Hi! My name is Avery Parkinson, and I am excited to announce my new position as the Executive Director at Cellular Agriculture Canada (CAC) — the organization fostering the interdisciplinary and collaborative growth of the field in Canada.

Although I am new to this position, I have been involved in…


The human genome is made up of about 3 billion base pairs — the tiny little characters which make up the sentences in the instruction manual that is our genetic code. …


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By reading the Three Little Pigs and walking through a city

The human genome contains over three billion base pairs. Just to put that into context, if you examined one base pair each second, it would take over 94 years for you to examine them the entire thing. …


It’s no secret that Canada, like many former European colonies, has a history rife with cultural genocide. Particularly with regards to Indigenous Peoples, our modern day circumstances are riddled with the consequences of assimilation, residential schools, forced relocation and biological warfare.

This last point may seem a little confusing at…


If you were to name one of the supposed superiorities of quantum computing over classical computing, what might immediately come to mind is the somewhat ambiguous phrase that quantum computers can do things much faster than regular computers.

While this is definitely true, the same phrase could be applied to…


Simon’s Algorithm was the first demonstration of a quantum computer being able to solve a problem exponentially faster than a classical computer.

It aims to solve the following problem. Let’s say you have a black box function (an unknown function which you can’t “see” into) which looks like

This basically…


One advantage a quantum computer is supposed to have over classical computers is superior searching speeds. For instance, let’s say you had a library full of books and on one page of one such book, there is a big red X. …


So, a couple weeks ago, I got pretty interested in this whole idea of “quantum computing” — a concept which is often described as having the potential to enable certain computing tasks that would be totally infeasible to impossible on a standard computer. …


The Deutsch-Jozsa Algorithm was first proposed by David Deutsch and Richard Jozsa in 1992. …


Plant based meat. What may instantly come to mind at these words are things like blocks of tofu and tempeh, canned chickpeas and dried green lentils — the staples of the many vegan kitchens that just don’t seem to capture everything that meat actually is.

Because, well, plant based meat…

Avery Parkinson

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