Emma Williams

Brain

Dr. Clifford Cassidy a professor in the faculty of medicine at the University of Ottawa in addition to being a member at the Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research. He’s interested in neuroimaging methods to understand brain mechanisms of psychopathology, which broadly refers to the study of mental disorders.
The Fulcrum sat down with Dr. Cassidy to discuss his 2022 study recently published in neuropharmacology in more detail.

Soapbox Science banner and guest speaker

“The mission of soapbox is twofold. It’s to promote the work that they’re doing, but to also let folks know, young and old that they can get into STEM – it’s not specific to a gender and really everybody can love and do wonderful science.”

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 …

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