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A Climate Change Manifesto for University Education

Rae André, author of Lead for the Planet, has written a mini blog series to help us explore how Team Humanity can best address the climate crisis. In her final post, André outlines a climate change manifesto for university education that can equip students with the best possible knowledge for tackling climate change.

A Green and Just Recovery Requires Bold Action. Not Bold Words.

David Miller, author of Solved writes for us on the blog and discusses how Canada can recover from the current global health crisis, by making the case for a green and just recovery that can lower greenhouse gas emissions and create jobs.

The Rapids: Ways of Looking at Mania (Part 1)

In a new blog series to highlight the ways in which mental health is depicted and discussed in today’s world, Sam Twyford-Moore, author of The Rapids: Ways of Looking at Mania, talks with other writers about some of their own experiences relating to mental health. In this post, Sam talks to fellow Australian author Mia Walsch.

Re-Envisioning Cell Theory (Part 3): Sublime Slime Molds

It’s the last part of our latest blog series written by Sherrie L. Lyons, author of From Cells to Organisms. The book delves into the nature of scientific practice, showing that results are interpreted not only through the lens of a microscope, but also through the lens of particular ideas and prior philosophical convictions. In this final part, Lyons discusses the fascinating world of slime molds, the unlikely superhero within the ecosystem.

Energy and Climate Policies in a Time of COVID

Carbon Province, Hydro Province was released in March, and a lot has happened in the world since then. So we asked author Douglas Macdonald to examine the last six months and the impact that COVID-19 has had on Canada’s climate and energy policies.