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Small science, big discoveries

Small Science, Big Discoveries

Many major scientific discoveries begin with observation of and interaction with materials at the smallest levels. Read on to learn how research at the atomic level impacts our daily lives in the areas of health care, agriculture, transportation, energy and beyond.

Lisa Anderson, Elizabeth Cowan, Simone Charron

Canadian STEM Femmes

Read on to meet Canadian STEM Femmes: women working in science, technology, engineering and math. Hear their stories, find out about their career paths, struggles and successes and check out their advice. Most importantly, share their stories!

Michelle Côté, Ned King and Mat Duchesne

Investigating permafrost on the bottom of the Beaufort Sea

Geological Survey of Canada scientists Michelle Côté, Ned King and Mat Duchesne are investigating permafrost and gas hydrates in shallow Arctic shelf areas in the Beaufort Sea. They are trying to determine if this underwater layer of permafrost below the sea floor is being affected by climate change and are blogging about their research from the Korean icebreaker Araon between August 29 and September 13, 2017.

Getting ready for canoeing on the challenging Coppermine river with 2 days of whitewater river training

A summer search for early life and the origins of enigmatic volcanic rocks in the Arctic

This July, Geological Survey of Canada scientist Dr. Rob Rainbird is leading a team of Canadian and international scientists north of the Arctic Circle to look for some of the world’s oldest microfossils and clues about the origins of a huge ancient volcanic event. The expedition will examine a segment of the Earth’s crust by canoe along 200 km of the Coppermine River.

Rouleau, Lamarre

Science Behind the Scenes

People are at the heart of Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)’s science. Over half of ECCC’s workforce is in science and technology. Science Behind Scenes gives you a glimpse of some of their work.

Levesque

The Science of Health

Good science supports good health. Find out about the interesting science and research activities of the Health portfolio in this new blog. Discover the faces and places that make science happen and how it relates to everyday Canadians!

Geeves

Career Alliance 360

An initiative from GeoConnections of Natural Resources Canada, Career Alliance 360 – Inspiring Girls in STEM / Indigenous Inclusion is designed to enhance representation of women and Indigenous Peoples in key STEM fields with a particular emphasis on northern Canada.

Arctic 2016

Canadian Arctic Expedition 2016

Blog posts by Michelle Côté and Scott Dallimore, scientists with NRCan, recount the important scientific research taking place aboard the CCGS Sir Wilfrid Laurier research vessel. NRCan’s Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) is investigating offshore geological hazards and identifying sensitive marine habitat in Canada’s Western Arctic.

Colleen Fish

E-Postcards from the Field

This year, we enjoy field experiences on the new blog, E-Postcards from the Field. This blog will include research being done in northern and remote parts of the country, as well as other sites across Canada or in laboratories and offices.

Anja Rutishauser and Colleen Mortimer

E-postcards from the Arctic

Each year, Natural Resources Canada's Polar Continental Shelf Program helps as many as 1100 scientists from around the world to safely conduct research in the Canadian Arctic. Now, some of these researchers are sharing their experience of what it’s like to work in this vast, remote and beautiful region right here, with e-postcards.

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