Chantelle Dubois

Bird watching

Kevin Fraser is an assistant professor in the University of Manitoba’s department of biological sciences, with research interests in ecological studies. On Nov. 16, Fraser…


Internet everywhere

It is estimated that in 2015, only 45 per cent of the world’s population is connected to the Internet. For those of us in more…



Net neutrality and cyber surveillance

Buzz words like “net neutrality” and “cyber surveillance” are often heard and seen in the media, along with various bills referred to by various acronyms….


Closing the STEM gender gap

When I was 13 years old, I was selected by my school to attend a “Women in Information Technology” seminar at the University of Winnipeg. The goal of the event was to encourage young female students to consider a technical career in information technology. It was one of many initiatives held across Canada in an attempt to close the gender gap in STEM fields – sciences, technology, engineering, and math.


Music of the spheres

An international collaboration is shedding light, or rather radio frequencies, on the true shape of distant galaxies. Among those involved is the University of Manitoba’s…


Three minutes until midnight

The Doomsday Clock provides a symbolic measurement of how close humanity is to its own annihilation. Established in 1947 by the Science and Security Board…


Notes from the Star Field

I travelled from Vienna to Jerusalem for the Space Generation Congress (SGC), held Oct. 8 to 10, and the International Astronautical Congress (IAC), held Oct….


Water, water, everywhere

Recently NASA announced that liquid water has been found on Mars. This water was discovered after analyzing streaks that appeared on slopes which disappeared in…


Telework

Telework, or remote working, is a steadily increasing trend in the workplace, with a 26 per cent increase in telework job postings in the U.S….