Living Every Day to the Fullest

Living Every Day to the Fullest

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Grad Turns Life Lessons into Consulting Business, Advocacy Efforts

On the job: Making science fun for everyone

On the job: Making science fun for everyone

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Who: Mary Jane Conboy, PhD ’99
Job: Director of science content and design, Ontario Science Centre

Where else can you see prehistoric creatures and the latest scientific discoveries in the same place? The Ontario Science Centre has been amazing audiences both young and old since 1969 with its diverse array of exhibits that make science fun for everyone — even if you don’t know the difference between an atom and an axon.

Bringing space technology down to Earth

Bringing space technology down to Earth

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Gary Pundsack thinks flying a kite is more than child’s play. It could help provide power to those living in developing countries.

Working by the book

Working by the book

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If you’ve been captivated by a novel by a contemporary Canadian writer, chances are Iris Tupholme helped get that book into your hands.

Tackling concussions, head-on

Tackling concussions, head-on

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As a rugby player, Harrison Brown knows what it’s like to get a concussion, but he didn’t always receive the right medical treatment. During a high school rugby game, he was hit so hard, he stumbled off the field and vomited. It was a teammate — not a coach — who advised him to sit out for the rest of the game.

Is Donald Trump’s Twitter use changing how politicians communicate?

Is Donald Trump’s Twitter use changing how politicians communicate?

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From outbursts and accusations, to off-the-cuff commentary andcriticizing foreign counterparts, U.S. President Donald Trump’s bold use of Twitter has been a source of frustration and fascination. But is he impulsively sharing his thoughts or is it a brilliant media strategy? Political science professor Tamara Small researches social media use among Canadian politicians. She talks about Donald Trump’s use of Twitter, and what Canadian politicians might learn from it.

On the job: Allison Day takes her kitchen online

On the job: Allison Day takes her kitchen online

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Who: Allison Day, BA ’10
Job: Blogger, food stylist and photographer, and cookbook author

Beets are an often overlooked vegetable, but Allison Day, BA ’10, is trying to change that with her Yummy Beet food blog. Aside from beets, you’ll find almost every type of produce presented in a rainbow of colours along with “vegetable forward” recipes to prepare them yourself.

Serving delicious dishes from unique locations

Serving delicious dishes from unique locations

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Greek yogurt is a blank canvas for Emily Wight. The former Gryphon varsity basketball player was travelling in Australia and New Zealand when she fell in love with the luxurious product that tasted delicious with any fresh topping.

How to serve the best campus food in Canada

How to serve the best campus food in Canada

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If you order a burger at the popular 100 Mile Grille food outlet in the University of Guelph’s Creelman dining hall, Mark Kenny can tell you exactly where all its parts come from: the meat is procured from local farmers and formed into patties at the University’s own meat processing facility; seasonal tomatoes and onions are grown nearby; the buns are made by a local artisan baker; and even the condiments, including spicy ketchup, mustard and barbecue sauce, are made from scratch with local ingredients. To sweeten your accompanying tea or coffee, there’s honey from the campus apiary.

How scientist Mike Dixon is using space technology to combat food scarcity on Earth

How scientist Mike Dixon is using space technology to combat food scarcity on Earth

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Prof. Mike Dixon, School of Environmental Sciences, is an expert at growing food in places where food has never been grown before. Whether it’s mimicking the harsh environment of Mars or the extreme temperatures of Canada’s Far North and the Middle East, Dixon’s research — which employs cutting-edge LED lighting and space technologies — could hold the answers to complex problems of the future, including climate change, space travel and, perhaps most pressing for humankind, food scarcity.