This week in the Varsity: Science Rendezvous

I’ve decided to post my Varsity articles in the Mind Gap. Here’s a snippet from this week’s issue:

It’s eleven o’clock on a rainy Saturday morning. What would usually be a sleepy St. George campus is, at the moment, a medley of PhDs and kids in lab coats. The place is buzzing, even under threatening skies.

From archaeology to astrophysics, the city-wide Science Rendezvous has something for everyone. As I make my way through the Science Carnival on St. George Street, I encounter a lab coat-clad volunteer who asks if I know what a polymer is, and whether I want to make silly putty. In a live chemistry cooking show, I witness can-can-dancing carbohydrates […]

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My column needs a name

You heard it here first, folks. I’m writing a weekly column for the Varsity next year, and it needs a clever title. The column is about everything mind and brain-related: psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science. Let the brainstorm begin!