Why short-term, high impact manufacturing R&D is important

By Dr Jason Coonan, Chief Operating Officer at the Innovative Manufacturing CRC By now we are all acutely aware of the impact that COVID-19 has had on our manufacturing industry, including our innovation pipeline. As we adapt to our “new normal”, kickstarting the industry’s recovery and innovation ecosystem is moreContinue Reading

Fifty Years of Email: Why It's Too Important to Fail

This year is the fiftieth anniversary of the first email in history. In 1971, an American engineer, Ray Tomlinson, invented a new form of direct communication. Tomlinson’s creation has become both the most used communication channel, and the main vector of cyber threats in our lives. Lucia Milică By Lucia Milică,Continue Reading

Why Are National Parks Important? Environmental, Social, and Economic Benefits

National Park Visitation Statistics   2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Number of visitors 307,247,252 330,971,689 330,882,751 318,211,833 327,516,619 Jobs supported 295,339 318,000 306,000 329,000 340,500  Total economic output $32.0 billion $34.9 billion $35.8 billion  $40.1 billion $41.7 billion Source: U.S. Department of the Interior A Success Story: Los Alamos, NewContinue Reading

Tribal Rides/Xinda Begins Trading Under The Symbol XNDA

Sudbury has garnered a reputation around the world as a community that knows how to recover an environment degraded by mining and smelting operations. Most of that know-how was developed by Laurentian University researchers — expertise that will be lost as the university restructures, critics warn. Laurentian is cutting environmentalContinue Reading

Bill C-230 marks an important first step in addressing environmental racism in Canada

This past winter, COVID-19 outbreaks at two Coastal GasLink work camps in northern British Columbia spilled over into neighbouring Wet’suwet’en communities, according to media reports. The spread of disease to Indigenous communities through industrial projects is an example of environmental racism — when government policies discriminate against racialized communities byContinue Reading