Government of Canada announces new competition for 11 Canada Excellence Research Chairs
October 12, 2016 — The Government of Canada values the role scientists play in building a clean, innovative economy and supporting a strong middle class. The government also believes that equity and excellence in the sciences are not mutually exclusive. When all people, regardless of gender, race, age and ability are welcomed into the lab they can work together to create breakthroughs that will help Canada seize new opportunities and respond to grand, global challenges. To further this inclusive approach to science, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, announced the launch of a new competition for 11 Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERCs) today at the University of Calgary.
Minister of Science: Review of Basic Science
September 26, 2016 - Canadians have come to expect their government to engage them in meaningful dialogue about the future of the country. Our government is living up to their expectations with a series of consultations about issues ranging from the environment and infrastructure to innovation and science. Much of this dialogue has migrated online, making it easier than ever before for more Canadians to share their views. We take their thoughts seriously. We are listening. The perspectives of all Canadians will guide us as we work together to build a strong country and a strong, vibrant middle class.
Liftoff of OSIRIS-REx!
September 9, 2016 - The Canadian Space Agency is on its way to an asteroid for the first time as part of NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission, which launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, on September 8, 2016, at 7:05 p.m. EDT. It will take two years for OSIRIS-REx to reach Bennu. The sample will return to Earth in 2023.
Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan) Science and Technology Internship Program-Green Jobs
Call for Proposals: NRCan is seeking a third party delivery organisation(s) to undertake the $1M Green Jobs initiative: 100 internships of 4 to 6 months duration ending by March 31 2017. The Green Jobs internships initiative will provide opportunities to graduates in natural sciences and engineering to gain relevant and meaningful work experiences in green organizations.
Canada's Northern Contaminants Program Projects Bring Science and Traditional Knowledge Together
July 29, 2016 - The Government of Canada is committed to supporting governments, Northerners and scientists to better understand contaminant levels in traditionally harvested foods that are important to the diet of Indigenous people and northerners. For more than 25 years, the Northern Contaminants Program (NCP) has funded innovative research projects that are guided by both scientific and traditional knowledge to broaden our understanding of the potential impact of these contaminants on the health of animals and people. Today, the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, announced the successful recipients of this year’s research funding.
Canada Supports Clean Energy Development at G20 Energy Ministerial Meeting
June 30, 2016 - Clean energy and energy efficiency are critical to building new jobs for Canadians and reducing costs for Canadian businesses and homes, as part of Canada’s commitment to strengthening the clean growth economy and protecting the environment, both at home and abroad.
DIY Biology: From Basement to Biolab
June 13, 2016 - When you think “Do-it-Yourself” (DIY), you probably think about home renovations, or car repair, or that time your dad tried to fix the leaky kitchen sink and ended up ankle-deep in water while your mom called the plumber. What you probably don’t think is “DIY biology”. Yet, it’s a thing. A very big thing, and it’s growing fast.
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Minister of Science: New Science Advisor will be the key to evidence-based policy
May 6, 2016 - A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of joining Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on stage when he gave his take on quantum computing. It was an unscheduled science lesson that triggered a wave of applause from the young researchers in front of us at the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo. The internet lit up. I hope the next nine days will be packed full of spectacular science moments as we begin Science Odyssey, a national celebration of Canada's contributions to science and technology. Beyond the events and festivities, however, the week affords us the opportunity to examine our nation's approach to science and research. Canadians have told us they want to see more openness in federal science and they want assurances that science is taken into account when decisions are made. The transparent communication of science and evidence-based policy making are among our government's top priorities. That's why I was tasked in my mandate letter to establish a Chief Science Officer position, which will be key to making that commitment a reality.
Canadian and U.S. officials work together to improve cross-border communications for emergency response
April 28, 2016 – Canada and the United States came together from April 26 to 28, 2016 to assess technologies that can help their respective emergency management officials and responders communicate and exchange information more efficiently during an emergency situation touching both sides of the border. The experiment provided key insights to inform future investments in cross-border communications technologies and the results will be documented in a joint Canada-U.S. after action report.
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