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Author: Rodaina Ibrahim


Sobey Art Award shortlist features diverse group of talented artists

Born in Sudan, Azza El Siddique makes art inspired by the ancient Egyptian and Nubian mortuary temples that are part of the artistic and cultural heritage of her homeland.  Her installations, according to the New-York based non-profit Amant, address “the manifestation of mortality, science, mythology, and spirituality in systems of power.” And the work has also captured the imagination of the judges of the Sobey Art Award,…


Ottawa Riverkeeper, museum scientists probe life-cycle link between lake sturgeon, endangered mussel

Scientists are probing the depths of the Ottawa River to solve a mystery about the crucial relationship between an endangered species of mussel and a giant, ancient fish. The river is home to the Hickorynut mussel, which was officially designated an endangered species in Canada in August 2019. In hopes of raising awareness of the threatened species and to better…