The William Dawson Scholar award recognizes a scholar developing into an outstanding and original researcher of world-class caliber who is poised to become a leader in his or her field, similar to that of a CRC Tier 2. The Department of Chemistry is proud to host the 2015 Scholar. Congratulations Tomislav Friscic.
Linking Action and Research on Sustainability (LARS) presents: Montreal's Ecosystems at Your Service Brainstorming Session
Montreal’s Ecosystems at Your Service is a bilingual website connecting people to their environment through stories. We aim to show how ecosystems in Montreal and its surroundings improve our lives and how we can help to protect them.
The Ottawa Citizen | Mar 12, 2015
by: Avi Freidman
Are asphalt roads and sidewalks in neighbourhoods really needed? Of course they are, you might say. Otherwise, where else will people walk and how will drivers reach their garages? But let’s look at the wisdom of having roads and sidewalks in their current form.
As we rethink our future neighbourhoods and fix existing ones, we may want to take a hard look at our streets and reclaim them. After all, it is we who pay for their costly construction and neverending upkeep.
Science News | March 18, 2015
by: Lesley Evans Ogden
A group of prominent Canadian academics is trying to change the dynamic by releasing its own set of climate policy recommendations for the nation.
The Globe and Mail | March 18, 2015
by: IVAN SEMENIUK AND SHAWN MCCARTHY
Canada could shift entirely to renewable sources of electricity by 2035 and eliminate 80 per cent of its greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century, says a group of Canadian academics that is aiming to spur government action on climate change.
To get there, they recommend a national carbon-pricing plan, and greater effort to move electricity produced from low-carbon sources such as hydro dams across provincial borders.
On Friday April 10 2015 the Department of Sociology will host a symposium presenting comparative perspectives on some of the key challenges faced by liberal democratic societies.
Omar Galárraga "Conditional Economic Incentives to Reduce HIV Risks: Results from a Randomized "Controlled Pilot among Male Sex Workers in Mexico City" | Sociology Speaker Series
Omar Galárraga, Health Services, Policy and Practice, Brown University
Jeffrey Bingenheimer, School of Public Health and Health Services, George Washington University
John Cawley "Incentivizing Nutritious Diets: A Field Experiment of Relative Price Changes and How They Are Framed" | Sociology Speaker Series
John Cawley, Department of Policy Analysis and Management & Economics, Cornell University