Science.gc.ca - Activity Book 6

Science.gc.ca - Activity Book 6

How big is the International Space Station?

International Space Station (Credit: Canadian Space Agency)

Vaccines prevent diseases

Vaccines prevent diseases

Canada Water Week

Canada Water Week

Keeping The Green Crab At Bay – A Proactive Approach

DFO Research Biologist Lyanne Curtis and DFO Post-doctoral Fellow Dan Curtis measuring green crabs at one of the project's study sites on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

What's New

  • Cégeps and colleges think big
    April 17, 2014 – The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) has granted funding for research infrastructure to three college projects through the College-Industry Innovation Fund (CIIF). The CIIF will enable researchers to acquire state-of-the-art infrastructure to successfully carry out important research in forest engineering, plant and tree biology and mechanical engineering.
  • NSERC TechnoZones: Bringing Science to Canadians
    "Data: New ways of seeing the world" at the Canada Museum of Science and Technology starting April 4, 2014. Explore how NSERC-funded research in data visualization is making information more accessible and easier to understand.
  • Canada’s Top Research Storytellers Announced in Unique SSHRC Communications Challenge
    April 1, 2014 - The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) is pleased to announce the Top 25 finalists in the 2014 Research for a Better Life: The Storytellers challenge. The top entries addressed key societal issues—from big data and immigration, to aging, education, foster care and genetically modified foods—highlighting how research in the social sciences and humanities helps us understand and improve the world around us.
  • Government of Canada Supports Top Researchers, Encourages Brain Gain at Canadian Post-Secondary Institutions
    March 28, 2014 - Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), today announced support for 102 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs at 33 post-secondary institutions across the country, including 15 Chairs in Alberta. This $88,800,000 investment in one of Canada’s most prestigious research programs is attracting innovative and talented minds to Canada.
  • Statement by the Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), Member of Parliament for London West
    March 19, 2014 - The Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), today made the following statement: "As the Member of Parliament for London West, I am honoured by Prime Minister Harper's confidence in me to serve as Minister of State (Science and Technology). I look forward to continuing to serve my constituents while fostering strong relationships with Canada's world-leading universities, colleges, polytechnics and research institutions."
  • Fair play at the Paralympics
    March 11, 2014 - One CFI-funded researcher is in Sochi collecting data to gauge the severity of spinal cord injuries with the hope of levelling the playing field for Paralympians.
  • Ask a Scientist: The brain's reward system
    Why do humans’ minds make them do things that are not safe (drugs, unhealthy food, computer game obsession, etc.) although it’s not good for survival and survival is what all animals want?
  • Nunavut National Park to Expand
    March 3, 2014 - Nunavut's fourth national park, Ukkusiksalik National Park, has expanded by 327 square kilometers thanks to an exchange of land between the Government of Canada and the Kivalliq Inuit Association (KIA). The 20,500 square kilometer park is located on the northwest shore of Hudson Bay in the Kivalliq Region of Nunavut, near the community of Repulse Bay.
  • Canada Celebrates World Wildlife Day
    March 3, 2014 – Today, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council, issued the following national statement marking the United Nation’s first ever World Wildlife Day. “Canada is proud to join 170 other countries in welcoming March 3 as World Wildlife Day, to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild fauna and flora."
  • Panel Discussion on Canada-India: Training the Next Generation of Innovators and Researchers
    New Delhi, India, Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - " It is a pleasure to join you here for this discussion on the next generation of researchers and innovators. This is not my first visit to India, although it is my first as governor general of Canada."

Did You Know?

Up to 60% of the human body is water - the brain is composed of 70% water, blood is 82% water, and the lungs are nearly 90% water.
- Environment Canada