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The young people heading back to school this week — from kindergartners to university frosh — represent a new generation that will be more educated, connected and sophisticated than any that has come before. Researchers across Canada are developing the curricula and classrooms that will prepare them for the world they will inherit.
August 25, 2014
By Kate Hammer Few school-aged children in Canada can remember a time before they could carry most of human knowledge on a phone in their pocket.... Read more
Researchers at McMaster University create a rapid test strip that identifies E. coli in water
August 11, 2014
Public swimming areas are the perfect breeding ground for germs like E. coli which can cause severe illness. There are more than 2,000 cases of E.... Read more
Geochemist Graham Pearson reveals the science behind prospecting for this precious resource
June 3, 2014
Text by Malorie BertrandVideo by Sabrina Daniel Canada didn’t enter the diamond industry until the mid-2000s, yet it has quickly become the third... Read more
Technology transfer centre helps a Quebec company test and improve the textiles used in uniforms and special garments
June 3, 2014
By Malorie Bertrand Logistik Unicorp Inc., which employs 180 people in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., manages a wide range of uniform programs for... Read more
U of T industry collaboration produces tool to alert wheelchair users of developing pressure zones
June 3, 2014
By Malorie Bertrand ENSIMAT is a novel app that helps wheelchair users avoid developing harmful pressure sores. The system is made up of a pressure-... Read more
New app replaces old immunization cards
June 3, 2014
By Malorie Bertrand The recent outbreaks of influenza and measles across Canada remind us of the dangers of infectious diseases and the importance of... Read more