She’s like #ermahgerd I hert this job. #montreal
#Montreal : I can’t think of any city that has such relaxed, sultry summer evenings. There’s nowhere else I’d rather be right now!
Summer has arrived in #Montreal :) #lifestyle
#cmmtl #polqc : @lepmr a dépensé 1 million $ pour un café populaire sbl, c’est fermé ajh pour accueillir une banque.
This is what #censorship and #intimidation do to ideas. #cdnpoli
Bitumen Sands Map, 1975
‘A confidential report on the oil sands drawn up for the provincial cabinet in mid-1972 by a large group of Alberta’s civil servants representing some 20 government departments proposed a reversal of “the historical trend of ever-increasing foreign control of non-renewable resource development in Canada”.
‘Pointing to the fact that the pressure on developing the tar sands was largely emanating from outside Canada, the civil servants urged the Lougheed cabinet to resist the temptation to allow foreign energy demands to dictate the terms of development. “The policy decisions should be guided primarily by the perceived benefits that will accrue to Albertans and Canadians.” The civil servants warned that the oil companies were interested in rapid development on their own terms and conditions, they would tend to import equipment, engineers, managers and staff and in turn export the synthetic crude in an unprocessed form.
‘The report, “leaked” to Mel Hurtig, controversial publisher and then Chairman of Committee for an Independent Canada, raised a public furor, one of many that has delayed and threatened development of the tar sands since they were first viewed by a white man in the latter part of the 18th Century.’
from: Oil - The History of Canada’s Oil and Gas Industry; Ed Gould; 1976; Hancock House Publishers.
Science Caturday: New Treatments for Old Kitties -
Old kitteh need love too, especially if they’re grumpy.
A breakdown of Montreal’s Personal Brand
thought catalog has published a giant three-part pseudo-essay by me ft. montreal stuff, local musicians + a short q&a with tyler crawford.
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Announcement of the February winners of the Étudiants-chercheurs étoiles Award
Montreal, February 4, 2013 – Québec’s Chief Scientist, Rémi Quirion, is pleased to announce the February winners of the Étudiants-chercheurs étoiles Award, a competition spearheaded by the three Fonds de recherche du Québec.
Award winner, Fonds Nature et Technologies
Michel Lavoie, PhD student in in environmental studies at INRS.
Award-winning publication: Influence of Essential Elements on Cadmium Uptake and Toxicity in a Unicellular Green Alga: the Protective Effect of trace Zinc and cobalt concentrations. Published in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 31(7):1445-52, July 2012.
Award winner, Fonds Santé
Jean-Baptiste Pingault, Postdoctoral student at Université de Montréal’s Department of Social and Preventive Medicine.
Award-winning publication: Childhood trajectories of inattention, hyperactivity and oppositional behaviors and prediction of substance abuse/dependence: a 15-year longitudinal population-based study. Published in Molecular Psychiatry, 06-2012.
Award winner, Fonds Société et Culture
Leslie Tomory, Postdoctoral student in history at McGill University.
Award-winning publication: Progressive Enlightenment: The Origins of the Gaslight Industry,1780–1820. Published by Cambridge: MIT Press, mars 2012.
In addition to promoting careers in research, the competition aims to recognize the exceptional research contributions of college and university students, postdoctoral fellows and members of professional bodies who are enrolled in advanced research training programs in the areas covered by the three Fonds de recherche du Québec.
Every month, each Fund will award $1000 to a student researcher. An overview of the recipient’s project and a photo of the recipient will be featured on the Web site www.frq.gouv.qc.ca.
Dr. Quirion sends his congratulations to the winners.