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2017 PUBLIC SCHOLARS BLOG

From edible insects to robotic surgery and the gig economy, Concordia’s Public Scholars are fuelled by a passion for research and knowledge sharing. Read what they have to say about their cutting edge work and how it links to various societal issues.

  • Moving from the margins
    Posted on May 8, 2018 | By Desirée de Jesus
    Video essays can help film lovers think critically about female-driven films and the ways these films speak to broader cultural issues affecting girls and women. Read more
  • Critical Thinking and The Digital Age
    Posted on May 1, 2018 | By Rocco Portaro
    Technology has for the most part led to increased efficiency in almost all aspects of our daily lives. The 19th and 20th centuries brought about the industrial revolution linked to the creation of machines that replaced human labour and made mass production possible. Read more
  • Vaincre le cyberharcèlement en cinq étapes
    Posted on April 24, 2018 | By Nadia Naffi
    Jamais le cyberharcèlement n’a été si inventif et donc destructeur. En tant que témoins, nous avons le devoir moral et éthique de les protéger contre le cyberharcèlement dont elles sont la cible. Read more
  • What Can We, as Parents, Do to Encourage Our Children to Be Physically Active?
    Posted on April 3, 2018 | By Erin O’Loughlin
    How to get your kids active Read more
  • Much ado about something
    Posted on March 20, 2018 | By Desirée de Jesus
    Diminishing women’s cultural and intellectual contributions has greater implications than you might think. Read more
  • Technology renaissance
    Posted on March 13, 2018 | By Lucas Hof
    “If a 1971 VW Beetle were upgraded at the same speed as a computer chip from the same year, today it would be able to drive at speeds up to 300,000 miles per hour, get 2 million miles per gallon, and cost about 4 cents.” Read more
  • Needle-free blood tests using lab-on-chip technology
    Posted on March 6, 2018 | By Rocco Portaro
    At one time or another we have all had the doctor request that we undergo the "dreaded" blood test, where a nurse uses a hypodermic needle and tourniquet to fill rather large vials of blood ...... Read more
  • The courage to just do it and laugh
    Posted on February 27, 2018 | By Lisa Ndejuru
    “Difficult knowledge is what one makes from the ruins of one’ s lovely knowledge.” Read more
  • Cyberbullying at an all time high: A guide to get involved and end it
    Posted on February 20, 2018 | By Nadia Naffi
    Cyberbullies thrive in contexts of real or imagined power imbalance. To end cyberbullying, we need to ensure power balance. This will happen when bystanders are actively involved. Read more
  • Until death do us part
    Posted on February 12, 2018 | By Gonzalo Renato Quintana Zunino
    Monogamy is the most prevalent romantic relationship strategy in the world. Yet, have you ever wonder if monogamy really suits you? Read more
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