A better way to make chemicals?

Published: 3Dec2012

Bulk solvents, widely used in the chemical industry, pose a serious threat to human health and the environment. As a result, there is growing interest in avoiding their use by relying on ...

Annual Killam Prize Symposium at Rideau Hall broadcast


On November 20, 2012 His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, hosted the 1st Annual Killam Prize Symposium at Rideau Hall. The topic of the symposium was “How...

Vitamin D linked to cancer prevention

Published: 26Nov2012

A growing body of evidence suggests that the sunshine vitamin can do more than increase bone strength, leading many researchers to pop mega doses of vitamin D in an attempt to ward off a host of...

Bloodsuckers: The storied medical history of leeches

Published: 26Nov2012

(Chemistry professor Joe Schwarcz): What did the jockey who never lost a race whisper into the horse's ear? Roses are red violets are blue Horses that lose are made into glue! OK, so it's a groaner...