The open access movement got a big boost last month as academic heavyweight Princeton University decided to keep the copyright for its researchers’ work in the public domain. Subscriptions to journals, where most academic research gets published, can cost as...
Last week was supposed to be a watershed moment for the future of telecommunications in Canada. Currently Bell, Rogers and Telus—often referred to as the ‘Big Three’ or ‘RoBellus’—dominate the Canadian cell phone industry with a combined 94 percent market...
Past On the edge of the centre of town, an abandoned recycling factory sits at 10 Impasse Des Salines. Here over 100 migrants sleep at night and a further 300 arrive during the day to use the basic facilities and have...
Dear Justin, Roughly this time last year, I wrote in these hallowed pages about my admiration-verging-on-mancrush for you. I came to Canada shortly before you were elected and initially came to view your synthesis of Liberalism, liberal ideals and inclusive...
As of October 26th, a refugee camp that housed close to 7,000 migrants attempting to gain entry to the United Kingdom was dismantled in Calais. Despite housing just a fraction of the 77,000 residents at the refugee camp in...
Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, Chairman and former CEO of the Nestle Group, received an honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Alberta for “contributions to water management”.A group of approximately 100 students were forcibly removed from the March 1 honorary...
I recall volunteering at the Brock Mission in Peterborough in August of 2014, washing dishes and chopping onions as the news breaks on the radio took on an increasingly dark tone. ISIS militia had attacked the city of Sinjar,...
I am very pleased that the opportunity has arisen for international students to tell some of their stories. As a Brit in Canada I spend time with the internationals, and the comments made about how different things are back...
Trudeau is enforcing increases in consumer goods on all Canadians (with only 40% of the vote) through a tax on carbon. This tax comes almost a week after approving a Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) project on the coast of...
Many of us are familiar with the controversial case based out of Ferguson Missouri regarding the shooting and death of Michael Brown. On November 24, 2014 Officer Darren Wilson, the responding officer on August 9, 2014, was not indicted...