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From the depths of the Canadian shield to a Nobel prize

This article is from the July 2017 issue of Canadian Innovation News. You can read the full issue here. SNOLAB is a world-class science facility nestled in the depths of a century-old and still operating Vale Creighton nickel mine inside the Canadian Shield near Sudbury, Ontario in Canada. The combination of great depth and cleanliness…

How a giant “nature selfie” is tackling a major conservation problem

This article is from the July 2017 issue of Canadian Innovation News. You can read the full issue here. By Hayley Chazan and Richard Clark As part of country’s 150th anniversary celebrations, BioBlitz Canada is crowd-sourcing information about species in Canada’s vast and diverse ecosystem On Canada’s 150th birthday, you might expect that experts have…

Engineered protein targets mysterious Middle East virus

By Jovana Drinjakovic This article is from the March 2017 issue of Canadian Innovation News. You can read the full issue here. In June 2012, a 60 year-old man with flu-like symptoms walked into a private hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Two weeks later, he died from multiple organ failure, becoming the first victim of…

The Atlantic Canada Start-up Ecosystem

This article is from the March 2017 issue of Canadian Innovation News. You can read the full issue here. “There’s never been a better time to be a start-up in Atlantic Canada,” says Doug Robertson, CEO of in Moncton, New Brunswick. Venn – a globally recognized innovation hub – is a part of a growing…

The polar bear and the volcano

This article is from the Summer 2017 issue of Canadian Innovation News. You can read the full issue here. When Environment and Climate Change Canada scientist emeritus Dr. Ian Stirling started polar bear research in western Hudson Bay in the 1980s, he never imagined that it would become the first research program in the world…

New Indigenous entrepreneurship institute to open in 2018

This article is from the March 2017 issue of Canadian Innovation News. You can read the full issue here. Algonquin College is on track to open a new $44.9 million building next spring in Ottawa that will include an institute for Indigenous entrepreneurship, the first of its kind in an Ontario college. The federal government…

Indigenous businesses embracing innovation

Indigenous businesses are more innovative and more export-oriented than the broader Canadian small business sector, and are more likely to export beyond the United States, according to a June report released by the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business in TD Economics. Overall, the Indigenous business sector is feeling optimistic about its future growth, driven by…

Wilfred Buck: The Star Guy

This article is from the July 2017 issue of Canadian Innovation News. You can read the full issue here.   A new Canada Science and Technology Museum exhibit, called Hidden Worlds, will look at the history of astronomy from an Indigenous perspective. It was developed in collaboration with Cree First Nations elder Wilfred Buck, a…

The excitement and challenges of science on Canada C3

This article is from the July 2017 issue of Canadian Innovation News. You can read the full issue here. By Graham Larose A five-month journey of a lifetime around Canada’s coastlines, Canada C3, began June 1 and the Canadian Museum of Nature is sharing its scientific expertise along the way. The expedition, which is carrying…

Creating value from oil sands waste

This article is from the March 2017 issue of Canadian Innovation News. You can read the full issue here. After oil sands are processed into bitumen, the by-product (a mix of water, sand and residual oil) is deposited into tailings ponds. Yet there’s still some value to be found in this waste. Scott Nelson, president…