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UN declares International Day of Women in Science

From Roberta Bondar to Harriet Brooks, Canada has more than its fair share of women scientists to be proud of. However women are still a minority in the STEM fields

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Courage and Passion: Canadian Women in the Natural Sciences

Science & Tech

Celebrating Canadian women trailblazers in science

Courage and Passion: Canadian Women in the Natural Sciences aims to inspire young women to pursue careers in science

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A photo of Dr. Molly Shoichet at the university with two students

Science & Tech

Q&A: Meet Ontario’s first Chief Scientist

Dr. Molly Shoichet discusses her new role and how she plans to restore the public’s trust in government science

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Shelley Ball with a chinstrap penguin in Antarctica

Science & Tech

How the Homeward Bound expedition program is empowering women in science

As a biologist and photographer, I had long hoped to visit Antarctica — but this journey was much more than a travel dream fulfilled

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Canadian astronauts pose inside the Living in Space Exhibition

Exploration

Canadian Space Agency astronaut profiles

The men and women that have become part of Canada’s space team

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Exploration

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Wildlife

billy goat overlooking a lake

Wildlife

Social for science: Using smartphone photos for research

With millions of photos taken globally each day on smartphones, researchers have found they may also contain important ecological clues about our rapidly changing planet

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conservation

Science & Tech

Kids

Top 20 students for the Canadian Geographic Challenge national final

Kids

Meet the 2019 Can Geo Challenge National Finalists

Canada's brightest young geography stars are on their way to Ottawa, where they'll meet underwater explorer Jill Heinerth, host of the May 27 live final

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The drafters of the St. John’s Declaration

Kids

Education declaration

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Kids

Meet the 2017 Can Geo Challenge National Finalists

Twenty students from across Canada will also get to meet Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques, who will be hosting the final competition

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Roberta Bondar, Jenni Sidey-Gibbons, and David Saint-Jacques (appearing via video link from the International Space Station) talk to students at the Canada Museum of Science and Technology

Kids

Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques launches a new educational initiative — from space

The Exploring Earth project also involves Canadian astronaut Roberta Bondar and aims to inspire students to learn about Earth’s landforms and natural processes from space

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polar bear mother and her young cub

Kids

Hearts in the Ice: Biodiversity and our oceans

Two adventurers have extended their stay in isolation in Svalbard, Norway to continue gathering wildlife observations in the remote Arctic

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Environment

People & Culture

Heinrich Scherer's 1702 chart of the North Pole

People & Culture

Why the North Pole matters: An important history of challenges and global fascination

In this essay, noted geologist and geophysicist Fred Roots explores the significance of the symbolic point at the top of the world. He submitted it to Canadian Geographic just before his death in October 2016 at age 93.

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Peter Ross analyses water samples from various locations for microplastic threads

Environment

Why forensics could be key to untangling the ocean microplastics crisis

Scientist Peter Ross uses all the high-tech tools of a crime scene investigator — except his crime scene is the open ocean

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An amazing view of the full moon rising above a bed of clouds, as seen from the International Space Station

Science & Tech

Canada is partnering with NASA to send humans to the moon

The federal government has announced a $2 billion investment in Canada’s space program, including a role in NASA’s Lunar Gateway project

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Science & Tech

Canadian researchers awarded top science prize

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Polar Knowledge Canada, Arctic, climate change, weather

Science & Tech

Les laboratoires mobiles modifient la science dans l’Arctique

Les laboratoires novateurs ajoutent de nouvelles fonctionnalités à la recherche climatique et aux communications dans l’ouest de l’Arctique

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How the Northern Scientific Training Program helped make Canada an Arctic science heavyweight

Science & Tech

The groundbreaking program that helped make Canada an Arctic science heavyweight

In the face of climate change, the government’s long-running Northern Scientific Training Program has never been more crucial

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Science & Tech

Q&A: Dr. Charles Krebs on a lifetime of science

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Science & Tech

Canadian Geographic kicks off World Space Week with Bill Nye

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How the Northern Scientific Training Program helped make Canada an Arctic science heavyweight

Science & Tech

Le programme révolutionnaire qui a contribué au rôle déterminant du Canada en matière de science de l’Arctique

Dans le contexte du changement climatique, le Programme de formation scientifique dans le Nord du gouvernement, établi depuis longtemps, n’a jamais été aussi essentiel

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Canada Science and Technology Museum reopens after extensive renovations

After 26 months of construction and $80 million in upgrades, the national science and innovation showcase in Ottawa promises to connect the past and the future

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Science & Tech

The art and science of Vanishing Ice

Tough, yet fragile. Ancient, yet vulnerable. Ice has inspired artists and scientists for generations but a new exhibit aims to show ice – and its relationship to climate change – in a new way.

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Science & Tech

5 wintery ways to help out Canadian science

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Dave Mossop tient dans ses bras deux bébés crécerelles

Science & Tech

La science derrière le retour des crécerelles au Yukon

Il n’y avait aucun signe de ces oiseaux de proie dans la forêt boréale au Yukon vers 2007, mais une étude à long terme indique le retour de ces oiseaux de proie.

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History

Five Canadian women trailblazers in science

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Nigel Hussey prepares to tag a Greenland shark in Scott Inlet in 2013. (Photo courtesy of Steven Fields)

Science & Tech

Following Greenland Sharks in Canada’s Arctic

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Arctic, sea ice, Hudson Bay, scientist, environment, climate change

Science & Tech

Des changements dans la glace de mer changent la vie dans le Nord

Des chasseurs inuits et des scientifiques collaborent pour consigner de récents changements alarmants dans la glace de mer dans la baie d’Hudson

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Science & Tech

The science behind staying cool during a heat wave

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Nature Nocturne

Science & Tech

How museums are getting their groove back

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Mapping

Researchers uncover flaws in studies linking COVID-19 mortality to air pollution

Two Canadian researchers studied the studies to see if the science was sound

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Science & Tech

Space mining is not science fiction, and Canada could figure prominently

The mining industry is actively looking towards new frontiers in mining

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Science & Tech

How Canada is preparing for the next big earthquake

The last megathrust earthquake to strike Canada was in 1700, and the clock is ticking. How we’re preparing for the impact.

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The moon in shadow

Science & Tech

Canadian rover set to land on moon within five years

The unmanned vehicle will collect imagery and data of the surface the moon

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Bamsebu cabin in Svalbard, Norway

Science & Tech

Q&A: How isolation in the remote High Arctic can have valuable lessons for our changing world

Adventurers Sunniva Sorby and Hilde Fålun Strøm, founders of Hearts in the Ice, return to Svalbard, Norway, for a second overwintering to build on their citizen science work

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Mapping

Epidemiologist’s book on pandemics takes an interdisciplinary look at the spread of diseases

David Waltner-Toews speaks about his updated book On Pandemics: Deadly Diseases from Bubonic Plague to Coronavirus

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Science & Tech

‘It’s been raining! In the High Arctic!’

The Canadian High Arctic Research Station is set to open in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, later this year. How will it affect our understanding and appreciation of the North and the rapid change occurring there? 

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Ylva and Hilde Østby, and the cover of the their new book, Adventures in Memory

Science & Tech

The magic and mystery of memory

In their new book, Adventures in Memory: The Science and Secrets of Remembering and Forgetting, Norwegian sisters Hilde and Ylva Østby explore what makes our most fascinating faculty tick

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International space station, NASA, space, astronaut, Drew Feustel, ISS Commander

Science & Tech

Ground control to Commander Feustel

A conversation with Drew Feustel, the most recent commander of the International Space Station and a dual U.S.-Canadian citizen, who returned to Earth in October after more than six months in orbit 

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A display at the Ontario Science Centre's 2016-17 exhibit, Wild Weather

Environment

New Toronto exhibit explores the wilder side of weather

The Ontario Science Centre's Wild Weather exhibit tackles Canadians' favourite watercooler subject

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People & Culture

Ceremonial pole markers: An Antarctic tradition

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Cambridge Bay, Nunavut

People & Culture

CHARS: Canada’s Arctic research hub

The Canadian High Arctic Research Station will play a central role in the future of science in Canada’s north

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A woman paddles a stand up paddleboard in the water

Science & Tech

Sailing around the world for ocean plastic

Canadian scientist Sheri Bastien discusses her involvement in eXXpedition, an all-female expedition to study ocean plastic

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History

Frozen in time: The remarkable legacy of Mary Vaux, amateur glaciologist

Mary Vaux’s groundbreaking 19th-century study of B.C.’s Illecillewaet Glacier created an invaluable record of the glacier’s recession

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Environment

Fighting climate change with science

Some scientists believe geo-engineering could be the answer to climate change. Here are six ideas.

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A grizzly bear lies dead on the side of the road

Wildlife

Animal crossing: Reconnecting North America’s most important wildlife corridor

This past summer an ambitious wildlife under/overpass system broke ground in B.C. on a deadly stretch of highway just west of the Alberta border. Here’s how it happened.

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People & Culture

Remembering innovative Arctic research leader, RCGS Fellow Dr. Louis Fortier

Louis Fortier widely known in Arctic research circles as a “pioneer”

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mars rover nasa

Science & Tech

Canadian scientist joins NASA’s first mission to bring samples from Mars back to Earth

Chris Herd is the only Canadian on the Mars rover sample return team

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John Geiger, Brian May, Elizabeth Dowdeswell and Wendy Cecil backstage at the Scotiabank Arena on July 28, 2019

People & Culture

Queen’s Brian May receives RCGS medal in Toronto

The rock legend, space scientist and author honoured for outstanding contributions to cultural and physical geography

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Members of the Pirurvik project accepting their award

People & Culture

Inuit preschool, Yukon cold-climate greenhouse among winners of 2018 Arctic Inspiration Prize

A total of $2,566,000 was awarded to five Northern Indigenous programs at a ceremony in Whitehorse Feb. 12

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People & Culture

Our favourite books of 2018

Memoirs, a graphic novel and the biography of a famous ship are among Canadian Geographic's choices for the 14 best books of the year

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Canadian Geographic national finalists

Kids

Meet the 2018 Can Geo Challenge National Finalists

Canada's brightest young geography stars will also have the opportunity to meet adventurer Mylène Paquette, who will host the live final May 28

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David Schindler

Environment

Celebrating the life of renowned Canadian-American scientist David Schindler

Schindler conducted numerous groundbreaking studies during his career in efforts to protect freshwater around the world

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Science & Tech

Des spécialistes de l’Arctique éclaircissent des mystères de longue date sur les écosystèmes marins

Des chercheurs jettent une nouvelle lumière sur les réseaux alimentaires et les environnements nordiques en jumelant un éventail de disciplines et le savoir local — et même en ayant recours à des navires de type différent 

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The MV Martin Bergmann, floating research base for the marine ecosystem study

Science & Tech

How Arctic scientists are unveiling long-standing marine ecosystem mysteries

Researchers are shedding new light on northern food webs and environments by connecting disciplines and local knowledge — even by using different ships

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Science & Tech

Labrador project combines local knowledge with new technology to make ice travel safer

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Environment

Tree rings reveal stories of the past

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