SSSCR Presents: Stem Cells – Extending the Frontiers of Knowledge

Canada is at the forefront of stem cell research. From bone marrow transplants to treat cancers such as leukemia, to recent clinical trials that use neural stem cells to treat spinal cord injuries,1 stem cells can repair and mend our bodies.  It’s safe to say that this field is a stepping stone to transforming and…

In Admiration of the Shabby Scarborough Strip Plaza

Image courtesy of the Toronto Star On a weekday afternoon, numerous corridors in downtown Toronto echo the dense, diverse, short blocks that Jane Jacobs loved. Attractive to the community, while fulfilling residents’ daily needs, these tree-lined avenues are regularly filled with residents walking between independent grocers, local banks, and coffee shops. Take Parliament Street, for…