Saturday, November 19, 2016
Congratulations Alex Wong
Congratulations to CHAIM Centre researcher, Alex Wong, and his collaborators for their success in the Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR) grant competition. Their project "Predicting the Persistence of Resistance Across Environments" (PREPARE) is one 19 out 83 applications that was successfully funded.... More
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Cleaning the Air and Cleaning Our Health
By Amanda Pappin, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Carleton University Ever paid attention to the black smoke rising out of the stack pipe of a transport truck? Caught that unmistakable hydrocarbon smell that goes along with it? Transportation of people and their goods is a major culprit for deteriorating the quality of our... More
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Sun exposure in outdoor workers: friend or foe?
Dr. Cheryl Peters, a postdoctoral fellow at Carleton University will be presenting on "Sun exposure in outdoor workers: Friend or foe?" on Friday October 2 at 12:30. This talk is part of the Occupational and Environmental Health Seminar Series in Toronto. You can attend via webinar or live. For more information and to register, click... More
Monday, August 24, 2015
What’s Next for Childhood Cancer in Canada?
By Marie-Claire Flores Pajot, Dept. of Health Sciences, Carleton University No child should be left out from going to school for the very first time, playing at recess with new friends, or having the opportunity to learn about what the world will offer them in life. And no family should lose these or other... More
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
A Natural Path to Sustainable Happiness
By Colin A. Capaldi, Department of Psychology, Carleton University From declining biodiversity to rising sea levels, we are inundated with seemingly endless news about the deteriorating health of our planet. Terms like ecoanxiety and ecoparalysis have emerged into the lexicon to capture the sense of dread and powerlessness that might be... More
Friday, April 17, 2015
Mercury and marine birds in Arctic
By Jennifer Provencher, Department of Biology, Carleton University A striking step forward in environmental protection policy was the creation of the Minamata Convention signed by 128 countries in 2013. As of April 2015, ten countries had ratified the convention. The Convention aims to limit the release of mercury into the environment. Although... More
Sunday, March 29, 2015
What happens when moulds and humans share the indoor environment?
by David McMullin, Department of Chemistry, Carleton University One of the most fascinating aspects of fungi is their ability to synthesize an array of structurally diverse, often potently bio-active compounds known as secondary metabolites. This phenomenon can be exemplified by Sir Alexander Fleming’s discovery of penicillin from an indoor... More