Images of Research Competition 2020

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  • 2020-01-01

    Camacho-Alpizar, Andres

    How does a beaver build its dam, honey bees their hive, or a bird its nest? We know of many examples of animal architecture occurring in nature, but we understand very little about how animals know what structure to build and how to build it. Much like we can assign certain buildings or...

  • 2020-01-01

    Boos, Jens

    How do we know the stuff we know? In physics and engineering, a lot of our knowledge comes from calculations. And when these calculations become difficult, we need tools to perform them. Fifty years ago, mechanical calculators (pictured left) were the tool of choice, and they allowed us to...

  • 2020-01-01

    Chesworth, Janine

    Driving away from the early-learning site where I work as a Speech- Language Pathologist (SLP), a gleaming light catches my eye. Behind the preschool, a single building glows against the darkening sky; the new school in mid-construction. It’s as though the setting sun lingers...

  • 2020-01-01

    Murray, Kathleen

    As social animals, we like to connect. This approach helps us identify, organize and navigate the diversity of the natural world. Historically, Western science has been more heavily influenced to rename, reorganize, and redefine the wilderness. Today, the government and most of our Canadian...

  • 2020-01-01

    Aranas, Katrina

    When you climb a mountain or practice yoga, your brain releases several important chemicals in the brain. These chemicals affect focus and attention, which are stunted in individuals with Attention- Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). ADHD is characterized by inappropriate levels of...

  • 2020-01-01

    Paetsch, Ricarda

    Few scientists know that the interior Pacific Northwest is home to many treeless plant communities containing diverse species of herbs, grasses, bryophytes and lichens. Although treeless plant communities are generally known to form biodiversity hotspots, in the interior Pacific Northwest only...

  • 2020-01-01

    Luo, Lixin, Bao, Tan, Seraj, Mudasser, Maruyama, Michiko, Chakravorty, Anna, McCollum, Kim, Marino, Angela, Girodat, Jamie-Lee, Perez, Hector, de Bruijn, Noemi, von Gunten, Konstantin

    ABOUT THIS BOOK This book is a collection of images submitted by Master’s and Doctoral researchers challenged to convey their research in one single image. The selected images were either finalists or semi-finalists of the competition between 2015 and 2019. We created this colouring book to...

  • 2020-01-01

    Won, Savanna

    The sourdough bread-making process enhances the taste, texture, shelf-life, and nutritional quality of bread products. My research focuses on understanding the break down of proteins during sourdough fermentation and the goal of this project is to use sourdough to reduce the amount of allergenic,...

  • 2020-01-01

    Duarte Wisnesky, Uira

    “What’s the use of having freedom if one cannot go out. Free, I am not”. Lack of accessibility to outside surroundings is one of the greatest challenges some people of the world face today. Limited accessibility leads to isolation and restricted inclusion in society most often for those living...

  • 2020-01-01

    Marriott, Brian

    How do we determine if something is life-threatening, or life-saving? An innocuous walk in a field for one person may elicit highly anxious feelings in another individual. The sensory information is identical, but how it is perceived by the brain is dramatically different. This can in part be...

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