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‘This is an eye-opener’: Changes in global water supply hint at future conflicts and crises

In the News   |   May 17, 2018

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By combining 14 years’ worth of satellite data, scientists have captured a startling portrait of the world’s water supply undergoing rapid transformation. The new analysis points to areas where there is increasing potential for conflict... read more

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Latest Mars mission could be last of its kind for years

In the News   |   May 7, 2018

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Thanks to a thick bank of predawn fog, Catherine Johnson couldn’t see the rocket when it blasted off early Saturday morning at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California – but she could hear the... read more

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Stephen Hawking left a mark on the world that few scientists could hope to achieve

Articles of Interest   |   March 15, 2018

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It has been 10 years since cosmologist Neil Turok had what he thought would be a difficult conversation with Stephen Hawking, then his close and more senior collaborator in the department of applied mathematics at... read more

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First Nations celebrate as Indigenous player Ethan Bear makes NHL debut with Oilers

In the News   |   March 2, 2018

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When he was six, Ethan Bear attended a hockey camp put on by Fred Sasakamoose, the first Indigenous player in the NHL. As part of the festivities, each child was called up onto a stage... read more

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Battling back from injury, Canada’s Kaetlyn Osmond captures bronze in women's figure skating

In the News   |   February 23, 2018

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When Kaetlyn Osmond broke her leg in practice four years ago, she posted a picture of the x-ray on social media showing a painful fracture that took surgery, and seven screws drilled into the bone,... read more

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The golden plan of skating blind pays off for Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir

In the News   |   February 20, 2018

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With the gold medal on the line, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir had no idea their rivals from France had just set the world record. Less than 24 hours earlier, the Canadian ice dancers huddled... read more

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Chan finally finds Olympic gold as Canada's figure skating team reaches top of podium

In the News   |   February 12, 2018

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The first gold medal at any Olympics sometimes feels like it’s the hardest to win. But while Canada had to wait only a few days in Pyeongchang to reach the top of the podium, Patrick... read more

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Anti-piracy group urges CRTC to create website-blocking system

In the News   |   January 30, 2018

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A broad coalition, including Canada’s biggest communications and media companies, a swath of creative and production organizations and unions, movie theatres and the CBC, is calling on the federal telecom regulator to create a website-blocking... read more

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Sensing a moment, Canadian scientists swing for the fences

In the News   |   December 19, 2017

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Scientists are making a historic pitch to revitalize basic research in Canada and the federal government is listening. After a lukewarm response earlier this year to a report that calls for a 37-per-cent increase in annual funding... read more

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Canadians angered by internet, wireless services

In the News   |   November 28, 2017

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A consumer-advocacy group is calling for a code of conduct to govern how telecom companies sell access to the web as a new report shows more Canadians are complaining about their internet service. The federal... read more

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Argos roar back late, stun Stampeders to win Grey Cup

In the News   |   November 27, 2017

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In a snowy game dripping with Canadiana, the underdog Toronto Argonauts roared back with ten late-fourth quarter points to beat the Calgary Stampeders 27-24 in a dramatic Grey Cup. After a night that featured snowy... read more

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Majority of Parliament Hill security staff haven't had thorough background checks

In the News   |   November 24, 2017

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A majority of the security personnel on Parliament Hill, some of whom are armed, have not had thorough background checks and routinely have access to sensitive information despite a lack of official clearance, federal officials... read more

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Four recent cases of missing foreign students in Canada linked to ransom scam: police

In the News   |   November 14, 2017

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Four recent cases where foreign students in Canada went missing have now been linked to a scam targeting young overseas Chinese, police in Toronto and Hamilton say. All four missing young people were safely located... read more

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Ottawa researcher Mona Nemer named Canada’s new science advisor

In the News   |   September 27, 2017

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Mona Nemer, a specialist in the genetics of heart disease and a long-time vice-president of research at the University of Ottawa, has been named Canada’s new chief science advisor. The three-year appointment, announced Tuesday by... read more

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Prince Harry shares tough journey veterans face to compete in Invictus Games

In the News   |   September 26, 2017

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Prince Harry, a veteran of two Afghanistan tours, said he is heartened that the public has embraced the Invictus Games, a competition he started three years ago for ill and injured soldiers. Being held in... read more

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