Posts Tagged ‘videos’

Right Turn: The robots aren’t coming, they’re here

Author: Stacey Johnson, 03/31/17

via GIPHY Artificial Intelligence (AI) already permeates our culture and that’s only going to increase with time and advances to the technology. Some think this is good news, progress and inevitable while others, like Stephen Hawking for example, fear where AI could take us. AI is on my mind this week with the announcement that…Read more

Right Turn: Stem cells, like children, are a labour of love

Author: Stacey Johnson, 03/17/17

For many Canadians with kids, we’re nearing the end of March Break – a holiday from school for elementary- and secondary school-aged children. Whether you’re travelling or at home this week, you’ve spent lots of quality time with your children and this new video from a group at Cambridge may really resonate with you. According…Read more

Right Turn: Checking in on Research2Reality

Author: Stacey Johnson, 02/17/17

Research2Reality will soon be celebrating its 2nd anniversary. I first wrote about it when it launched and was excited by its mission to highlight the work of scientists across Canada, from a variety of disciplines, and make their research interesting and understandable to a non-expert audience. Through videos and blogs, Research2Reality is “shining a light…Read more

Right Turn: The elements of a great story (courtesy of OIRM’s SciComms Workshop)

Author: Laine Jaremey, 12/16/16

I joined graduate students and early-career researchers at OIRM’s first Science Communications Workshop, held November 24, 2016 in Toronto. Expert communicators from a variety of backgrounds provided a valuable introduction to the essentials of successful science communication at the day-long event. We learned that storytelling is a tool that can help you to construct compelling…Read more

Right Turn: These three videos show why we should be impressed by our young stem cell researchers

Author: Lisa Willemse, 11/18/16

Stroke, lung damage and mathematical modeling. You may not think these three topics have much in common and for the most part you’d be right. But they have more than one common link. First, each is either a disease focus or methodology within stem cell research. Secondly, each subject –biomaterials to aid stem cell engraftment…Read more

Right Turn: The art of scientific communication

Author: Hamideh Emrani, 11/20/15

I’ve been blogging about some of the talks that I heard at the recent Till & McCulloch Meetings (TMM) in Toronto, Canada. Maybe you’ve read them (featuring speakers Molly Shoichet and Milica Radisic)? For this blog, I want to take a different focus. TMM is diverse and caters to delegates interested in talks and debates…Read more

Right Turn: Stem cell flash mobs and old favourites

Author: Stacey Johnson, 10/23/15

If you are a loyal reader of Right Turn (thank you!) then you will know that I scour the Internet looking for unique, thought-provoking, clever, peculiar (with a mega star thrown in to the mix), educational, funny, odd, intriguing – I could go on – items to feature. And let’s not forget all the excellent…Read more

Right Turn: Research2Reality

Author: Stacey Johnson, 05/15/15

. It was big science news in Canada this week when Professor Molly Shoichet, the University of Toronto’s senior advisor on science and engineering engagement, launched a $400,000 social media campaign to highlight the work of Canadian scientists in various disciplines. Research2Reality is a public outreach effort that currently features basic research from six Canadian…Read more

Right Turn: Gordie Howe and stem cell tourism

Author: Stacey Johnson, 04/24/15

. In North America, former Detroit Red Wings player Gordie Howe is fondly referred to as “Mr. Hockey” after career achievements that included holding the NHL record for most games and seasons played, and leading the league in scoring from 1950 to 1954. You can read more about his impressive career and numerous awards here….Read more

Right Turn: Imagination according to GE

Author: Stacey Johnson, 04/17/15

. This week, General Electric (GE) announced that it is creating a six-part documentary series about science and technology that will be broadcast on the National Geographic Channel beginning in November. According to the New York Times, the series will focus on the brain, aging, water supply, alternative energy, pandemics and the fusion of biology…Read more