The federal government needs to take control of Arctic waste management to protect polar bears impacted by faster-melting sea ice due to climate change and feeding on garbage, say researchers.
Organization: University of Alberta
Alberta’s investment in innovative high-value, non-combustion uses for oil sands bitumen could yield significant economic and environmental benefits for the province and Canada, say proponents.
Ottawa invests in marine safety as part of the next phase of the Oceans Protection Plan; federal, provincial, and territorial Ministers of Agriculture reach an agreement for the new Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership, fighting disinformation on COVID and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and more.
The Canada Foundation for Innovation and l’Association canadienne-française pour l’avancement des sciences hosted an on-line discussion to discuss the implications of a national survey of young people’s attitudes toward science. The ensuing discussion revealed the dominance of social media in determining those attitudes, which can range from eager enthusiasm to disinterest and mistrust. Participants also frame a series of Calls to Action for organizations to develop working relationships with Canadian youth around scientific matters.
The Short Report – June 15, 2022: CREATE program receives new NSERC funding, feds provide up to $100M to Saskatchewan potash mine, Alberta invests in quantum hub, $24M for research on life-saving organ transplant technology, and more.
Enlisting research subjects as research managers builds strong bridges of trust and understanding with communities that are being studied. It also yields better findings.
IBM invests to strengthen research and innovation in Newfoundland and Labrador; a framework to deepen links between the NRC and Canada’s AI research and industry ecosystem, an energy hub to connect modellers and policymakers, and more.
Innovations once seen as threatening can turn out to be immensely useful and welcome, as circumstances change to enable them to provide positive economic or social benefits.
Green Party of Ontario releases EV strategy two months ahead of provincial election, research gets a boost through the New Frontiers in Research Fund, a review of Canada’s Remote Sensing Space Systems Act is completed, and more.
Emissions Reduction Alberta is investing more than $2 million in four new carbon capture, utilization and storage projects in the province, which will include commercialization of new technologies being done with Canadian partners and international companies, universities and research organizations from eight countries.