Indigenous youth from the Kluane First Nation will visit the University of Waterloo next week as part of an initiative to test fish mercury levels in Northern Canada in light of changes to traditional food sources in the Yukon.
The group will visit Professor Heidi Swanson’s biology lab to test fish mercury levels from samples the children collected from Kluane Lake, the largest lake in Canada’s Yukon Territory.
An international exhibition featuring early formative works on paper by a generation of prominent architects — including Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid and Rem Koolhaas — has its only Canadian showing at the University of Waterloo’s School of Architecture.
Professor Jean-Paul Lam, from the Department of Economics at the University of Waterloo, is available to speak to the media about the 2016 federal budget. Professor Lam can provide commentary in both English and French.
“The focus of the Liberals’ election platform was to make significant investments in infrastructure, address climate change and help the middle class with various tax cuts and social measures," said Professor Lam. "We expect to see these themes figure predominantly in the budget tomorrow. It will also offer a glimpse of the size of deficits to come.”