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Archive for February, 2015
Monday, February 23rd, 2015
Tribute to John Robert Evans (October 1, 1929 – February 13, 2015)

by Ilse Treurnicht Introduction I want to thank the Evans family for the privilege of speaking today about John Evans.   Dr Lincoln Chen of Boston will provide insights into John’s international legacy.  My daunting assignment is to lead off with reflections on John as a passionate Canadian. John’s domestic legacy is so large, so [...]

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Thursday, February 19th, 2015
Choosing the Best ADR Process for your Dispute and Maximizing the Chances of Success at Mediation

As the process of Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) evolves, it appears to be developing several hybrids and variations. What is happening is that creative counsel are redefining the process for individual cases in order to suit the purposes of the particular dispute. The choice of the dispute resolution mechanism will be premised upon the type of dispute involved, [...]

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Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
Researcher Patricia Martens turned dry data into stories

OBITUARY by ANN SILVERSIDES Special to The Globe and Mail, Thursday, Feb. 12 2015 Patricia Martens’s passion for understanding and spreading knowledge about health research manifested itself in different ways throughout her life. She believed strongly in the power of such data to point to ways of improving health and reducing inequality. A gifted and enthusiastic [...]

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Monday, February 2nd, 2015
Poking around inside our nostrils is disgusting, unhygienic and potentially harmful, so it’s baffling that it’s as common as it is, says Jason G Goldman.

Most of us do it, but few of us will admit to it. If we get caught red-handed, we experience shame and regret. And we tend to frown upon others when they do it in public. I’m talking, of course, about reaching up into your nostrils with a finger in an effort to scrape out [...]

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Monday, February 2nd, 2015
Eating carrots will improve your night vision

Vitamin A is important for eye function — especially for the retina, the part of the eye that senses light. Decreased night vision is an early sign of Vitamin A deficiency. Carrots are high in this crucial vitamin, so there is a grain of truth to this myth. But in Canada and the rest of [...]

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