Carolyn Abraham


Whether it is stem cell research, DNA testing, medicinal marijuana, smallpox, bioterrorism or SARS, award-winning journalist Carolyn Abraham has covered all of the hottest medical issues in the news media today.

As the medical reporter for The Globe and Mail, she also first broke the story of how Albert Einstein’s brain had to come to Canada (a story that served as the basis for her 2001 book Possessing Genius: The Bizarre Odyssey of Einstein’s Brain – nominated for the 2002 Governor General’s Award for Literary Non-Fiction and the winner of the Canadian Science Writers Association National Book Award).

She has twice received national award from the Canadian Daily Newspapers Association for investigative journalism and is a winner of the Canadian Science Writers Association in Society Award for her reporting on the business of genetics. Carolyn Abraham began her career at the Ottawa Citizen and Southam News.

Moshe Safdie – Scale, Complexity & Beauty in Architecture


World-renowned architect Moshe Safdie has gifted his alma mater his archives and his personal Habitat…READ MORE »

Pete Seeger’s Stamp of Honour


Folk music legend Pete Seeger famously said, “If it can’t be reduced, reused, repaired, rebuilt,…READ MORE »

Should We Resurrect The Woolly Mammoth?


Evolutionary geneticist and biological anthropologist Hendrik Poinar wonders whether extinction is truly irreversible. The McMaster…READ MORE »

Marq de Villiers – On Wood & Water


He’s written extensively about the world’s water, but in his new book, author and journalist…READ MORE »