National Science and Technology Week: The people behind the science of defence
October 21, 2014 - Many sectors working together ensure that Canada has the science and technology it needs to defend and secure our country. That said, if you're looking for a scientist, an aerospace engineer, a doctor or other defence-related professions, you just might find them all working together at Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC). You may also be surprised that many of our PhDs are not medical doctors, yet still contribute to saving lives.
Expert Panel cautions an increasingly complex energy environment will test the resiliency of Canadian businesses in the future
October 16, 2014 - A new expert panel report, Energy Prices and Business Decision-Making in Canada: Preparing for the Energy Future, released today by the Council of Canadian Academies, details how Canadian businesses have historically been successful in responding to fluctuating energy prices, but this should not be considered a predictor for future resiliency or competiveness. The energy environment is evolving with advances in oil and gas extraction, the development of alternative energy sources, changes within the electricity market, and new regulatory requirements. Understanding the implications of this complex energy environment and global pressures are critical for future business resilience and success.
IDRC & SSHRC Partner to Work to Build Safer, More Prosperous Societies
Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSRHC) of Canada announced $10 million in new projects under the joint International Partnerships for Sustainable Societies (IPaSS) during an inception workshop in Ottawa earlier this month. IPaSS researchers from around the globe gathered with their Canadian counterparts for the inaugural event at IDRC’s head office in Ottawa. Four research teams made up of researchers from Canadian and international institutions have been awarded up to $2.5 million each over the next seven years to build safer, more sustainable, and prosperous societies in Canada and around the world.
Canadian Ebola Vaccine Trials Begin
October 13, 2014 - Experimental Ebola vaccine developed by Public Health Agency of Canada to be tested in humans - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, today announced the launch of Phase 1 clinical trials for Canada’s Ebola vaccine (VSV-EBOV) at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Silver Spring, Maryland, United States.
Animal Health Week emphasizes responsible use of antibiotics
September 30, 2014 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) would like to recognize Animal Health Week by drawing attention to the important role played by veterinarians in keeping animals, and, in turn, humans, healthy through the appropriate use of antibiotics.
New portal instantly shares information between Government of Canada Operations Centres
September 24, 2014 - The ability to share information more easily contributes to improved situational awareness, risk assessment, collaborative planning and coordination for all types of events affecting Canadians at home and abroad. These range from a local fire department responding to a forest fire, to special security arrangements for visits from international dignitaries.
Studying medicines in children is always possible and is in their best interest, finds Expert Panel
September 18, 2014 – A new expert panel report, Improving Medicines for Children in Canada, released today by the Council of Canadian Academies, addresses the importance of developing safe and effective medicines for children. Each year about half of Canada’s seven million children use at least one prescription drug. Much of this prescribing is done off-label (i.e. the prescription differs from the authorized use), creating potential health risks.
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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.
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