Contagious Holiday Spirit

web virus collage

Our 3D printed virus ornaments are ready! We are selling these ornaments to raise money for science outreach. We have: Last week, I shared our first few prints on Twitter and they were well received. We had plans to add glitter, but I learned that I should be nowhere near a spray can – and […]

Geek Crafts

small world

I’ve been taking some time to create with my hands lately. I’ve always loved needlework – it speaks to my precision and obsessive nature – and you get to see progress. On those days where you feel like nothing is getting done (grad school or grant days, anyone?), those quilting and cross stitch projects where you […]

Behavioural Adaptations

spring genegeek

There is often a lot of talk about how men can’t help showing their appreciation for women – I mean, it’s biology, right? 1 So I thought you might be interested in some of my behavioural adaptations in response to this male appreciation and its potential darker side: my girlfriends and I always phone each […]

Update on Canadian Running Challenge

Feeling Canadian

I’m still going!! I finished the equivalent of 5 marathons on October 31st (2 months). I started moving on Sept. 1, 2014 to honour Terry Fox (read more). You can follow my progress and you can see that my running (jogging?) is improving. I may have turned the corner where I’m starting to feel better […]

Jury members: who killed Lovdeep?

Lovdeep Citrine, found dead in airline bathroom

The student investigators have provided their reasoning and conclusions for the murder of Lovdeep Citrine. We need a jury to decide who has made the best argument! Please read through the explanations (linked below) and let me know who you believe and why!  Note: if you want to see the evidence for yourself, it is […]

Another whodunit: Fictional airline CEO may have been murdered

Lovdeep Citrine, found dead in airline bathroom

  Every year, I create a mystery for students in the Future Science Leaders program to solve. There are several bits of evidence – some of it conflicting – and the students need to determine who did it and provide the evidence that supports their theory. If interested, you can read about the rationale of […]

A Canadian Hero: Terry Fox


Today is the 34th Terry Fox run – and the 34th time that I will run in this family event. Have you heard of Terry Fox?  He is a Canadian hero but people in other countries aren’t often aware of him. You can read a timeline of facts and much more at Terry was 18 […]