February is Psychology Month

Psychology is a broad field, rooted in science that seeks to understand our thoughts, feelings, and actions. Some psychology professionals develop and test theories through basic research, while others work to help individuals, organizations, and communities better function. Still others are both researchers and practitioners. Psychology Month is celebrated every February to teach Canadians how... Continue Reading →

Zika Virus Could Become Pandemic

This past week, panic embraced scientists across the world as they realized that the Zika virus has the potential to become a global pandemic, with four million cases predicted for this year alone. Meanwhile, US scientists warned that it could take a decade before a vaccine could be made publicly available. The World Health Organization’s... Continue Reading →

Homemade Quest Bar Recipes

This post is for all of you fans of protein bars. If you haven’t tried a quest bar before, you are definitely missing out. Homemade quest protein bars are low carb, gluten-free, sugar-free (though some contain artificial sweeteners), and high protein (20 g + per bar).  Each bar is around 200 calories and takes about... Continue Reading →

Ten Books to Read Over Your Winter Break

Is your mind saturated from reading too many textbooks? Kick back and refresh your mind with these ten great books over your winter break. This reading list was recommended by Jane Ciabattari writing for the BBC Culture Report. James Lee Burke, House of the Rising Sun Burke, named a ‘grand master’ by the Mystery Writers... Continue Reading →

Are we nearing an Age of Genetic Enhancement?

Last week, the first international gene editing summit was held in Washington to discuss new techniques for altering human DNA. The summit was a response to recent breakthroughs in gene editing technology. Earlier this year, in a world-first, scientists in China announced that they had carried out gene editing in human embryos. They were attempting... Continue Reading →

Movies to Watch over Your Winter Break

Starting to plan what you will do for your winter break? Here is a list of eight films to watch - compiled by Fiona Macdonald for the BBC Culture report. The Hateful Eight After Django Unchained became the highest-grossing movie of his career, Quentin Tarantino revisited the Western with a story about bounty hunters seeking... Continue Reading →

Bus Surfing for Dummies

Is the cold weather getting you down? Dreaming of a sunny day at the beach? Here is an easy solution to all your November blues. BUS SURFING! This is a how-to guide for this simple and fun sport. In no time at all, you can become a bus surfing pro! STEP 1: Ditch walking to... Continue Reading →

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