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In CFI-funded labs and facilities across the country, researchers in all stages of their careers are making discoveries, supporting a robust innovation ecosystem and helping solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges. 

Hand-drawn portraits of various women.

Celebrating women at the forefront

A collection of stories about talented researchers to mark the International Day of Girls and Women in Science (February 11) and International Women’s Day (March 8)

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Ontario
Booming business in bone broth
A burgeoning new food company all started with a desire to get healthier and a little help from food scientists at Niagara College
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Nova Scotia
Understanding the challenges in how we care for our elderly
As COVID-19 magnifies problems in Canada’s long-term care centres, researchers at Mount Saint Vincent University are informing policies to make improvements
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Québec
Adapting to changing consumer behaviours
Using a mock retail environment to predict the impact of the pandemic on buying behaviour and the future of consumption
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British Columbia
Diagnosing COVID-19 instantly with artificial intelligence
A Vancouver company’s handheld ultrasound devices are becoming an indispensable tool for quick diagnosis of COVID-19 in remote areas
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Ontario
Education’s next act
A researcher in e-learning and expert in digital literacy is on the front lines for a school system struggling to transition to a new way of teaching.
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Ontario
Trailblazing company turns chaff to caff
With help from a University of Guelph lab, a small business in southern Ontario is finding opportunity in agricultural waste
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Manitoba
Repairing the roads
There’s booming demand for a Manitoba company’s product that transforms unpaved roads into smooth, durable surfaces
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Repurposing the MRI
A New Brunswick company is making its mark around the world by commercializing a new technology that uses Magnetic Resonance Imaging, typically a healthcare technology, to extract oil and gas more efficiently
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Nova Scotia
Making sensors to monitor soil emissions
Sensing an opportunity, soil scientists from St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, created a company to make devices that monitor greenhouse gases from the ground