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 →

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 →

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 →

Staying Healthy this Flu Season

Now that midterm season is in full swing—so is flu season. Unfortunate timing, right? If only we could visit our academic counsellor to explain this conflicting event. Since moving into my cozy dorm room on campus this September, I have been struck with the common cold numerous times already. Not only do the symptoms make... Continue Reading →

FRESH

When is the best day to make and eat food? On world food day! World food day happened to fall on Thursday, October 16 this year and this day was the perfect day for the Food Resources and Education for Student Health (FRESH) program to educate fellow students on healthy alternatives. When I first heard... Continue Reading →

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