Images of Research Competition 2018

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  • 2018-01-01

    Boucher, Nicole

    Sea ice is declining in the Arctic, resulting in the loss of valuable habitat that polar bears need to hunt seals. Polar bears feed on seals when the sea ice is formed and enter a fasting period after the sea ice breaks up in the summer. When sea ice breaks up earlier, bears may seek out other...

  • 2018-01-01

    Gross, Cole D.

    After a long day of sampling greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the cropland and forested borders of agroforestry systems near Edmonton, Alberta, this photograph captures the beauty of getting out of the laboratory and doing field research (even during the cold winter). The row of poplars in the...

  • 2018-01-01

    Dagg, Adrienne

    In my research I am looking at the female experience depicted in oil painting. As a female painter the majority of my formative years have been guided by the images and teachings of male painters. The prevailing male narrative in painting has been so pervasive that alternate perspectives have had...

  • 2018-01-01

    McCollum, Kim

    My research explores the relationship between textile work and abstract painting. This image is a digital collage that combines several photos of me learning to block print in India. These photos are mixed with digital paint and pattern to create an image that expresses the feeling of flow...

  • 2018-01-01

    Chakravorty, Anna

    Most people who suffer phobias (around 60–80%) never seek treatment and of those who do seek treatment, approximately 25% either refuse exposure therapy when they hear what it entails or drops out of therapy. One of the reasons for this refusal data could be that the main feature of exposure is...

  • 2018-01-01

    Boos, Jens

    Black holes belong to the most fascinating objects in our Universe, and they challenge the way we think about space and time. My research involves studying both mathematical and physical properties of black holes, and how they can help us to learn something new about the Universe we live in. With...

  • 2018-01-01

    Keshavarzi, Reza

    Shale gas is one of the targets to produce energy but this type of reservoir is very tight and economic production from that without stimulation techniques (mainly fracturing) is almost impossible. Meantime, one of the behaviors observed in this type of reservoirs is suction of water (which is...

  • 2018-01-01

    Laxamana, Kevin

    Today, almost everyone has heard of Bali. To some, it means a paradise which brings mental images of warm weather, palm trees, rolling waves, romantic getaways, or a scene of a wide-eyed Julia Roberts from the movie adaptation of Eat Pray Love. In general, the popular knowledge of Bali ends...

  • 2018-01-01

    Guzzo, Caitlin

    This image depicts a drop of sodium silicate (“liquid glass”) curing under polarized light. Sodium silicate, colloquially known as “waterglass” or “liquid glass”, can take the form of an aqueous solution or a solid glass. Liquid- form waterglass will solidify in contact with carbon dioxide; for...

  • 2018-01-01

    Andrychuk, Darren

    From the early 80s to the mid-90s, gay male culture experienced a period of degradation and destruction because of the HIV crisis. In 1992 the word “Queer”, an exclusively gay male slur, was used to describe a theory and then became a label for a set of individuals for which it had no negative...

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