Category: Emerging Researchers

The Talking Trees and the Mystery of Nature

Wouldn’t it be amazing if trees could actually talk to each other? Currently, trees communicate by swerving their branches and leaves. They make high, and low-pitched noises. Some day we shall be able to decode their language. But, if the trees could really talk like us, these are a few things I think they would discuss.

Harshit Saxena / April 30, 2020

If trees could talk to each other, what would they talk about?

Wouldn’t it be amazing if trees could actually talk to each other? Currently, trees communicate by swerving their branches and leaves. They make high, and low-pitched noises. Some day we shall be able to decode their language. But, if the trees could really talk like us, these are a few things I think they would discuss.

Veer Chandra / April 30, 2020

Nature has its own ways to heal itself!

Today the world is wrestling with the Coronavirus. This pandemic has killed many people all over the globe and is continuing to do so. This is a shorthand story to not feel like a prisoner of this pandemic and plan for a brighter future.

Yashwani Saxena / April 30, 2020

Kava: Traditional significance and modern clinical interest

The use of Kava is of therapeutic interest but, some adverse effects may be present if its consumption is not done under knowledgeable supervision.

Marco Pepe and Samantha McReavy / October 8, 2019

When to harvest? The art and science behind picking for optimum medicinal potential

Where and how to grow medicinal plants requires a keen eye, patience and plenty of experience

Heather Beach and Spencer McGregor / October 8, 2019

Labrador Tea is an Arctic wonder

The value and meaning behind one of the Arctic’s precious medicinals

Heather Anderson, Kelson Miron and Keltie Morris / October 8, 2019

The Mycelium Solution to Health

As a city dweller, taking a walk through the rich biosphere of an old growth forest can feel like being transported to another world. The abundance of life in these ecosystems are evident. The embrace of mother nature seems to cancel out the noise and demands of modern life, recharging us from everyday stressors. Through these experiences it becomes apparent that ecosystems rich in biodiversity are invaluable to not only the health of the planet, but also to our wellbeing....

Sarah Pravato and Monica Lindop / September 24, 2018

Emotion and Plants: A Traditional Healing Potion for Success

Jessie McFadden shares her experience learning about indigenous uses of plants while visiting the Blue Sky Community Healing Centre (Thunder Bay, Ontario).

Jessie McFadden / July 14, 2017

Plants: Nature’s Treasure Chests

Did you know that in the last 30 odd years approximately 73% of all small molecule antibacterial drugs are from or derived from natural sources including plants? Devanshi Shukla a high school student from Guelph, ON shares her experience while investigating plant antimicrobials during a recent visit to the Gosling Research Institute for Plant Preservation.

Devanshi Shukla / November 3, 2016