Writing for NGOs, Educational Institutions

Council of Ontario Universities

Trash-talking weeds stress crops: Crop scientists have long known that plants can communicate with each other about their environment and make decisions about growth based on these conversations. But recent research out of the University of Guelph shows weeds can “talk” a crop plant to death.

Re-wiring depressed brains: The most common medications for people suffering from chronic depression don’t work for about one-third of patients, and can occasionally make things worse. Carleton neuroscientist Shawn Hayley and his team are investigating another class of drugs that may help solve this by targeting the brain in a different way.

Braking for water: A strenuous workout should be accompanied by frequent water breaks, right? Not so fast, says Brock University physiologist Stephen Cheung.

The University of Toronto

The smaller side of advanced manufacturing (see page 8)

Seeing the first light: Keith Vanderlinde’s South Pole Telescope is perfect for cosmic sleuthing

A thrilling learning experience: For recent graduate Cynthia Cheung, doing research is a leg up for her career

Canada Foundation for Innovation

Three researchers’ perspectives on Syrian refugees

Five researchers unlock the power of big data

Completing the picture for drugs and pregnancy

The Alzheimer Society of Ontario

I write profiles for the Alzheimer Society of Ontario about people living with the illness, their caregivers, researchers and donors.

The series, called Like Minds, is meant to give a glimpse into various aspects of the disease and features a different person each month.

I also write about the latest programs and research news funded by  the Alzheimer Society of Ontario.

McGraw-Hill Grade 12 biology and chemistry textbooks

Keystone species

Chemistry Connections: Deep Water Cooling

Canadian Research in Action: Investigating the Thermodynamics of Aqueous Solutions