Future-Ready

Future Ready: The Advocate for a Better Anthropocene

29 Jun 2020

When you think of the Earth 50 years from now, what do you see? Do you imagine desolate cities, scorched forests, dead oceans, lost biodiversity? Elena Bennett wants you to know the future doesn’t...

Future Ready: Is This Spinal Tap?

12 May 2020

Have you ever wondered what the future really looks like? Or wondered what it would be like to be able to touch it? Faculty of Engineering Professor Mark Driscoll does so on a regular basis. In...

Future Ready: The Authentic Educator

7 Apr 2020

In the summer of 2012, in Queens, New York, a 12-year-old boy dove for a basketball at school and cut his arm. He awoke the next morning with a high fever, vomiting, mottled skin and low blood...

Future Ready: The Translation Trailblazer

20 Jan 2020

As a boy in Jaffa, Israel, Nahum Sonenberg walked regularly with his father to the Old Protestant cemetery on a hill overlooking the harbour. His father showed him the gravestone of Thomas Hodgkin,...

Future Ready: A Giant on a Nano Scale

10 Sep 2020

Marta Cerruti talks glowingly of the colourized photos her students recently made. Most researchers would reserve what’s under their microscope for purely scientific inquiry. But while the...

Future Ready: The Pathfinder

30 Sep 2019

Drug discovery is a high-stakes business. The cost of developing a new prescription medicine that gains marketing approval from regulators is about $3.5 billion – and 7 out of 8 new drug candidates...

Future Ready: The Graphene Innovators

27 Mar 2019

What is a million times thinner than a human hair, yet 200 times stronger than steel? What is lighter than paper, yet stretches up to 20% of its length?

Future-Ready: McGill's Sabrina Leslie

5 Feb 2019

In a cavernous space in Professor Sabrina Leslie’s lab, recent PhD graduate Dr. Daniel Berard is analyzing live videos of fluctuating single oligonucleotides—short molecules of DNA—as they are...

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