If governments can't get something like Quayside right, that bodes ill for Canada's digital future. The election gives us a chance to see where the parties stand on vital data governance issues.
The first ever Canadian-led large project on one of the world's leading telescopes will investigate how the birth and death of galaxies are affected by their environment.
Technological solutions may help to relieve the burden of care for family, service providers and caregivers working with the elderly.
Our inability to foresee the jobs of the future should be tempered by the realization that that jobs have always appeared in the past, regardless of technological advances.
The Canadian Long Range Plan 2020 for astronomy and astrophysics builds on Canadian research's previous success to extend Canada's role.
Health-care providers are increasingly relying on large data sets to deliver services. However, Small Data approaches provide nuance and context, and in some instances can be more beneficial.
Fake videos pose a risk to democratic representation, participation, and discussion. Canadians need to be mindful of their existence as we head towards the federal election.
Claims that tweets on the Canadian election are the work of bot accounts, without empirical evidence or verification, need to be taken with a grain of salt.
A science researcher's work gets twisted by a conservative news site; he considers this his wake-up call to educate as many students as possible about the importance of science to our world.
Stem cells show much promise, both for testing drugs and for treating disease. But the hype around them has been dangerous, as most treatments are in very experimental stages and can cause harm.
Can we really know what animals think? A philosopher argues that we can't, not with any precision.
The adverse environmental impacts of academic travel are known. It is now up to institutions to determine how to adapt to these impacts.
The recent nuclear explosions in Russia serve as a reminder of the threat that nuclear weapons pose. Canada is uniquely situated to work toward the elimination of nuclear weapons globally.
An increasing demand for sex robots is concerning, as there are ethical concerns about a possible related increase in gender-based violence.
Developing computer models can help us to study the structural causes of urban inequality.
Technological stewardship is a set of values that provide members of the engineering community with guidance for responsible, responsive and agile approaches to design and implementation.
As our societies lose paper trails and increasingly rely on digital information, historians, and their grasps of context, will become more important than ever.
When students practice green chemistry, they learn to think critically about the global impact of their field and become more passionate about studying chemical transformation.
Canadian technology start-ups that incorporate an approach that learns from failure tend to perform and innovate with greater success than start-ups that seek to assign blame.
Using machine learning and natural language processing, researchers are developing an algorithm that can distinguish between real and fake news articles.
A filmmaker, her students and community partners create a multi-platform documentary and study guide to teach swamp literacy and care through a trip into the Everglades.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. Despite all efforts, no treatments have been found yet. To increase the odds, we need to rethink our approach and try to better understand it.
The place of Huawei in Canada's 5G network, and the associated national security implications, will be a key issue for the next federal government.
Genetic analysis shows that urban rats prefer to stay near their relatives; however, some of them migrate. Knowing this could help with pest control efforts.
A recent article in The Atlantic called for a "new science of progress" - this is dangerous and ignores the academic study of the history of human development.