Our politicians need to understand why science matters - July 13, 2018
In response to the dismissal of Ontario’s chief scientist, our Chair and Vice-Chair, Peter Love and Reinhart Reithmeier, wrote an opinion piece for The Star outlining why science matters, why there is no room for 'Fake News' and why, more than ever, we need to foster a society that embraces science to build a stronger Canada.
Toronto vs Raccoons - April 18, 2018
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 about Toronto's sneaky raccoon population.
Helping Refugees Feel Welcome Through Science - March 16, 2018
Our very own Trustee, Dr Sapna Sharma, spoke to Metro Morning 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.