Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan) Science and Technology Internship Program-Green Jobs
Call for Proposals: NRCan is seeking a third party delivery organisation(s) to undertake the $1M Green Jobs initiative: 100 internships of 4 to 6 months duration ending by March 31 2017. The Green Jobs internships initiative will provide opportunities to graduates in natural sciences and engineering to gain relevant and meaningful work experiences in green organizations.
Canada's Northern Contaminants Program Projects Bring Science and Traditional Knowledge Together
July 29, 2016 - The Government of Canada is committed to supporting governments, Northerners and scientists to better understand contaminant levels in traditionally harvested foods that are important to the diet of Indigenous people and northerners. For more than 25 years, the Northern Contaminants Program (NCP) has funded innovative research projects that are guided by both scientific and traditional knowledge to broaden our understanding of the potential impact of these contaminants on the health of animals and people. Today, the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, announced the successful recipients of this year’s research funding.
Canada Supports Clean Energy Development at G20 Energy Ministerial Meeting
June 30, 2016 - Clean energy and energy efficiency are critical to building new jobs for Canadians and reducing costs for Canadian businesses and homes, as part of Canada’s commitment to strengthening the clean growth economy and protecting the environment, both at home and abroad.
DIY Biology: From Basement to Biolab
June 13, 2016 - When you think “Do-it-Yourself” (DIY), you probably think about home renovations, or car repair, or that time your dad tried to fix the leaky kitchen sink and ended up ankle-deep in water while your mom called the plumber. What you probably don’t think is “DIY biology”. Yet, it’s a thing. A very big thing, and it’s growing fast.
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Minister of Science: New Science Advisor will be the key to evidence-based policy
May 6, 2016 - A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of joining Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on stage when he gave his take on quantum computing. It was an unscheduled science lesson that triggered a wave of applause from the young researchers in front of us at the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo. The internet lit up. I hope the next nine days will be packed full of spectacular science moments as we begin Science Odyssey, a national celebration of Canada's contributions to science and technology. Beyond the events and festivities, however, the week affords us the opportunity to examine our nation's approach to science and research. Canadians have told us they want to see more openness in federal science and they want assurances that science is taken into account when decisions are made. The transparent communication of science and evidence-based policy making are among our government's top priorities. That's why I was tasked in my mandate letter to establish a Chief Science Officer position, which will be key to making that commitment a reality.
Canadian and U.S. officials work together to improve cross-border communications for emergency response
April 28, 2016 – Canada and the United States came together from April 26 to 28, 2016 to assess technologies that can help their respective emergency management officials and responders communicate and exchange information more efficiently during an emergency situation touching both sides of the border. The experiment provided key insights to inform future investments in cross-border communications technologies and the results will be documented in a joint Canada-U.S. after action report.
Government of Canada launches interactive website on clean growth and climate change
April 21, 2016 - A new engagement tool to allow Canadians to share their ideas and solutions on climate change.
Charting Canada's Waters: Government of Canada to Build Seven New Hydrographic Survey Vessels
April 21, 2016 - The Honourable Hunter Tootoo, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, today announced the winning bid for the procurement of seven new survey vessels for the Canadian Hydrographic Service to support the seabed surveying and charting of Canada’s navigable waters.
Government of Canada conducts train derailment exercise to improve collaboration and response capabilities
March 12, 2016 – On March 12 and 13, 2016, Transport Canada and Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), an agency of the Department of National Defence (DND), will conduct Exercise Vulcan to improve Canada’s response capabilities in the event of an incident involving a train carrying flammable liquids, such as crude oil.
Did You Know?
Crickets chirp faster when it is warm than they do when it is cold. If you count the number of cricket chirps in 8 seconds and then add 4, you will have the current temperature in Celsius degrees. This works 9 times out of 10.
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