Canadian Health Research Awards 2013
On December 2, 2013 CIHR (Canadian Institutes of Health Research) held its Canadian Health Research Awards hosted by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, at Rideau Hall, Ottawa. The celebrations formally recognized Canada's best and brightest health researchers and lead supporters of health research for their outstanding contributions to improving the health of Canadians, our health care system and the knowledge-based economy.
New online tool opens doors to some of Canada’s top research facilities
November 27, 2013 - Creating new and innovative products and services for global markets is a constant challenge for Canada’s businesses. Research can help if companies know where to find it. A new online directory, launched today by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), will help companies identify, locate and connect with research expertise and cutting-edge facilities at universities, colleges and research hospitals across the country.
Funding Available! Science & Technology Internship Program
Are you (or do you know of) an organization, business, university or community college that could benefit from funding to support an internship in the area of natural sciences? Do you know a post-secondary graduate who is looking for practical experience to support his/her career development in the natural sciences? The Science and Technology Internship Program (STIP) provides funding to organizations, businesses and institutions to support recent graduates in the natural sciences to gain relevant and meaningful work experience within their field of study. If you, or someone you know, could benefit from this opportunity, please visit our website.
Driving innovation into Canada’s mining supply chains
November 21, 2013 - The development of cost-effective technical solutions to economically mine remote and lower grade ore is critical to increase existing mineral reserves and ensure the competitiveness of Canada's mining sector. The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is tackling this challenge through a new High Efficiency Mining program designed to help companies introduce innovative technologies into every stage of the mining process.
Ocean Science in Canada: Meeting the Challenge, Seizing the Opportunity
November 6, 2013 — A new expert panel report, by the Council of Canadian Academies, on ocean science capacity in Canada has found that, with no single organization responsible for managing ocean research in Canada, scientists face challenges in coordinating activities and pooling resources.
Canadian discoveries pivotal to the science of toxins and illness associated with E. coli
October 29, 2013 - Many Canadian scientists and clinicians were unsung heroes during the early years (1977–1983) of research unfolding around verotoxigenic E. coli (VTEC).
Statement by Minister of State Rickford on National Science and Technology Week
October 21, 2013 – On the occasion of National Science and Technology Week 2013, the Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of State (Science and Technology), today issued the following statement: "On behalf of the Government of Canada, I am pleased to recognize the efforts of Canada's scientists, researchers and entrepreneurs who contribute to innovation and whose ideas go from labs to the marketplace to improve the lives of Canadians.
Reconfiguring aircraft for a sustainable 21st century
October 16, 2013 — The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) announced its Aeronautics for the 21st Century (Aero21) research program, which will help develop and advance critical technologies for existing and new aircraft configurations. This research program is in response to the economic and financial pressures to improve the fuel efficiency and performance of commercial and passenger aircraft currently faced by the global airline industry.
Consultation document on the Draft Tri-Agency Open Access Policy now live
October 15, 2013 - The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) are seeking your input on the draft Tri-Agency Open Access Policy.
The Health Effects of Conducted Energy Weapons
The use of conducted energy weapons (CEWs) by law enforcement agencies around the world has grown rapidly in recent years. CEWs are devices that use electrical energy to induce pain or to immobilize or incapacitate a person. To better understand the health-related effects of CEWs, Defence Research and Development Canada requested an independent, evidence-based assessment of the state of scientific knowledge regarding the medical and physiological impacts of conducted energy weapons.
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