Talking About Mental Health

Note: Edited 22 Jul 2017 to add comment from Alex Riley. I’ve had some conversations about mental health lately that have made me think a lot about what it means to have a mental illness, how you navigate the world with it, and how others perceive that illness and its impact on your life. Much…

Western Canadian Wildfires, 2017 Edition

Most of my information focuses on BC wildfires, as that’s what affects me the most. I’ve also included cursory updates for Alberta, Saskatchewan, Yukon and the Northwest Territories. You can follow the links provided for more detailed information. BRITISH COLUMBIA Yesterday was a terrible day for wildfires in BC. Over 140 new fires were ignited…

Wednesday on the Web: 5 Jul Edition

Science funding in Canada A new report from the Global Young Academy, spearheaded by three Canadian professors, determined that 40% of Canadian scientists had turned from basic to applied research in the last decade in response to changes in the government’s funding model. They argue that this reduces the likelihood of ‘Einstein-like thinking,’ as researchers…