On November 9, we saw some of the most positive news regarding Coronavirus: the development of an effective vaccine. But what does this mean for the pandemic?  Pfizer and the German partner company, BioNTech, collectively announced the development of a vaccine that has proved 90% effective in clinical trials. This is well above the 60% […]

If anything, it’s its biggest opponent. Science offers a unique look at the trans experience through three areas of study: genetics (physiology), neurobiology (psychology) and endocrinology (hormones). The genetic lens looks at biological sex. Most of us learned sometime in middle school that female and male biological attributes are determined by chromosomes X and Y. […]

Honours student Bryn Scott talks about difficulties of research in the pandemic. One of the coolest parts of doing research, according to Bryn Scott, is the equipment it grants students access to. Scott is in her fourth year, completing an honours research in Dr. Meli’s lab. Between chemistry classes and classes for her biochemistry and […]

Honours student Madeleine Robitaille talks biology, research, and field work. Biology student Madeleine Robitaille spent her summer chasing the world famous Bay of Fundy tides. Or more accurately, being chased by the world famous Fundy tides. The Lunenburg native is pursuing a research-based honours in biology under the joint supervision of Dr’s Hamilton and Liefer […]

Confirming that the Ocean really is just that big. We know far more about outer space than we do about the Earth’s oceans. This was reinforced this week by the discovery of a giant coral reef off the coast of Australia. And by big, I mean taller than the Eiffel Tower, taller even than the […]

This year the Argosy will be highlighting many of Mount Allison’s honours science  students by showcasing their research and a bit about themselves! Mount Allison’s science programs afford opportunities for upper year students to participate in year-long research projects, either independent studies or working with a professor on their research. Most students who partake in […]

Black healthcare summit addresses gaps in medical treatment for black women. Historically, medical research has been almost exclusively conducted on white, and primarily male subjects. As a result, ethnic minorities have been neglected by the modern healthcare system and few have felt this more deeply than Black women. On October 6, the Women’s College Hospital […]

Causeway Closure Causes Problems After over 50 years, the Petitcodiac River Causeway between Moncton and Riverview is set to be removed next year.  Since its construction in 1968, the causeway has been a major point of contention between many parties in the province. Originally constructed instead of a bridge due to fiscal pressure from the […]

Are small nuclear reactors New Brunswick’s green savior? Sustainable energy is a pressing issue that continues to demand resolutions, and fast. Being such an urgent issue, environment and sustainability were central components to the political platforms of the recent provincial election. Blaine Higgs’ newly elected Progressive Conservative government ran on an environmental platform which proposes […]