Jane Harbottle returned from an African studies excursion with images of Kibera, Kenya, that paint a grim portrait of life in the continent's second-biggest slum. But Ms. Harbottle's documentation of Kibera's misery could help to alleviate some of it. She has raised almost $27,000 for the Vision Sisters by her photographs and soliciting private donations in Vancouver. Ms. Harbottle worked with the
The Star's Peter Calamai reports in his "This week in Science" column that the Canadian and U.S. governments are trying to staunch the flood of aquatic invasive species into the St. Lawrence Seaway and Great Lakes by cracking down on ships that pump out ballast water loaded with foreign stowaways. But there's another danger closer to home: private aquarium owners who flush fish down the toilet.
Jacob Levy, Tomlinson Professor of Political Theory in McGill's Political Science department and a member of the school's Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, joined The Globe and Mail online to take questions on the recently released reasonable accommodations report.
In a web-exclusive comment in the Globe and Mail, law professor Payam Akhavan writes that the persecution of Baha'is is a litmus test for rights, and Iran is failing it.
The largest rodent ever recorded might not have been as monstrous as was first suggested, a McGill scientist claims.
Virginie Millien, professor and curator of paleontology and zoology at the Redpath Museum, comments in The Gazette on why Montreal squirrels are grey while Toronto and Ottawa squirrels are black.
Neighbours, friends, and former employees at the Gault reserve's Centre de la Nature celebrated the 50th anniversary of this unique and irreplaceable site.
McGill's David Green comments in La Presse on how residential construction is endangering the ongoing existence of the Western Chorus Frog.
Harriet Kuhnlein, professor of human nutrition at the Centre for Indigenous Peoples' Nutrition and Environment comments in the Washington Post on the diet of indigenous people in the remote far north.
John Stix, an earthquake expert at McGill, comments in the Los Angeles Times on the earthquake that struck central China on Monday.