Half of the 16 bat species in B.C. are either vulnerable or threatened, and ecologists and farmers alike worry about how the loss of these voracious pest control experts will affect our natural and agricultural systems. Dr. Glenna McGregor, a pathologist at the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative, is investigating….
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What kind of work might you do with an environmental science degree? This conservation technician who had been through NCC's Conservation Internship program will tell you all about it.
A chemical engineer by profession, learn how Dr. Muhammad Imran's career transitioned from oil and gas to mining, and how he and his team are working to build a secure supply chain for rare earths in Canada.
Winter, besides being the season of skating, skiing and snowmobiling, is also a fabulous time for science. Here are a few family-friendly science experiments you can do at home to pass the frosty days while having fun and learning at the same time.
Hidden Life Radio livestreams music generated from trees (their biodata, that is). Kristin Toussaint in her August 3, 2021 article for Fast Company describes the ‘radio station’, Note: Links have been removed, Outside of a library in Cambridge, Massachusetts, an over-80-year-old copper beech tree is making music.As the tree photosynthesizes and absorbs and evaporates water, a solar-powered sensor attached to a leaf measures the micro voltage of all that invisible activity. Sound designer and musician…
Dr. Jack Zhang and his team of mineral processing and rare earth experts are making waves in industry with their innovative approach to developing processes for ore beneficiation, separation and hydrometallurgy. Learn more about how Zhang built his mineral processing team from the ground up and what's next for rare earths. Read on.
Learn how one SRC employee tested her home for radon and what she did when her result came back higher than Health Canada's safe home radon level.
Inspired by her mother and an ancient Persian poet, this researcher is making a difference in the field of biomedical engineering. Get the full story The True Joy of Intellectual Freedom
2021 marked the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin – a Canadian breakthrough that has saved the lives of countless people with diabetes. It seems only fitting that 100 years later, we take a moment to reflect on how far Canadian diabetes research has come, with a focus on stem cells and regenerative medicine of course! Diabetes is a disorder where the body’s cells are unable to process glucose (sugar) properly. Normally, the…
There’s a fascinating shift going on in scientific publishing, as our fundamental model for who pays for the necessary apparatus of journals shifts from subscribers to authors. The shift is slow (because the way science is funded isn’t set up very well to facilitate such a shift), and bits of it spark outrage (just last […]
For mining and energy companies, community engagement is an important component of many projects and sites, from exploration through operation to remediation. Learn why local trust and project understanding are key to successfully working with communities across the life of a project.