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Foundation fellowships to help scholars seek solutions

Winter | December 2016

My academic career was helped a lot by scholarships and mentors. When I was accepted into Amherst College in Massachusetts in the 1950s, a healthy scholarship made attending possible. I did an honours degree in biology and was inspired by Prof. Bill Hexter to go into genetics after graduating. I... More »

Bloor bike lanes are a success!

Winter | December 2016

Driving in Toronto is a drag! Delays on highways and roads are a daily occurrence. Collisions are, too — an average of 55,000 in the city each year! Costs for car payments, insurance, parking and repairs are a heavy burden. Compare this to the healthy, affordable and even joyful activity... More »

Simple "green" cleaning substitutes for borax

Winter | December 2016

It's time to ditch borax — a salt of boric acid — as a "green" home-cleaning ingredient. Six reasons to go borax-free: 1. You want your home to be pesticide-free (borax kills ants). 2. You can clean well with food-grade ingredients only — baking soda, salt, vinegar and hydrogen peroxide... More »

Camp Suzuki plugs kids into nature

Winter | December 2016

Thanks to you, Camp Suzuki 2 was a resounding success! The camp, located on Gambier Island in the heart of B.C.'s spectacular Howe Sound, aims to inspire the next generation of environmental leaders. Participants spent time outdoors learning about nature and how to protect it for future generations. This year,... More »

Half measures aren't enough to save caribou

Winter | December 2016

Alberta is home to two of Canada's imperilled caribou populations, the southern mountain and boreal woodland herds. Both are threatened with extinction. Alberta recently released its draft range plan for the Little Smoky boreal and A la Peche southern mountain herds. It allows for continued forestry and petroleum approvals in... More »