Scientists

Government of Canada Invests in Water Treatment Technology

Saltworks Technologies Inc. has received an investment of $4.4 million from the Government of Canada. This investment in Saltworks Technologies Inc. supports AirBreather, a technology that will help the oil and gas industry dispose of wastewater in a cost-effective and environmentally safe way. T ...

Governments that borrowed interest-free from Bank of Canada now incur massive debts borrowing from private banks

Ed Finn Most Canadians are not aware that, prior to 1975, the construction of major public facilities, as well as the provision and improvement of social programs, were funded by interest-free loans from the Bank of Canada. Such loans helped Canada recover from the Great Depression of the 1930s a ...

Minister Bains to deliver closing keynote address at #CTS19

The 2019 Canadian Telecom Summit, taking place June 3 – 5 in Toronto, is pleased to announce that The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, will deliver the closing keynote address on June 5. He joins 60 industry leaders speaking at Canada ...

Call for Papers: NanoEthics (special issue): After the hype is before the hype (Deadline for proposals: May 5, 2019)

I got the notice for this special issue of NanoEthics (After the hype is before the hype) in my email this morning (April 16, 2019). Not being familiar with the journal I did a little searching. NanoEthics (a Springer journal): Studies of New and Emerging TechnologiesEditor-in-Chief: Christopher C ...

UBC Receives $1.6 Million in Funding for Research on Clean Water

A network led by the University of British Columbia (UBC) received $1.6 million in funding to transfer knowledge to practice that will improve water quality for Indigenous and non-urban communities. The funding was provided by the Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE), a federal program that conn ...

MaRS, Communitech, Invest Ottawa receiving $52.4 million for “first-of-its-kind” Scale-Up program

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced today that the federal government is investing $52.4 million in a Scale-Up Platform, which will see Communitech, MaRS Discovery District, and Invest Ottawa come together to support Canadian tech companies. “For the first time in decades, we have a crop o ...

Contraception is more available worldwide but gender inequality persists: UN report

Karl Nerenberg This year marks the 50th anniversary of the United Nations agency that deals with birth control, abortion and reproductive rights: the United Nations Fund for Population (UNFPA). In its 2019 annual report, released on Wednesday, April 10, the UNFPA tracks progress over the half cen ...

Report Identifies Ways to Protect Homes from Basement Flooding

With the right information and often for less than $250, homeowners can protect their homes from the increasing risks of basement floods, according to a report from the University of Waterloo. A new, multi-year project carried out by Waterloo’s Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation has identified t ...

European Parliament elections an opportunity to vote for democracy

Elections World Europeans go to the polls May 23-26 to elect a new European Parliament. Held every five years since 1979, the ninth direct election of Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) promises to be interesting. Now that the Brexit deadline has been extended until October 31, the U.K. ...

Investors Prepare for a Market Shift in 2019?

Preqin recently released a press release, Investors Prepare for a Market Shift in 2019:The Preqin Investor Outlook: Alternative Assets H1 2019 finds that 61% of institutions now think that equity markets are at a peak at the start of 2019. This proportion has been rising over the past 18 months, an ...