Highlights/innovation
The proposed net-zero vertical farm at U of T Scarborough is part of a broader partnership between the university and Centennial College focused on advancing the cleantech sector (rendering courtesy of U of T Scarborough and Centennial College)

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

 Net Zero farm coming to urban Toronto

Two universities have combined efforts to create a unique concept in farming, research, and clean technology. The University of Toronto-Scarborough and Centennial College are working to develop what they call an EaRTH District – an acronym for Environmental and Related» 

Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Canadian innovation in studying helmet impacts

Researchers at Carleton University in Ottawa have developed a new x-ray technology which allows ultra fast images at a rate of up to 100,000 frames per second. This gives absolutely precise images of what happens to helmet designs and also» 

Internet, Science and Technology

Technology and you in 2019

“Tech” is growing everywhere, from increasing presence of smart phones, laptops, and tablets, to autonomous vehicles, to “smart” appliances and houses, and even entire communities. But with all this technology, and information about your own activity and habits, what about» 

Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology

World first: blasting heart blockages

Innovation in medical procedure (video illustration at bottom) A new Canadian invention has been used to clear blocked heart arteries. The new technology has been used successfully for the first time at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). Dr. Stéphane» 

Society

Canadian innovations featured in governor general’s book

The light bulb, the propeller, the electric radio and the zipper are just some of the Canadian innovations featured in a new book called Ingenious. It was written by Tom Jenkins and Canada’s Governor General David Johnston. (The governor general» 

Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Exciting new and innovative technology for prostate cancer detection.

A team at the University of Alberta has developed an exciting new combination of existing technologies which will simplify and speed up prostate cancer detection and determination of its nature, and be as accurate as physical biopsies. John Lewis is» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

EXCLUSIVE: Governor General seeks to promote innovation with new award

Canada’s Governor General David Johnston is a man on a mission: to strengthen and reinforce the culture of innovation in Canada. And the Queen’s representative in Canada has created a new award to do that. The Governor General’s Innovation Awards» 

Economy, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Canadian innovation: improving, but only a “C” grade

In this high-tech and extremely competitive, globalized marketplace, innovation is everything. A new report from the Conference Board of Canada places Canada just within the top ten among 16 peer countries around the world in terms of their performance, and» 

Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Reversing blindness and stroke: new Canadian research

New research has led to a major advance in the eventual treatment for blindness and for repairing brain damage from stroke. Using stem cells and a newly invented biogel delivery medium, the researchers have shown greatly improved results in restoring» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

“Filmed in Technicolour”; Insulin, electron microscope, and so much more, all from Ontario

Most people don’t know that the Hollywood film process that was proudly proclaimed at the start of films for decades, “Technicolour”  (or Technicolor), was invented by a Canadian from Ontario. They may also not know that the electron microscope, critical»