Wednesday, November 4, 2015
We Need a 21st Century Long-Form Census
By Malcolm Cunningham, Institute of Cognitive Science, Carleton University Summary of the Issue Following the recent Canadian federal election, there has been an upsurge of public discussion about reinstating the mandatory long-form census. The previous government canceled it in 2010 citing privacy concerns and coercive data collection methods...
Monday, August 31, 2015
Letting the fox guard the henhouse. Part 2
By Hymie Anisman, Dept. of Neuroscience, Carleton University Last week’s blog outlined several issues related to addictions in general, and then considered some features that were unique to gambling addiction. A discussion (rant?) followed regarding the role of the gambling industry, as well as governments, in facilitating and fueling gambling,...
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Prisons & mental health: Violence & truth-telling
By Stuart J. Murray, Department of English Language and Literature, Carleton University Earlier this spring, I was asked to present my work on bioethics at the annual Ontario and Canada Research Chairs Symposium. In 7 minutes, I was to present a PechaKucha style presentation: 20 images, each displayed for 20 seconds, with my dynamic...