“Finding these two shows our experiments, which are very challenging, are being done correctly,” said York University physicist Randy Lewis in the Toronto Star.
A research team led by Adam Jeziorski at Queen’s, Norman Yan at York University and Andrew Tanentzap at the University of Cambridge has discovered that a jelly-clad, calcium-poor competitor called Holopedium is increasing in abundance in temperate Canadian lakes, reported the Waterloo Region Record.
“That’s certainly their next expectation: to go to Mars with a sample return,” said York University astronomer Paul Delaney in the Ottawa Citizen. Why come back? “Nothing better than to bring a piece of rock here and give it to a geologist, give it to a chemist, give it to a biologist and let them go for broke with every possible experiment under the sun.”
Looking forward, Rosetta will provide many more cosmic thrills, including a view from just 30 kilometres up of the comet’s dazzling coma, or head, and its tail unfurling as it closes in on the sun, said York University astronomer Paul Delaney in the Toronto Star.
“I think it depends on whether people can find meaning in the elections,” said York University political science Professor Dennis Pilon in News1130. “It becomes a problem when they are constantly bombarded but they don’t see the buy-in for themselves — why does this matter, why should they care?”
Jakub Urbanek, a Rosetta operations engineer, is a Canadian connection to the team that successfully landed a probe on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Urbanek immigrated with his family to Canada from Poland as a young child, and attended high school in Windsor, Ont. He then completed an undergraduate degree in space engineering at York University in Toronto, reported CBC News Nov. 12.
Election spending limits will only kick in for political parties once the campaign officially starts in September 2015…. “This makes the period before the election a money-spending free-for-all for the manipulation of voters,” said York University political science Professor Robert MacDermid in the Ottawa Citizen.
As scientists discover links between emotional well-being and how we learn, governments must shift their focus from test scores to temperament, said York University psychology Professor Stuart Shanker in the Toronto Star.
York sociology Professor Margaret Beare raised concerns about cops walking the beat who may be racist, or bullies. “A tone has to be set by the new chief, in terms of what will be tolerated,” she said in the Toronto Star.
Just weeks after two Canadian soldiers were killed by extremist converts to Islam, Muslim students at York University will hold a forum denouncing the murders, drawing attention to the growing problem of youth radicalization and praising Islam as a religion of peace, reported the North York Mirror Nov. 4.