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Higher education and language skills may help ward off dementia
Higher education and language skills may help ward off dementia
May 10, 2022
New research has found that people with mild cognitive impairment may not inevitably develop dementia and, in fact, having higher education and advanced language skills more than doubles their chances of returning to normal.

Advancing research from lab to market
Advancing research from lab to market
April 26, 2022

How can we connect knowledge built in academia to people that need knowledge-based solutions for real-world challenges? In a word: innovation. But the journey from a research lab to hitting a consumer's radar is not obvious, fast, or straightforward. Transforming research discovery into new products and processes available at market usually requires investment, connections, and patience.



Sheridan's Centre for Elder Research releases food security toolkit for older adults who may be at risk of social isolation
Sheridan's Centre for Elder Research releases food security toolkit for older adults who may be at risk of social isolation
April 7, 2022
When Dr. Leigh Hayden of Sheridan's Centre for Elder Research first began the proposal process for what would become the Putting Food on the Table project, she never imagined the far-reaching impact it would have for older adults in Halton.

uOttawa study shows widespread retreat and loss of marine-terminating glaciers in the Northern Hemisphere
uOttawa study shows widespread retreat and loss of marine-terminating glaciers in the Northern Hemisphere
March 29, 2022
Two researchers from the University of Ottawa are the first to map out all the glaciers that end in the ocean in the Northern Hemisphere and provide a measure of their rate of change over the last 20 years. Their findings will help better understand – and perhaps predict – the impact of climate change north of the equator.

Bioinnovation partnership leads to new, sustainable automotive material
Bioinnovation partnership leads to new, sustainable automotive material
March 15, 2022
A collaboration between University of Toronto researchers and Ford Canada, led by the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering's Professor Mohini Sain, has produced a new, sustainably-sourced, production-ready engine component for high-performance vehicles.

Keeping it tight: BETAC is ready to meet the growing need for building air tightness testing
Keeping it tight: BETAC is ready to meet the growing need for building air tightness testing
March 4, 2022
Red River College Polytechnicís (RRC Polytech) Building Efficiency Technology Access Centre (BETAC) is providing a breath of fresh air these days.

Catastrophizing can lead to heightened pain as measured by cardiovascular readings, Concordia research shows
Catastrophizing can lead to heightened pain as measured by cardiovascular readings, Concordia research shows
February 24, 2022
Our ability to manage pain varies from person to person. So what may be somewhat painful to one can be agonizing to another, even if the cause of the discomfort they are experiencing is the same.

Ancient DNA found in soil samples reveals mammoths, Yukon wild horses survived thousands of years longer than believed
Ancient DNA found in soil samples reveals mammoths, Yukon wild horses survived thousands of years longer than believed
February 15, 2022
Mere spoonsful of soil pulled from Canadaís permafrost are opening vast windows into ancient life in the Yukon, revealing rich new information and rewriting previous beliefs about the extinction dynamics, dates and survival of megafauna like mammoths, horses and other long-lost life forms.

Finding new life for non-recyclable rubber and plastics
Finding new life for non-recyclable rubber and plastics
January 25, 2022
Now, researchers at UBC Okanaganís School of Engineering are collaborating to develop an innovative use for non-recyclable plastic and rubber waste. In fact, these materials, mostly from cars and sporting goods, are emerging as key components in batteries and other energy storage solutions.

Alum takes high school students under her wing
Alum takes high school students under her wing
January 14, 2022
Vancouver Island University (VIU) alum Samuelle Simard-ProvenÁal led a bird banding demonstration in September 2021 to allow girls and Indigenous youth to learn about biological sciences and the different career paths they can pursue.