Emma Williams

If you’ve noticed a charge from either the student science association (SSA) or the engineering students society (ESS) appear on your statement of account, consider it the mark of any STEM student here at uOttawa. If you’re like me, and are wondering who, what, where and why – look no further. 

I’ve been at the Fulcrum for four years now, half of those as its editor-in-chief — it’s time for me to move on. However, before I do, I think it is worth reflecting on my five long years in student journalism. Apologies in advance, as this may get a little sappy.

MERCI Zoom

“We recognize that all people should be afforded equal access to medical equipment to ensure they can live with the best quality of life possible, irrespective of their background or socioeconomic status,”said Emma Grigor.

“These species have inherent value on their own, what is the right of us to wipe out a species from the face of the planet? You know, call me a softy. But I don’t think we do have that right to extinguish a species just because someone will make a buck from it,” said conservation biologist Cory Toth.

Luna the snowy owl

In Canada there are 16 owl species out of 200 worldwide, some key characteristics are their large heads, round eyes fixed at the front, acute hearing ability, and specialized feathers.

Jordan Mallon

Mallon discusses what to expect at a dig, dino myths and why dinos were so big Jordan Mallon is a research scientist at the Canadian Museum of Nature here in Ottawa. He mainly studies horned dinosaur evolution and dinosaur paleoecology which is the study of past ecology. This week Mallon interviewed with the Fulcrum to …

excavation site

Anoxia no longer suspected to be main cause of extinction According to many scientists, our species is currently entering the sixth mass extinction — the one that we alone have caused. University of Ottawa professor André Desrochers re-examined the cause of the first major mass extinction (late Ordovician mass extinction) to hopefully gain insight into …

urban sprawl

A crash course on urban planning The birth of Ontario suburbs began post World War Two; as many soldiers returned, the demand for housing increased exponentially. At the turn of the century, about two-thirds of Canadians lived in rural areas. However, by 1971, two out of every three people lived in towns or cities. Toronto …

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