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POLICY - SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Captain John Alcock stowing provisions aboard Vickers’ ‘Vimy’ aircraft in St. John’s, N.L., before his trans-Atlantic flight with Arthur Whitten Brown on June 14, 1919. Photograph courtesy of Library and Archives Canada

Canada does not do enough to recognize its role in high-flying history

With one year to go, there is nothing planned for Canada’s part in the centenary of the first transatlantic flight.
Opinion|Paul Meyer
It could guide our efforts to influence the development of international policy on cyberspace and help set norms for responsible state conduct.
Opinion|Leah Lawrence
Data is the next big platform for entrepreneurship to deliver environmental benefits. Coupled with clean technologies, it also just might be the purest form of sunshine.
We don't yet have enough information to know if diluted bitumen can be cleaned up at sea, and First Nations were not consulted well enough on the pipeline project.
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The Digital Research Infrastructure Strategy, worth $572.5-million over five years, will 'help researchers collaborate and solve challenges around issues such as health, climate change, and food and cyber security,' Minister Kirsty Duncan said.
While the Liberals produced the largest-ever one-time investment for scientific research in a federal budget, they didn't fulfill all of the recommendations of the Naylor report.
With a stable of four robots, government think-tank Policy Horizons Canada has introduced a new type of telecommuting to the federal public service, aiming to improve workplace relationships and employees' work-life balance.
As the Muslim mayor of a major Western capital and a Brexit critic, Sadiq Khan is well-placed to warn of the downsides of technology’s impact on democracy.
Opinion|Mary Ann Yule
Most government agencies use wireless printers, but few organizations apply the same level of security rigour to printers as they do to computing devices.
While jobs in domains related to science, technology, engineering, and math are growing three times faster than other parts of the economy and paying 12 per cent higher, these jobs employ less than 25 per cent women. The Senate Open Caucus recently heard some ways we can help change that.
'Governments cannot short-change basic science and expect innovation to flourish,' says ex-UofT Naylor
Opinion|Barry Sookman
FairPlay's 'moderate, responsible proposal' on piracy websites should be given due consideration 'based on the facts and not contrived arguments designed to oppose it,' writes Barry Sookman.
From housing to immigration, the federal government can act in big ways to help improve the lives of those living with disabilities.
Canadian companies are best in class, but scaling up to global markets remains the biggest challenge.
Opinion|Evan Fraser
In essence, Blockchain gives us the tools to track and verify almost anything we can imagine in complicated global food supply chains. And this means consumers will know exactly what they’re eating, and how it is produced, and where it has come from, writes Evan Fraser.
It will take more than bureaucratic tinkering or Justin Trudeau's star power to get Canada back to playing a significant role in the world of scientific diplomacy.
Statistics Act changes would give the chief statistician more power, which means there should be more scrutiny in the appointment process, say former Statistics Canada heads.
Engaging students in policy-making harnesses the power of creativity and innovation generated through diversity of perspective, expertise, and experience.
Funding health research isn’t for scientists, it’s for patients.
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