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Canadian Space Agency seeks more female applicants

The Canadian Space Agency is looking for the next Julie Payette or Roberta Bondar and is encouraging more women to apply to follow in their footsteps. Ever since the agency kicked off its recruitment drive in June to find Canada’s» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics, Science and Technology, Society

More environment groups pan Energy East pipeline

Environmental groups are raising new warnings about the impact of the proposed Energy East pipeline project that backers hope will be up and running by 2020, carrying oil from Alberta to New Brunswick. In a report, the U.S. Natural Resources» 

Economy, Education, Environment, Health, History, Immigration & Refuge, Indigenous, International, Lifestyle, Military, Politics, Science and Technology, Society, Work & Labour

World Social Forum to focus on nuclear disarmament

The World Social Forum will be taking place in Montreal from August 9th to the 14th. The 12th edition is happening in a northern country for the first time, and nuclear disarmament will be one of the key issues in» 

Economy, Science and Technology

Canada’s tech sector – a Goliath with room to grow

With continued instability in the energy and commodity markets, Canada’s growing technology sector is going to be a major economic driver for the foreseeable future, according to new research from the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship (BII+E) at Ryerson University. The value» 

Economy, Environment, Health, Science and Technology, Society

Ill-effects of oil spill felt in northern Saskatchewan

Work crews continue to work frantically to build a 30-kilometre emergency water line that will bring fresh water to Saskatchewan’s third largest city following an oil leak last Thursday that sent between 200,000 and 250,000 litres of crude oil into» 

Economy, Education, Health, History, Immigration & Refuge, International, Lifestyle, Science and Technology, Society

Ursula Franklin dead at 94

Ursula Franklin, the German-Canadian scientist, pioneer in academia and social activist died on Friday at the age of 94 Franklin came to Canada in 1949 after receiving the Lady Davis Fellowship. She arrived at the University of Toronto as a post-doctoral fellow,» 

Economy, Education, Science and Technology, Society

A gift for RCI listeners, her name is Emma Mogus

As the risk of being viewed as sentimental or windy, I wish to share a gift with those of you out there who are seeing the world as a pretty bleak place right now. In 2012, Emma and her older» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Education, History, Immigration & Refuge, International, Lifestyle, Politics, Science and Technology, Society, Work & Labour

Polyglot Symposium brings language lovers to Montreal

The Polyglot Symposium underway in Montreal this weekend is the first for Georges Awaad. The 17 year-old just graduated high school and with a facility in 16 languages, he is looking forward to a career in diplomacy. Already his gift for languages» 

Environment, Science and Technology

First half of 2016 breaks heat records, Arctic sea ice reaches lowest levels: NASA

The first six months of 2016 were the planet’s warmest since meteorologists started keeping records in the late 19th century, while the Arctic sea ice shrank to its lowest extent since consistent satellite records began in the late 1970s, according» 

Animals, Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Education, Immigration & Refuge, International, Lifestyle, Science and Technology, Society, Work & Labour

Pokemon Go, for better and worse

Pokemon Go has taken the world by storm. Professor Nicholas Graham, a computing expert at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, says the response has been in the many millions, and one of the fastest in gaming history. Professor Graham’s research focuses on the technology»