Testing the Waters for COVID-19

Since March 2020 the world has been forced into a new normal where masks and social distancing have become part of the new status quo. Researchers around the globe are doing their best to understand this novel virus. One way that researchers have been exploring testing for presence of COVID-19 is through water sampling. Researchers […]

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Paige’s Pick – On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal

This month the book I want to share is “On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal” by Naomi Klein. This book is a compilation of essays that addresses the dire need to switch to a green society. The book addresses many aspects of climate change and its implications for future generations. It […]

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What’s that green stuff on the water? A Blue-Green Algae debrief with Ph.D. Candidate Nathan Wilson

Would you mind giving us an introduction? My name is Nathan Wilson and I am PhD candidate in environmental biotechnology at Lakehead University. The research I am doing is looking at cyanobacteria in the inland lakes around Thunder Bay that people use for cottaging and fishing as well as a little bit that’s on Lake […]

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A Green and Just Recovery – Engaging Youth in Politics

This year has been anything, but normal. There have been a lot of issues that have grown loud voices through the pandemic, from accessible healthcare, to racial justice issues, to the ongoing environmental concerns such as wildfires, polluted waters, hurricanes, and the all the other events that continue to threaten ecosystems and human life. The […]

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Building a surfing community – continuing the conversation

Back in March I sat down with Adam who is one of the cofounders of the Lakehead University Great Lakes Surfing Club. This time around I sat down with Adam and one of the other cofounders Eva to continue the conversation on surfing. What got you into surfing (Eva)? I started in grade 12 when […]

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Paige’s Pick – A Life Without Limits – A world champion’s journey

Hello and welcome. My name is Paige and I am undergraduate student working for InfoSuperior. Every month I will be doing a “Paige’s Pick” where I share a book I’ve read that has impacted me. This month the book I’m sharing is “A Life Without Limits – A World Champions Journey” by Chrissie Wellington. Although […]

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Connecting to Lake Superior through surfing

I called up Chris Dube, founder of the Waasaashkaa festival for an interview about surfing on the lake. Do you want to give a background about who you are? My name is Chris Dube, and I am a teacher at the high school here in town at Lake Superior High School. I teach an outdoor […]

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Tim Hollingers Research – how resource development in the Lake Nipigon and Namewaminikan River impact the environment and the community

An interview with Tim Hollinger about his research expedition that commenced on September 27th, 2020. What is your research about? Our department has worked with BZA Rocky Bay (Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek First Nations) for the past few years. They have been trying to kick into gear a watershed monitoring program because they have gone in […]

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An Interview With Madison – creating youth involvement with water

Earlier this month, I got the opportunity to sit down with Madison, a local from Thunder Bay who has had the unique opportunity to be involved with Oceanbridge. What is the difference between Oceanwise and Oceanbridge? Oceanwise is an organization based out of Vancouver that is specifically related to sustainable seafood fishing. It is also […]

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Funding for Great Lakes and Water Quality

Water quality is critical for both human and environmental health. Although the world briefly paused in March 2020, life has begun to resume some sort of normalcy and the government of Ontario has just released funding to improve the health of the Great Lakes. Great Lakes water quality is so important. The Great Lakes store […]

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