Highlights/museum

Environment, Society

Museum features climate change and environment

The Biosphere, an environmental museum in Montreal, aims to raise awareness about the environment and climate change in its programming for 2019-2020. The museum purports to be the only one in North America entirely dedicated to these two themes. It» 

Arts and Entertainment, Internet, Science and Technology

60th Anniversary: Black Friday for the Arrow and progress for flying replica

An “Arrow” will fly again! It was on Friday February 20th, 1959, that what was arguably the world’s most advanced jet interceptor programme was cancelled, and not only cancelled but viciously so. The completed planes were ordered destroyed, and even» 

International, Politics, Society

Hill 70 Victoria Cross: A small but vital piece of Canadian history saved

(public comments open on all RCI stories- comments will be posted after moderating) It’s just a tiny bit of low-quality bronze, almost worthless, but what it represents makes it almost priceless. It is the Victoria Cross, the Commonwealth’s highest honour» 

Environment, Society

Museum freezes, banks species samples

The Canadian Museum of Nature has opened a cryobank to enhance its ongoing study of species diversity in Canada and the world. The National Biodiversity Cryobank of Canada is the first facility of its kind in Canada with a mandate» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Science needed to solve world issues, say Canadians

A new survey suggests that 75 per cent of Canadians think that critical challenges facing the world will need to be solved by science and technology. But more than half also think society is turning away from science in favour» 

Society

Immigration celebrated by museum on Canada Day

To celebrate the 151th anniversary of the confederation of Canada, Canadians are invited to reaffirm their citizenship alongside people who will be sworn in as new Canadian citizens on July 1, 2018. The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21» 

Society

LGBTQ2+ museum to be created in Ottawa

A Canadian advocacy group is raising funds to create the country’s first museum presenting historical and current stories of people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans or of other gender or sexual minorities. The Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual» 

Immigration & Refugees

Lunar New Year celebrated at immigration museum

The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 will hold Lunar New Year festivities on February 10 in the eastern city of Halifax. There will be a day of Chinese dance, live music, martial arts demonstrations and crafts. Visitors will» 

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology

Bear fossils from high Arctic show cavities

The remains of a 3.5 million-year-old bear have been found over 1,000 km north of the Arctic Circle and it appears the animal had a sweet tooth. It looks like the bear migrated from Eurasia by the land bridge over» 

Environment, Society

Butterflies, live, at museum will chase winter blues

Winter in Canada is long, cold and dark, but the Canadian Museum of Nature will brighten things up by offering visitors the chance to walk among dozens of species of butterflies starting tomorrow. The butterflies come from two sustainable farms»