Alex Chattwood, Communication, Education & Outreach Editor On the first day of the 2016â€“17 school year, the new curriculum became mandatory in Kâ€“9 classrooms across British Columbia, with Grade 10â€“12 to follow suit next year. Sweeping changes have given both educators and students a lot to think about. I decided to survey some of […]
Who’s there when disaster strikes in Canada?
By Josh Silberg, Policy and Politics Editor Be prepared. Between scouts and the Lion King, this motto was heavily emphasized during my younger years. And yet, “make earthquake emergency kit” has remained unchecked on my to-do list for months. Since I live on a major fault line, my former scout leader – my dad – […]
A Grassroots Approach to Vaccination
Guest post by Dave Whiteley, ImmunizeBC & Public Health Association of BC If you’ve been following the news or social media over the past several weeks, you’ve seen the growing debate in regards to vaccines and immunization. The measles outbreak in Disneyland continues to dominate, with daily updates on the spread of the disease, while […]
Do Bugs Need Drugs? Program: Keeping the Magic in the Bullet
Guest post by Stuart Shepherd and Dr. David Patrick Until the discovery of antibiotics in the mid-20th century, bacterial diseases played a gruesome role in the human canon. Plagues swept through the population with harrowing frequency; minor infections spread and disfigured; and 30% of all deaths occurred in children under 5 years old. Life was […]