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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...

‘Bad Luck 2.0’ – the transformation to success

Over two years ago, an article published in Science took the Internet and media by storm. The paper, “Variation in cancer risk among tissues can be explained by the number of stem cell divisions,” better known as “The ‘Bad Luck’ Cancer Study,” used mathematical...

Right Turn: Teaching kids critical thinking skills

I love kids. Their curiosity, passion and enthusiasm for life are infectious. With two teenagers at home, kids and school are very much on my mind right now. (I have a habit of blogging about back-to-school, as you can read here and here.) Because kids are so curious,...