Aug 262016
 
2016-08-10   Teachers investigate whether University of Calgary is in bed with Big Oil,  National Observer

This is a back-up copy in case the original disappears.   You may wish to go to the URL (copy & paste):   http://www.nationalobserver.com/2016/08/10/analysis/teachers-investigate-whether-university-calgary-bed-big-oil   By Christopher Adams in Analysis, Politics University of Calgary President Elizabeth Cannon, Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi and a student at the University of Calgary on April 15, 2015.  File photo by The Canadian Press. […]

Jul 142016
 
2016-07-12   University:   Canadian researchers who commit scientific fraud are protected by privacy law.  Toronto Star.   AND response.

The publicly funded agency responsible for policing scientific fraud is keeping secret the details surrounding these researchers. Their names, where they worked, and what they did wrong is protected under privacy laws.   MY RESPONSE, FOLLOWED BY THE ARTICLE  This is an extremely important article.    It opens a door through which more information can flow.   Many […]

May 062016
 
2016-04-25  Acne drug Accutane's harm to fetus a worry despite prevention efforts, CBC

From articles appended: Added to the lawsuits related to depression and suicide brought on by Accutane,  ones on bowel disease. These are just a few of the 7,000-plus lawsuits that have been filed against Roche over the debilitating side effects of Accutane. Accutane is now a generic drug sold under various names. annual Accutane sales […]

Mar 202016
 

Interview, Alberto Manguel by Michael Enright on the Sunday Edition, March 20, 2016 http://www.cbc.ca/radio/popup/audio/listen.html?autoPlay=true&clipIds=&mediaIds=2685567527&contentarea=radio&subsection1=radio1&subsection2=currentaffairs&subsection3=the_sunday_edition&contenttype=audio&title=2016/03/20/1.3497648-alberto-manguels-unquenchable-curiosity-&contentid=1.3497648 At  9:30 Q:  Have you ever met anyone who says or who seems to be not curious about anything? A:   Of course.   Again our society blunts curiosity,  our education systems  try to smother the curiosity that is natural in children because […]

Feb 132016
 

FROM THE VISIONING COMMITTEE The University of Saskatchewan has recently launched an initiative to renew our university’s vision, mission and values. President Stoicheff has formed a committee composed of members from across our community, on campus and off, to help with the development of a new vision, mission and values statement for the university. The […]

Feb 062016
 

From books.google: Propaganda and the Ethics of Persuasion,  by Randal Marlin. Revised Second Edition 2013   This book aims to develop a sophisticated understanding of propaganda. It begins with a brief history of early Western propaganda, including Ancient Greek classical theories of rhetoric and the art of persuasion, and traces its development through the Christian […]

Feb 062016
 

Amy Goodman, I love that woman, covered   “A Significant Victory”: Julian Assange Hails U.N. Panel Calling for His Freedom, At bottom, the link to the actual UN Report. In response to  CTV News Coverage  of this important development for democracy,  I used their “Error Report” button to submit THREE FACTUAL ERRORS. – – – – – – – – – […]

Jan 292016
 

The interview is in 3 segments.  Pretty amazing:  http://www.democracynow.org/2016/1/27/life_animated_a_remarkable_story_of?autostart=true&get_clicky_key=suggested_related   2. http://www.democracynow.org/2016/1/27/embracing_autism_journalist_ron_suskind_on   3.  http://www.democracynow.org/2016/1/27/roger_ross_williams_the_first_black