Highlights / innovation

Economy, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society

Ottawa looking to private sector to help plan the economic recovery

Looking for work? Here’s a job for the non-faint of heart and today’s the deadline. The federal government is heading to the private sector for advice on how to achieve a strong economic recovery in Canada in the wake of »

Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology

Important medical advance for heart patient treatment

Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death worldwide with heart attacks as a major concern, This is when blood flow to the heart itself is restricted which can lead in some cases to heart failure. In Canada there are »

Health, Internet, Science & Technology

New technique greatly improves amputees’ quality of life

A new technique to improve the lives of amputees was performed for the first time in Quebec recently. It involves a titanium rod inserted into the femur and extending outside the body. A prosthesis is then attached to the rod. »

Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology

Study outlines plan to develop clean hydrogen supply network in B.C.

For many, hydrogen cars are the future. But how far are we from seeing them on Canadian roads? This is a question that researchers at the University of British Columbia have begun to answer by developing a hydrogen supply chain »

Economy, International, Internet, Science & Technology

Selling off of Canadian intellectual property increasing

Canadians selling their innovations and patents to foreigners A new study released yesterday shows that fewer and fewer Canadian invented patents actually stay in Canada. The study conducted for the non-profit independent think tank “Institute for Research on Public Policy”, showed »

International, Internet, Science & Technology

Canadian students win international solar competition

Universities are a source of great innovation and ideas. With concern about the environment, alternatives to fossil fuel power are always being sought, solar power among them and Canadian universities are actively working on solutions, including in the transport sector. »

Economy, Health, Society

Canada largest drug store chain to use blockchain technology to trace medicinal cannabis

Canada’s largest pharmacy chain announced its plans on Monday to use blockchain technology to trace the source of the medicinal cannabis it distributes. Shoppers Drug Mart with about 1,300 pharmacies across Canada is partnering with TruTrace Technologies Inc. on a »

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 & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & 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 & 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 & 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 »