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An illustration of a robot hand holding an apple, which is in a spotlight, by its stem and two people working on screens on a backdrop of electric circuits.

Now is the time: Elevating Black people in STEMM

An interview with Maydianne Andrade, inaugural president of the Canadian Black Scientists Network, about the persistent obstacles Black people encounter in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine

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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
Lonesome no more: When virtual reality goes social
Researchers at the Université de Montréal have patented technology that allows multiple people in different locations to participate in a virtual reality environment
Indigenous engineering students are making a difference in their communities
Training in state-of-the-art research labs encourages Indigenous students to pursue engineering, an area of expertise critical for communities involved in natural resource management
Mental health in the Internet age
Researchers at the University of Regina are providing a much-needed boost for mental health services in Saskatchewan by developing and testing ways to deliver therapy via the Internet