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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
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
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.
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
Repairing the roads
There’s booming demand for a Manitoba company’s product that transforms unpaved roads into smooth, durable surfaces
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
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
Beyond the physical
Researchers at Nipissing University are recording the conversations of young athletes on and off the field to find out the impact of sport on their development
Thinking quantitatively
Researchers at the University of British Columbia want to understand how our brains process quantity and language to inform how we teach young people about numbers, from the time they learn to count