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Right Turn: Four STEM women to watch

  If I say the names Kirsty Duncan, Mona Nemer, Julie Payette and Molly Shoichet, what comes to mind? There are many ways to answer that question, of course, but the answer I’m looking for is that they are all female scientists or engineers who hold significant posts...

Right Turn: CCRM’s holiday science gift guide for kids

The holidays are right around the corner. If you have a child or pre-teen in your life, the pressure is on to find that perfect gift. Since you’re reading Signals, you probably understand the value of encouraging kids to be enthusiastic about science, technology,...

Right Turn: Canada 2067 – a STEM action plan

  Eleven months in to 2017, I’m confident you’ve heard of Canada 150: a government-led initiative to celebrate and recognize Canada’s “150th” year – that number is widely disputed by the way. If Canada 150 does not sound familiar, you can find information and December...

Right Turn: Singing his way to (science) fame

Happy Thanksgiving to our American family, friends and colleagues. It may feel like 2017 didn’t offer quite as much to be thankful for on a global level, but there was one uplifting international event that rocked our world. Despacito. On January 12, 2017, Universal...