleontology, brought to you by the University of Alberta, Canada! It’s called VAMP (Vertebrate Anatomy Morphology Palaeontology), and it charges no APC. Here’s a illustration from one of the two articles in its first issue. Show More Summary

Slow Reading

[Savage Minds is pleased to run this essay by guest author Michael Lambek as part of our Writer’s Workshop series. Michael is Professor of Anthropology and Canada Research Chair at the University of Toronto Scarborough. His recent publications...Show More Summary

Raz Fresco Is Baking From Scratch and It's Almost Ready

This article originally appeared on Noisey Canada. Most men in their twenties are on the college or university grind with stress and student debt through the roof. But some dudes would rather roll the dice, follow their passion and dive headfirst into the rap game. Show More Summary

The Threat To The Dollar As The World’s Primary Reserve Currency

Submitted by Patrick Barron via Mises Canada blog, (Following is the text of a speech given today at Drake University at the annual convention of the Iowa Association of Political Scientists.) The Threat to the Dollar as the World’s Premier Reserve Currency …but does it really matter? My answer is that, “Yes”, it really matters. Show More Summary

Why Watching the Watchers Isn’t Enough: My Talk on Privacy, Snowden & Bill C-51

Last month, I had the honour of speaking at the Pathways to Privacy Symposium, a privacy event sponsored by the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and hosted by the University of Ottawa. The event featured many excellent presentations (the full seven hours can be viewed here). Show More Summary

No Strike for U of T’s Untenured Faculty

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Despite fears of a strike at Canada's largest university, U of T's untenured faculty reached a last minute agreement. At 12:54 a.m. this morning, not a full hour following the midnight strike deadline for the University of Toronto’sShow More Summary

Served Over Ice: Take a Frozen River, Add Some High-Design 'Warming Huts'

'Mirror Cloaking' hut by the University of Manitoba. Photos by Douglas Little via Design Boom Every winter, the Red River in Winnipeg, Canada turns into an icy, frozen mass. In recent years, the city has taken to building temporary structures...

Steve Montador offered to donate brain for research

Former NHL defenseman Steve Montador, who was found dead at his home in Canada earlier this month, committed to donating his brain to research, according to a doctor at the University of Toronto.

What the extreme eastern U.S. cold snap looks like on a world map

The following chart, from the "climate reanalyzer" tool out of the University of Maine, shows forecast temperature departures from average on Friday. The eastern U.S., as well as parts of Canada, sticks out for having the most unusually...Show More Summary

Competition / Connect: EnAbling Change Design Competition / Design Exchange

Design Exchange, Canada’s Design Museum, is pleased to announce the fourth year of the CONNECT: EnAbling Change Post-Secondary Design Competition. This competition invites college and university students from across the province to submit...Show More Summary

UK Style: 5 Particularly British Design Lessons I've Learned

I've been living in London for nearly a decade now, having moved here from Canada as a bright-eyed university graduate, in search of tea and adventure. Through my friendships and work as an interior designer (not to mention my work for...Show More Summary

Here are millennials' favorite neighborhoods in 6 big US cities

The Generationed City project at the University of Waterloo, led by Professor Markus Moos, seeks to understand the social, economic, and geographic characteristics of different age groups in the United States and Canada. One of their...Show More Summary

An Artificial Tornado Rips the Roof off of a Small Model House Inside a High-Tech Wind Chamber

last monthHumor : Laughing Squid

New Scientist captured video of an artificially generated tornado tearing the roof off of a small model of a house inside a hexagonal wind chamber at the WindEEE Research Institute at the University of Western Ontario in Canada. The wind tunnel is capable of create a highly controllable tornado for testing purposes. We can create […]

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