November 2014

Remembrance Day: Let’s reflect on what we are remembering

November 11, 2014

We gathered today, as we do every year on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11thmonth, to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms and democracy.

Fundamental and applied research – where’s the border?

November 7, 2014

Unless you are into tropical diseases, you’ve probably not heard of Dr. Satoshi Ōmura. I hadn’t—not until last week, when I attended the 2014 Gairdner Awards ceremony at the Royal Ontario Museum. Dr. Ōmura is a Distinguished Emeritus Professor at Kitasato University in Japan. His lifelong passion has been to search for new microbes wherever he could find them.