Investigating outbreaks of foodborne illness

Investigating outbreaks of foodborne illness

Tracking the Titans: Research on Endangered Leatherback Turtles Informs a Recovery Strategy (Credit: Images © Canadian Sea Turtle Network)

Tracking the Titans: Research on Endangered Leatherback Turtles Informs a Recovery Strategy (Credit: Images © Canadian Sea Turtle Network)

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Drive safely this winter

Meet Northern Contaminants Program (NCP) Partners and Researchers

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E-postcards from the Arctic

What's New

  • Canada's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Projections in 2020 and 2030
    January 29, 2016 - Canada’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions projections in 2020 and 2030 (figure below) will be part of Canada’s Second Biennial Report on Climate Change that will be submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Environment and Climate Change Canada is currently finalizing the report with the provinces and territories.
  • Zika virus
    Learn about Zika virus, its causes, symptoms, risks, treatment and prevention. Also find information on surveillance and guidance for health professionals.
  • The Government of Canada announces a new vision system to support the inspection and maintenance of the International Space Station
    January 7, 2016 - The vision system will use a combination of three sensors—a 3D laser, a high-definition camera and an infrared camera—to support the inspection and maintenance of the ageing infrastructure of the International Space Station (ISS). The vision system can also assist in docking of spacecraft visiting the Station.
  • Canada takes aim at an asteroid
    December 17, 2015 - The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has delivered a sophisticated laser-based mapping system, its contribution to a NASA mission that will be Canada's first international attempt to bring a sample of an asteroid to Earth.
  • Ten Days of Fun With Science and Engineering!
    December 16, 2015 – It is with great enthusiasm that we inform you that starting in 2016, NSERC will steward the planning and coordination of the annual National Science and Technology Week, typically held in October each year. This is a great opportunity to engage and inspire young Canadians and the general public with S&T accomplishments coming from all corners of Canada’s prolific scientific community including our research community, Promoscience partners, government science departments and industry partners.
  • Two Canadian Science Projects to be Launched to the International Space Station
    November 30, 2015 - The launch of the Orbital Sciences Cygnus resupply craft to the International Space Station is planned for December 3, 2015, at approximately 5:55 PM (EST). Cygnus will be captured by Canadarm2 when it arrives at the Station on December 6. Cygnus's cargo includes two Canadian experiments: MARROW and Vascular Echo. Astronaut David Saint-Jacques, who will act as chief capcom, and the researchers in charge of the science projects are available for interviews.
  • New Way Forward for Canada's Science Agenda
    November 26, 2015 – Approximately 500 researchers, academics, business leaders and policy-makers attending the 7th Canadian Science Policy Conference heard the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, outline her mandate and vision. In her remarks, the Minister underscored that the government values scientists and will base decisions on sound scientific knowledge. She also confirmed the government's intention to create a new Office of the Chief Scientist, which will be a key part in ensuring that federal science is freely communicated to the public.
  • The New Science of Health Blog: Is there a monster under the bed?
    November 16, 2015 - The far corner under the bed may be one of the safest places in most homes for house dust to hang out. But still, it was not safe from Health Canada researchers who wanted to know what’s in dust anyway?
  • Statement from the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development on Communicating Science
    November 6, 2015—The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, made the following statement today: "Our government values science and will treat scientists with respect. That is why government scientists and experts will be able to speak freely about their work to the media and the public. We are working to make government science fully available to the public and will ensure that scientific analyses are considered in decision making."
  • The Honourable Kirsty Duncan: Minister of Science
    Kirsty Duncan was an Associate Professor of Health Studies at the University of Toronto and the former Research Director for the AIC Institute of Corporate Citizenship at the Rotman School of Management. A renowned international speaker, she has lectured for such organizations as the National Geographic Society, the Government of Japan, and the Young Presidents’ Organization.
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There are an estimated 2 million lakes in Canada covering approximately 7.6% of Canada's land area.
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