Archives for September, 2013

Last night I attended the Lane Anderson Award dinner where this year’s winners were announced. A huge congratulations to all the winners and nominees and sincere thanks to the organizers for inviting me to such a wonderful event. Here is the press release from last night: $10,000 Lane Anderson Award Winners Celebrating the Best Science…

It took me a long time to get through The Innovative University: Changing the DNA of Higher Education from the Inside Out, something like eighteen months to finally wade through it. And it’s not that it was even that bad. It a lot of ways, it was better than I expected. Part of it is…

Yes, it’s Ig Nobel award time. For those that haven’t discovered them yet, the Ig Nobel’s are: The Ig Nobel Prizes honor achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think. The prizes are intended to celebrate the unusual, honor the imaginative — and spur people’s interest in science, medicine, and technology. Here…

Darrell Bricker and John Ibbitson’s book The Big Shift: The Seismic Change in Canadian Politics, Business, and Culture and What It Means for Our Future is pretty obviously not a science book. Rather, it’s a book about Canadian politics. But of course here in Canada these days, it’s hard to talk about science without talking…

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