Foresight helped make Canada a world leader in ebola research
September 10, 2014 - Canadian scientists have developed antibodies that show great promise in treating Ebola. Two of the three antibodies found in the experimental treatment ZMapp were initially developed by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) through CRTI funding. This is the experimental treatment that was administered to two American aid workers who contracted Ebola in West Africa.
Government of Canada Announces 2014 Call For Proposals Bid Submission Period for Science and Technology Investments
September 10, 2014 - The Government of Canada is seeking proposals in support of the Canadian Safety and Security Program (CSSP) Call for Proposals, for innovative science and technology (S&T) projects.
The 2014 Search for the Lost Franklin Expedition
September 9, 2014 - After more than 160 years of searching to understand the fate of English explorer Sir John Franklin’s fabled arctic voyage, Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced a Canadian team has located one of Franklin’s historic ships and solved one of the world’s greatest archaeological mysteries.
September 1st 2014 – Day 24 of the Canadian Polar Expedition 2014
The Fox pulled alongside the Louis this morning for a refuelling. The Louis can carry more fuel than the Fox, so refuelling at this point in the mission is a strategic move. The ships are in a large pond in the ice where it is incredibly still, with very little wind. The engines on both ships are now quiet and there is hardly any noise on board. The temperature is very mild outside and open water that isn’t frozen is flat like a glass mirror.
Canadians rank highly when it comes to public science knowledge, attitudes, and engagement, finds Expert Panel
August 28, 2014 – A new expert panel report, Science Culture: Where Canada Stands, released today by the Council of Canadian Academies, helps to paint the clearest picture of Canada’s science culture and science culture support system in 25 years. The expert panel who conducted the assessment found Canadians excel in public science knowledge, attitudes, and engagement; however they also determined there is room for improvement in some areas, including skills development
Educating Generation Z
The young people heading back to school this week — from kindergartners to university frosh — represent a new generation that will be more educated, connected and sophisticated than any that has come before. Researchers across Canada are developing the curricula and classrooms that will prepare them for the world they will inherit.
The Canadian Coast Guard Welcomes the Arrival of the CCGS Leim, a New Fisheries Research Vessel
August 26, 2014 - Today the Canadian Coast Guard inaugurated its newest near-shore fisheries research vessel, CCGS Leim. The vessel was named in honour of the late Dr. Alexander Henry Leim, a DFO scientist who dedicated his life to fisheries research.
PM announces launch of the National Research Council Arctic Program
21 August 2014 - Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced the launch of the National Research Council (NRC) Arctic Program. As part of the Arctic Program, the NRC will enter into research partnerships, which focus on technology aimed at improving the lives of Northerners and advancing Northern economic development.
Canadian Academia and Industry Launch Seven Experiments on Stratospheric Balloons
August 19, 2014 - From August 19 to September 26, 2014, Canadian industry, universities and students from across the country will test their experiments in a near space environment, thanks to the Canadian Space Agency (CSA)'s stratospheric balloon program, Stratos. Seven Canadian experiments will be flown on these balloons.
Arctic Survey Expedition Blog - August 17th
August 17, 2014 - Early this morning around 0500, a pipe came from the bridge of the Louis saying that there were two polar bears straight ahead. Those who were awake, or half awake, filtered on to the forward deck to get a view. For those on deck, it took another 10 minutes to spot the bears against the loose sea ice on the horizon. A mother and her cub were swimming together between the ice, barely visible.
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