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Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Mask uses salt coating to kill pathogens, garners award

A new salt coating can be applied to medical masks to kill viruses and bacteria before they penetrate, and a researcher at the University of Alberta has earned an award for her work developing it. When airborne droplets land on »


What are the chances? Canadian math teacher rolls dice, wins big U.S prize.

It is an innovative way of teaching ‘probability’ to young math students. So innovative that teacher Nat Banting in Saskatoon became the first Canadian to win the $25,000  Rosenthal Prize for Innovation and Inspiration in Math Teaching, from the National »

Arts & Entertainment

Toronto’s Haviah Mighty becomes first female rapper to win Polaris Music Prize

Toronto hosted the 2019 Polaris Music Prize Gala on Monday evening with a variety of performances on the agenda. And the one who shone the most was Haviah Mighty, who won this year’s Polaris Music Prize for her album 13th »


‘Chicken whisperer’ gets lifetime achievement award

Prof. Ian Duncan is the recipient of a prestigious award for outstanding contributions to animal welfare in Canada. Humane Canada is a federation of humane societies which seek to end animal cruelty, improve animal protection and humane treatment. It set »


Dog awarded for saving elderly skier

There are not that many but yes, some Canadians do cross-country ski at the age of 89 and even older. But as can happen, octogenarian Lloyd Stone took a fall on March 3, 2017 when he hit an icy patch »

Indigenous, International, Society

Canadian Inuit leader Mary Simon presented with High North Hero award in Norway

Mary Simon will be returning to Canada from her trip to Norway with another award to add to her already impressive collection of honours that includes the Order of Canada and the National Order of Quebec. The Canadian Inuit leader »

Indigenous, Society

Indigenous rights movement wins Amnesty award

Canada’s Indigenous rights movement has won Amnesty International’s top award for human rights work. It is the first time a Canadian entity or person has won the Ambassador of Conscience Award. The honour was shared with U.S. music artist and »

Indigenous, Society

Indigenous rights movement wins award

Canada’s indigenous rights movement has received Amnesty International’s highest award of Ambassador of Conscience and will share it with activist performer Alicia Keys. In announcing the award, the human rights organization noted that “despite living in one of the world’s »

Highlights, Indigenous, International, Society

She won! Canadian named “global teacher”

After being selected as a finalist from an initial 20,000 nominees, she made it to the long list of 50 candidates. Maggie MacDonnell then was flown to Dubai to join the 9 other finalists where she selected as the winner »


Canadian top judge gets human rights award

Supreme Court Justice Rosalie Abella will receive a human rights award from Chicago’s Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. The 70-year-old jurist has twenty honorary degrees and several awards for her impressive body of work. This latest citation is awarded “for »