Toronto vs Raccoons

Two years ago, Toronto thought it had finally outsmarted raccoons rummaging through its garbage. The answer? Green bins with a latch. But all that has been called into question after a raccoon was caught on video opening an aforementioned green bin (and making it look rather easy!). Incoming RCI Science Vice-Chair, Dr Suzanne MacDonald, is an animal behaviour specialist and spoke to Metro Morning on April 18, 2018 about Toronto's sneaky raccoon population.

Helping Refugees Feel Welcome Through Science

Our very own Trustee, Dr Sapna Sharma, spoke to Metro Morning on March 16, 2018 to share details of the SEEDS program - a volunteer initiative that aims to welcome newly arrived refugees to Canada through experiential explorations in science outreach. From visiting a blue whale exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum to conducting science experiments, Sapna's initiative is hugely impactful, and we're proud to be part of the program.

For more information on the SEEDS program or for details on how to donate, please visit SEEDS at YorkU.