Conserve, Restore and Connect with Nature

Conserve, Restore and Connect with Nature

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Science, Action!

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Opening Up Canadian Research to the World: The New Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications

Opening Up Canadian Research to the World: The New Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications

Ocean Monitoring of the Canadian West Coast

Ocean Monitoring of the Canadian West Coast

Seizing Canada's Moment: Moving Forward in Science, Technology and Innovation 2014

Seizing Canada's Moment: Moving Forward in Science, Technology and Innovation 2014

What's New

  • Breaking new ground in Canada's North
    Innovative remediation solutions for a cleaner future - In a world run largely by fossil fuels, the cost and environmental impact of fuel leaks and oil spills can be particularly severe for remote communities. And while remediation technologies have advanced over the years, deploying these technologies in Canada's northern region remains a daunting challenge.
  • Official naming of two new facilities at the St. Andrews biological station
    April 13, 2015 - The Fisheries and Oceans Canada St. Andrews Biological Station is Atlantic Canada’s oldest marine research station, opening its doors in 1908. The Government of Canada has recently invested more than $65 million to build two new state-of-the art facilities, a wet laboratory and a science building which were officially named today.
  • PM Announces Significant Support for the Thirty Meter Telescope
    April 6, 2015 - Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced the Government of Canada’s intention to provide significant support for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), an international project that will build one of the world’s largest and most advanced astronomical observatories in Hawaii.
  • Government of Canada Unveils 3D Model of HMS Erebus
    April 1, 2015 - Data collected by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ Canadian Hydrographic Service used to develop models of HMS Erebus
  • Increasing Canada's International Role in Space Exploration
    March 26, 2015 - Billed as the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope, the James Webb Space Telescope is the most complex and powerful telescope ever built. When launched in October 2018, the infrared-optimized telescope will be the premier space observatory of the next decade, serving thousands of astronomers worldwide. The Webb will study every phase in cosmic history, ranging from the first luminous glows after the Big Bang, to the formation of stellar systems capable of supporting life on planets like Earth, to the evolution of our own Solar System.
  • Searching uncharted Arctic waters for Franklin’s lost ships
    March 16, 2015 - When modern-day Canadian explorers made what has been described as the discovery of the century by finding one of Sir John Franklin’s lost ships, defence scientists were honoured to be part of the 2014 Victoria Strait Expedition.
  • Ask a Scientist: Ebola Treatment
    Why was the tobacco plant used to grow a vaccine for Ebola?
  • Ask a Scientist: Hair DNA
    I know DNA holds all of our genetic information and is used to transcript and translate into protein. Well, my younger sister was born with naturally straight as a board hair. When she was in high school, it started to curl! Her hair is really curly even 8 years later and we are all confused by the change. I know it's impossible for her DNA to change but maybe something else changed?
  • Minister Holder Announces New Open Access Policy for Research
    February 27, 2015 - The Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), today unveiled the new policy as part of a wide-ranging speech on the government’s updated Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy in a speech to the Economic Club in Toronto. The harmonized Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications requires all peer-reviewed journal publications funded by one of the three federal granting agencies to be freely available online within 12 months.
  • Governor General Announces Canada’s Top Natural Sciences and Engineering Researchers for 2015
    February 17, 2015 - Celebrated research includes ground-breaking chemical theories, computers that think like humans, and new production of medical isotopes
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