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Spring 2017

Reach Spring 2017

Reach Magazine 08.06.2017

Our new issue features articles on 


The rise of the populist right
CIFAR fellows discuss the implications of the rise of right-wing populism for democracy.


Our microbes, ourselves
CIFAR’s Humans & the Microbiome program is untangling how the life that lives in and on us affects our health, development and even evolution. It turns out that the microbiome can tell us a lot about where we’ve been – and where we’re going.

Quantum insecurity
Quantum computing could one day break the encryption that keeps electronic communications secure. Michele Mosca wants to figure out how to quantum-proof the Internet before that happens.


Weaponized microbes
In the microscopic arms race between predator and prey, evolution has given some microbes the equivalent of harpoons and Gatling guns. Now we can see them clearly for the first time.


The CIFAR Forum on the Well-Being of the World’s Children brought together people from across academia and the public and private sectors to share insights and find solutions to the problems of child well-being.


Moving on up
With its move to the MaRS Centre, CIFAR looks forward to the next 35 years.

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Quantum Insecurity

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In Conversation: The rise of the populist right

A year ago a majority of citizens in the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, reversing decades of…

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Art of Science: Weaponized microbes

In the microscopic arms race between predator and prey, billions of years of evolution have given some organisms fearsome weaponry such…

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CIFAR Forum Recap

In November CIFAR brought together more than 100 people at Canada House in London to discuss research questions that could help improve…

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History note: Moving on up

It was 1981, and CIFAR was struggling to be born. Created on the recommendation of a committee set up by…

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Our Microbes, Ourselves

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