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Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi

Our mere existance is invalidating your marriage as we speak! Booga booga booga!!!

(Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi)

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Senior Aquatic Ecologist wanted

Jacques Whitford is seeking a Senior Aquatic Ecologist to work in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Jacques Whitford operates in the U.S. and Canada in a number of industries and environmental sectors.

For over 35 years, Jacques Whitford has been committed to building a reputation for delivering outstanding service to our clients in a culture that offers work/life balance. Today, in our rapidly growing company, we have over 1,600 employees throughout North America leading the way with exceptional solutions and innovative practices. We are proud to be continuously recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers and Top 10 Family-Friendly Employers.

Senior Aquatic Ecologist (2008-306)

Service line group(s): Biophysical & Ecological Sciences

Type: Full-time

We are currently looking for a full-time Senior Aquatic Ecologist to join our team in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

As a Senior Aquatic Ecologist you possess

  • an advanced degree (i.e., M.Sc. or Ph.D.) and
  • at least 10 years of applied experience in aquatic ecology and hydrology, preferably spanning freshwater, estuarine and marine ecosystems.


As the successful candidate:

  • You have developed a regional or national presence in the science community through established relations with key regulatory agencies.
  • You have a detailed knowledge of the applicable provincial and federal laws, Acts and Regulations as they apply to implementing projects.
  • Assets include an understanding of aqueous chemistry, hydrology and hydrogeology in understanding how projects may affect aquatic ecosystems.
  • Demonstrated consulting experience is a must.

If you are looking to start or grow your career, Jacques Whitford is the place to be if you want to be supported and developed. With competitive rewards, flexible work schedules, fitness subsidies, technical training, professional development and ownership opportunities, there are no limits to what you can achieve.

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National election, Canada

Get out and vote. You need to bring government-issued photo ID and proof of address, e.g. a driver’s licence and a utility bill.

It looks as if the Conservatives are heading for another minority government. Their previous minority government lasted two years and six months, twice as long as the average minority government, solely because the other parties did not want to be responsible for the $300-million-dollar cost.  But that just let the Conservatives settle in and get people used to them, then pick their moment when they thought they could win a majority, while the opposition parties looked spineless.

Monday’s prediction:

The origin of the Universe

In a real dark night of the soul, it is always three o’clock in the morning,

Here’s a slyly humorous answer to people who think that the earth is 6000 years old because their religion says so.

Hat tip to Oldcola at Coffee and Sci(ence): “The origin of the Universe going viral

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