National Science and Technology Week

National Science and Technology Week, October 17-26 2014

Ebola virus disease

Ebola virus disease

Women in Science and Engineering

Women in Science and Engineering

Arctic Survey Expedition

Arctic Survey Expedition

From Science to Sustainability: Sea Scallops in the Maritimes

From Science to Sustainability: Sea Scallops in the Maritimes

CHARS - Respecting the Past to Build the Future

CHARS - Respecting the Past to Build the Future

What's New

  • 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.
  • Ask a Scientist: Diseases
    Can diseases be cured by other diseases?
  • 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.
  • The 2014 Search for the Lost Franklin Expedition
    September 9, 2014 - After more than 160 years of searching to understand the fate of English explorer Sir John Franklin’s fabled arctic voyage, Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced a Canadian team has located one of Franklin’s historic ships and solved one of the world’s greatest archaeological mysteries.
  • September 1st 2014 – Day 24 of the Canadian Polar Expedition 2014
    The Fox pulled alongside the Louis this morning for a refuelling. The Louis can carry more fuel than the Fox, so refuelling at this point in the mission is a strategic move. The ships are in a large pond in the ice where it is incredibly still, with very little wind. The engines on both ships are now quiet and there is hardly any noise on board. The temperature is very mild outside and open water that isn’t frozen is flat like a glass mirror.
  • Canadians rank highly when it comes to public science knowledge, attitudes, and engagement, finds Expert Panel
    August 28, 2014 – A new expert panel report, Science Culture: Where Canada Stands, released today by the Council of Canadian Academies, helps to paint the clearest picture of Canada’s science culture and science culture support system in 25 years. The expert panel who conducted the assessment found Canadians excel in public science knowledge, attitudes, and engagement; however they also determined there is room for improvement in some areas, including skills development
  • Educating Generation Z
    The young people heading back to school this week — from kindergartners to university frosh — represent a new generation that will be more educated, connected and sophisticated than any that has come before. Researchers across Canada are developing the curricula and classrooms that will prepare them for the world they will inherit.
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Canadian white spruce seedlings were sent to the International Space Station (ISS) to help researchers understand how trees make wood.
- Canadian Space Agency