Spotlight on Indigenous Innovation
Move over Bill Nye the Science Guy, and make way for Wilfred Buck, Manitoba’s very own Star Guy.
The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) has been awarded nearly $150,000 in funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council to teach Indigenous youth about engineering principles.
Canada 150 Projects
On Canada’s 150th birthday, you might expect that experts have discovered pretty much all the species that roam the vast country. But according to James Pagé, the Canadian Wildlife Federation’s (CWF) species at risk and biodiversity program officer, scientists are aware of only about 50% of the animals, plants, and fungi that inhabit Canada’s diverse ecosystems
Canada prides itself at home and abroad for its diversity and its fundamental belief in multiculturalism. And with 10 provinces, three territories, two official languages, over 1.4 Indigenous peoples, and more than six million citizens born in a different country, Canada has more than earned its claim to be a “cultural mosaic”.
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It’s difficult these days to have a conversation about energy without also talking about the economy and the environment. That’s why the Canada Science and Technology Museum launched Let’s Talk Energy, an initiative that brings together a national network of partners and advisors to inform and engage Canadians on energy topics to support them in making informed choices.
Aldo Bensadoun, founder of global shoe retailing chain Aldo Group, has donated $25 million to McGill University to establish a digital retail innovation lab.
Merck Canada Inc. has tagged TEC Edmonton to establish a business incubator linking Alberta-based health tech firms to the health research expertise of the Canadian subsidiary of Darmstadt Germany-based Merck Group.
Geoff Hinton, Yoshua Bengio and Richard Sutton may not be household names, but in the world of artificial intelligence these Canadian researchers are global superstars. Ensuring these and other coveted AI researchers call Canada home has become a top priority for governments, academia and industry.
Many developing nations still suffer from a lack of clean drinking water but an invention in 1978 lessened this problem to some degree.
When Environment and Climate Change Canada scientist emeritus Dr. Ian Stirling started polar bear research in western Hudson Bay in the 1980s, he never imagined that it would become the first research program in the world to demonstrate the effects of climate change on polar bears.
“There’s never been a better time to be a start-up in Atlantic Canada,” says Doug Robertson, CEO of Venn Innovation in Moncton, New Brunswick. Venn – a globally recognized innovation hub – is a part of a growing group of Atlantic-based organizations committed to creating successful entrepreneurs and companies in the region.