#StudentsOnSTEAM

A team of educators and students spent three weeks in Iqaluktuuttiaq, Nunavut, camping and learning in an organic, free-form manner. Students engaged in activities like scientific sampling, photography, hunting, and teaching the educators about local plant life. The experience aimed to inspire innovative, curiosity-driven learning and to inform university teaching practices.

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Meet Our Experts: Connecting Industry to Science and Technology Solutions with Lucinda

Lucinda brings her deep understanding of all facets of mining operations and social sciences to her role as Director of Business Development at SRC, working with diverse communities and companies both local and international. Lucinda understands that strong working relationships are the key to business development, especially when providing services to clients.

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Maxwell’s demon at Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, Canada)

James Clerk Maxwell (1831 – 1879), a Scottish physicist, is famous for many scientific breakthroughs (see Maxwell’s Wikipedia entry) and also for a thought experiment known as Maxwell’s demon. This graphical abstract illustrates a paper from three Simon Fraser University (SFU) physicists that advances the ‘demon’s’ possibiliteis, Graphical Abstract: Energy flows in conventional and information...

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Two Canadian Science Policy Centre (CSPC) announcements abut climate change (an event and a call for submissions)

From a June 6, 2024 Canadian Science Policy Centre (CSPC) announcement received via email, Upcoming Virtual Panel Canada’s rate of warming is twice that of the global rate (GoC, 2023), and the goal of net-zero 2050 is looming in front of us. This panel brings together key figures in the current political, environmental, and academic...

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Implantable brain-computer interface collaborative community (iBCI-CC) launched

That’s quite a mouthful, ‘implantable brain-computer interface collaborative community (iBCI-CC). I assume the organization will be popularly known by its abbreviation.`A March 11, 2024 Mass General Brigham news release (also on EurekAlert) announces the iBCI-CC’s launch, Note: Mass stands for Massachusetts, Mass General Brigham is establishing the Implantable Brain-Computer Interface Collaborative Community (iBCI-CC). This is...

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June 19, 2024 Vancouver (Canada) event: A Tale of Two Oceans: Climate Change and the Future of the Arctic and Antarctic Marine Ecosystems

A May 28, 2024 ARPICO (Society of Italian Researchers in Western Canada) email announced this upcoming June 2024 event, It is our pleasure to invite you to ARPICO’s next public event, “A Tale of Two Oceans: Climate Change and the Future of the Arctic and Antarctic Marine Ecosystems” by Prof. Philippe Tortell, to be held...

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Teaching kids to code with cultural research and embroidery machines

Caption: University of Washington researchers taught a group of high schoolers to code by combining cultural research into various embroidery traditions with “computational embroidery.” The method teaches kids to encode embroidery patterns on a computer through a coding language called Turtlestitch. Here, a student stitched plants with code, then hand-embroidered a bee. Credit: Kivuva et...

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