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Science and the city For the final episode of the Science Files, Dr. Rob Thacker is joined in studio by co-host Dr. Anne Dalziel. They also welcome special guest, newly-elected councillor Shawn Cleary, to talk about evidence-based decision making, and how science plays a role in municipal issues. Dec 17, 2016, 12:09 PM
Dec. 10 - Tech Transfer The Science Files - Saturday, December 3, 2016 This week on the Science Files, Dr. Rob Thacker and Richard Zurawski are joined by special guest, Kevin Buchan who discusses the transfer of technology from the lab to business shelves. Dec 10, 2016, 12:09 PM
Dec. 3: Microfiber and Accessibility The Science Files - Saturday, December 3, 2016 This week on the Science Files, Dr. Rob Thacker and Richard Zurawski are joined by special guest, Linda Campbell who discusses microfiber pollution and science accessibility issues. Dec 03, 2016, 12:21 PM
Nov. 26: Atmospheric physics, climate and pollution The Science Files - Saturday, November 26, 2016 This week on the Science Files, Dr. Rob Thacker and Richard Zurawski are joined by special guest, Saint Mary's University assistant professor Aldona Wiacek. They discuss atmospheric physics, climate and pollution. Nov 26, 2016, 12:10 PM
Ladies Learning Code Episode 42 This week on the Science Files, Dr. Rob Thacker and Richard Zurawski are joined by special in studio guests, Jen Liu and Chris Kolmatycki of Ladies Learning Code. Nov 19, 2016, 12:14 PM
Pseudoscience and academic freedom This week on the Science Files, Dr. Rob Thacker and Richard Zurawski are joined by special in studio guest, Dr. Mark Mercer, Chair of the Philosophy Department at Saint Mary's University. Nov 14, 2016, 11:52 AM
Fish physiology and evolution This week on the Science Files, Dr. Rob Thacker and Richard Zurawski are joined by special guest, Saint Mary's University assistant professor in Biology, Anne Dalziel. They discuss fish physiology and evolution, primarily how natural populations of fish cope with environmental stressors. Nov 05, 2016, 12:49 PM
Pseudoscience, climate change effects and much more This week on the Science Files, Richard Zurawski makes his return to the host chair joined by News 95.7's Weekend Gardener, Nikki Jabbour. The two discuss a number of topics including the effects of climate change on the traditional growing season, the variance of different scientific backgrounds and many others. Oct 29, 2016, 05:33 PM
Nobel laureate Art McDonald talks neutrinos Dr. Rob Thacker is back in the host chair for another episode of the Science Files, but Richard Zurawski is back in the studio in the co-host chair. The very special guest on this week's episode is Dr. Art McDonald, Canada's most recent winner of the Nobel prize. We spend the hour talking neutrinos, big science, and more. Oct 22, 2016, 11:54 AM
Marine mammal biology On the 37th episode of the Science Files, Dr. Rob Thacker is joined by co-host Dr. Adam Sarty, and the special guest of the day is Dr. Tim Fraiser, a marine mammal biologist. We spend the hour diving into the topic of whale biology. Oct 15, 2016, 12:09 PM
Telescopes & the SMU Burke-Gaffney Observatory ** Please note first 5 minutes of the show are missing due to technical difficulties. This week on the Science Files, Dr. Rob Thacker is joined by co-host Dr. Steve Smith, Saint Mary's University's Dean of Science. We're also joined by special guest, Dave Lane, director of the Burke-Gaffney Observatory at Saint Mary's University. Oct 15, 2016, 11:00 AM
Bay of Fundy and coastal changes This week on the Science Files, Dr. Rob is joined by Dean of Science at Saint Mary's University, Steven Smith. After they go over this week's biggest science news stories, we welcome special guest, Dr. Danika van Proosdi, to talk about coastal changes and the Bay of Fundy! Oct 01, 2016, 12:09 PM
Geology, ore and mining This week on the Science Files, Dr. Rob is joined by co-host Dr. Alana Westwood of Evidence for Democracy. The special guest is geologist Jacob Hanley of Saint Mary's University, to discuss ore and mining. Sep 24, 2016, 12:13 PM
Ants, mushroom and biochemistry This week is the 33rd edition of the Science Files. Dr. Rob Thacker is joined in studio by co-host, Dr. Adam Sarty of Saint Mary's University. This week's special guest is Dr. Clarissa Sit, a biochemist who studies the relationship between ants and mushrooms. Sep 17, 2016, 11:56 AM
Bird reproduction & mating habits This week, Dr. Rob starts the show with forensic anthropologist, Dr. Tanya Peckmann. We're then joined by Dr. Colleen Barber, to discuss avian reproduction and mating habits. Sep 10, 2016, 11:52 AM