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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

What's New

  • Spring 2015 geobuoy comparison trial
    May 15, 2015 - For roughly two weeks this spring from late April to early May a team of scientists, technologists and logistics support staff from Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) evaluated the performance of newly improved geobuoys on behalf of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF).
  • National Mining Week, May 11 – 17, 2015
    National Mining Week celebrates the important role mining plays in the lives of Canadians. It’s hard to imagine a life without minerals and metals – we use them and rely on them every day. Mined products are required to build our highways, our electrical and our communication networks. They are used in items essential to modern life such as mobile devices, computers and TV screens, musical instruments, sports equipment, and vehicles.
  • Safe Kids Week (May 4 - 10, 2015)
    May 4 - 10 is Safe Kids Week. This year’s theme, "Safe Cycling. Safe Roads. Save Kids' Lives," focuses on road safety and safe cycling in Canadian communities.
  • A legacy of research in a harsh environment
    April 30, 2015 - Alert, Nunavut sits at the northern tip of Ellesmere Island in Canada’s High Arctic. It is the most northern permanently inhabited location in the world. Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) has been conducting research at Alert and in the High Arctic for the past 60 years.
  • A new model for reducing water pollution
    April 15, 2015 — Charting the way to cleaner water - One of Canada’s most vulnerable waterways is the Red-Assiniboine Basin where storms and spring flooding send a great number of agricultural pollutants into Lake Winnipeg, the area’s largest fresh-water resource.
  • 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.
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