Women to Watch

Open wide! Robot dentists are on the way

Robots are finding an increasing number of uses within the health care field, and now they’re set to boldly go where no autonomous bot has gone before: your mouth. The South China Morning Post reports that a robot dentist has successfully carried out its first implant surgery, ably fitting two ne ...

An Industry Divided: How Bell Broke With the Telecom Sector on Copyright

The news that Bell has called on the Canadian government to support radical copyright reform in NAFTA that includes North America-wide mandatory website blocking (to be overseen in Canada by the CRTC) and the full criminalization of copyright represents only the latest step in the transformation of ...

A Formidable Woman Takes Her Place in Canadian Chemistry: An Interview with Dr. Katherine Elvira

By Connie Tang, Chemistry Co-Editor Dr. Katherine Elvira is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Victoria (UVic) in British Columbia. She first discovered her passion for analytical chemistry as an undergraduate student, but had to overcome the challenges of bei ...

Voting makes you happy, new study finds

Are people generally happy with their decision to vote —or to abstain from voting— in elections? New research from the University of Montreal says that by a large margin, those who do vote are satisfied with their decision, while those who don’t vote often regret it. Voting behaviour is condi ...

MMIWG inquiry doesn’t always have enough computers, say commissioners

The national inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls doesn’t have the office supplies it needs nearly half way through its mandate, the inquiry’s commissioners said Thursday. Commissioner Michèle Audette was asked by MPs whether the beleaguered inquiry has enough computers ...

Movie Musicals Came Into Their Own In The 1950s. But Fred Astaire Was On The Outside Looking In

Astaire’s fate in the early fifties was something one suspects he’d never accounted for: his age was beginning to show. Of course, this was a time when elderly men still courted young women on-screen with stunning regularity, and had Astaire been a normal romantic lead, this might not have bee ...

Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, Canada) and its president’s (Andrew Petter) dream colloquium: women in technology

I’m a little late with this event news (sadly,. I only received the information yesterday, Sept. 20, 2017) but even with two event dates already past (happily, videos for the two events have been posted), there are still several “Women in Technology” events to attend or view live according to ...

MMWIG inquiry ‘constrained’ by federal rules: chief commissioner

Federal rules normally applied on the public service are limiting the work of the national inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, the inquiry’s commissioners said Wednesday night. “To be very blunt and very honest, because we’re bound by government policies and procedur ...

Judge Rules Seuss-Derived Play Doesn't Violate Copyright

The dispute began in 2016, when Mr. Lombardo, a playwright, was preparing to stage “Who’s Holiday!” — a 75-minute, one-woman play that features Cindy Lou Who, the adorable girl from the book who teaches the greedy Grinch the true meaning of Christmas. In Mr. Lombardo’s version, Cindy Lo ...

How tax inequity hurts women

You have to hand it to wealthy business owners. They know how to work the system to maximize their bottom line and pay as little tax as possible. Why shouldn’t they? It’s completely legal. However, it’s not only fundamentally unfair to those who pay their fair share, it also hurts poor Canadi ...