Dr. Bryan Koivisto: Discovering Success through Failure

For most people, there is usually a moment or a confluence of events occurring early in life that becomes hardwired into their subconscious, which then funnels them toward a particular path in life.… Continue reading

March for Science: The Revolution Will Be Quantified

  I celebrated Earth Day by taking part in the March for Science in Toronto, joining over 500 other marches around the world. I was proud to see so many people turn out for… Continue reading

What I Learned From a Group of Undergrad Science Students

I was recently asked to sit on a panel at Ryerson University for the RySciMatch program geared towards undergraduate science students. There were five other panelists, all from varying backgrounds with quite interesting personal stories… Continue reading

Something’s Fishy: Somewhere over the rainbow

By Raechel Bonomo The Rainbow Fish (Illustration by Marcus Pfister) It’s no surprise that my favourite childhood book to cuddle up with my mom to read before bed was The Rainbow Fish, by Swiss author and illustrator Marcus Pfister.… Continue reading

Going Green this St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Traditionally, St. Patrick’s Day is a day when a lot of people go “green”, however for our friends south of the border, green no longer seems to be a… Continue reading

The Guppy Project: Studying fish in Trinidad

A few years ago I had the opportunity to work as a field technician in Trinidad studying guppies for The Guppy Project. Guppies don’t sound too interesting to most, but they are an… Continue reading

Safer Skincare: Toxic Free with Jenise Lee

“Studies say that 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer in their life time. In my family, both my aunt and brother were diagnosed with cancer… Continue reading

Superwoman in Science: Samantha Yammine

“[…]It’s not surprising people are not used to the idea of young women (including those who like to wear a bit of mascara) being scientists: scientists are usually portrayed in pop culture as… Continue reading

Evolution…it’s a real thing!

A few years ago, when I told people I studied evolutionary ecology, I tended to get responses like, “Oh, so you believe we came from monkeys?!” Or they would automatically think of large-scale evolution. Change over… Continue reading

Ocean Facts 101

The ocean is one very large body of water. There is only one ocean, given different names to divide up its parts. This is especially important when considering our coastlines. What we do… Continue reading