Inuit man trying on snow goggle invention in an arctic landscape
On March 17, Innovation150 launched a national public awareness campaign to celebrate Canadian innovation for the country’s 150th anniversary. Airing on national and regional broadcasters...
March 07, 2017
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New ways of processing grain by-products to make feedstocks that are better for milk production will benefit both grain and dairy farmers across Canada. Albert Leyenhorst and his son, Logan, are...
November 15, 2016
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SuperDARN monitors how weather in the galaxies affect our planet. SuperDARN is an international network of high-frequency radars located around the world. They monitor and study space weather to...
March 21, 2017
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THEMUSEUM  OF IDEA TRANSCEDING OBJECTS – or just THEMUSEUM as most people call it- was born out of the ashes of the underachieving Waterloo Regional Children’s Museum. David Marskell, a...
March 13, 2017
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Quantum technologies are poised to transform technology as we know it. A new exhibition premiering at THEMUSEUM on October 14, 2016 aims to highlight how quantum science is shaping a new...
March 13, 2017
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McGill University’s Alain Ptito uses high resolution imaging equipment to get a closer look at how even minor brain trauma can have lasting effects. By Sharon Oosthoek As a young...
March 13, 2017
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Canadian Paralympian Éric Bussière sitting in his wheel chair using a robotic arm to bring him a glass of juice
Kinova is featured in Innovation150’s national public awareness campaign. Learn more.   Innovation runs in Charles Deguire's family. While fighting muscular dystrophy, Deguire'...
March 09, 2017
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Teenage girl working on an experiment in her kitchen
Rachel Brouwer is featured in Innovation150's national public awareness campaign. Learn more.   Rachel Brouwer isn't old enough to drive, but she's got her own billboard, her own...
March 08, 2017
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Neutron beams reveal the molecular mechanisms behind a new technology that could reduce the risk of complications and death from heart bypass surgery and dialysis. The same technology might soon help...
March 08, 2017
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Saskatoon cab drivers introduce visitors to their city’s pride and joy: the Canadian Light Source. The Canadian Light Source in Saskatoon, Sask., provides scientists with a brilliant...
March 01, 2017
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From an uncertain dream to research success. Louis Fortier, Director of ArcticNet and Canada Research Chair on the Response of Arctic Marine Ecosystems to Climate Change at the Université...
February 28, 2017
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The Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer helps pharmaceutical companies develop new therapies that will reduce healthcare costs and save lives. This year alone, it is estimated that...
February 28, 2017
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Did you know that 70% of top jobs in Canada today require STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) skills but less than half of Canadian high school students graduate with senior level...
February 21, 2017
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The oil sands are a significant driver of Canada’s economy. As such, researchers are continuously striving to improve the industry, particularly in the area of environmental sustainability....
February 21, 2017
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“I wanted to be part of the dream of doing things better than yesterday." 2016 ASTech Award Winner for Oil Sands innovation Dr. Ian Gates says it is this dream that started him on his award-...
February 21, 2017
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2016 ASTech Award Winner for Innovation in Information and Communications Technology TransRail Innovation Group (TRIG) is revolutionizing a century-old industry with the introduction of new...
February 21, 2017
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To be successful, the cropping industry requires constant innovation from growers, machinery companies, chemical producers and crop breeders. In this working organism, the role of troubleshooter...
February 21, 2017
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Becoming a national research leader and creating and running a successful company is out of reach for many in a lifetime, but 2016 Leaders of Tomorrow ASTech Award Winner Dr. Ryan Lewinson has...
February 21, 2017
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With over 800,000 cases occurring in North America every year, strokes are a huge health problem, which is why 2016 ASTech Award Winner for Technology Dr. Mayank Goyal is dedicated to...
February 21, 2017
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Founders of  2016 ASTech Awards Finalist for Applied Technology & Innovation MagnetTx Oncology Solutions have done what every innovator dreams of doing: they’ve made the impossible...
February 21, 2017
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2016 ASTech Award for Science Winner Dr. Warren Piers is considered an expert in organometallic chemistry around the world. Although this may sound daunting, Piers simply describes it as “the process...
February 21, 2017
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Running a successful business requires constant attention to improving operational efficiencies. However, implementing new procedures can be costly and time consuming.  2016 ASTech Start-up...
February 21, 2017
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“Imagine taking your cell phone from 2003 or 2004 and trying to use it today,” says Jim Bush, President of 2016 ASTech Awards Winner for Applied Technology and Innovation Evolution Engineering Inc. “...
February 21, 2017
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It’s not often that a group etches their name into our country’s history books, but 2016 ASTech Award Winner for Group Innovation Under 30 AlbertaSat is on their way to doing exactly that thanks to...
February 21, 2017
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The University of Alberta has one of the world’s top diamond research groups, and at the heart of it is 2016 ASTech Awards Finalist for Leadership in Science Dr. Graham Pearson. His work...
February 21, 2017
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Growing crops that survive our harsh western Canadian winters might seem like an impossible task, but 2016 ASTech Award Winner for Innovation in Agriculture Dr. Robert Graf has been helping make...
February 21, 2017
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A genetic discovery in wheat may help produce superior barley and tastier beer. By Malorie Bertrand Beer foam stability and off-flavours may not be top of mind for this patio season’s revellers...
February 14, 2017
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Vortex fruit basket developed by Canadian Phil Short. Source: Tom Alföldi; CSTMC 2013.0079
The Vortex Fruit Basket protects fruit and keeps it fresh. The Vortex Fruit Basket may be familiar to consumers who have enjoyed fruit stored in this packaging. Phil Short, a Niagara fruit grower...
February 07, 2017
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Television prototype made by Joseph-Alphonse Ouimet in 1932. Source: Tom Alföldi; CSTMC 1969.1044
Television debuted in Canada in 1931. Canadian engineer Joseph-Alphonse Ouimet (1908–1988) designed and built this television set prototype in 1932, one of the first in Canada. Television had...
February 07, 2017
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Marco Polo painting commissioned by Captain Amos Crosby of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Source: Courtesy of the Yarmouth County Museum, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
This model commemorates the clipper ship Marco Polo, once the fastest sailing vessel in the world. Built by James Smith in Saint John, New Brunswick, Marco Polo was launched in 1851. The vessel...
February 07, 2017
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