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The newest Canadian research and technological advances that are changing the way we understand and interact with our environment and each other.

A person in a space suit and helmet stands in front of a rocky, dry landscape on Devon Island

Devon Island in the Canadian High Arctic is the largest uninhabited island on Earth and the most Mars-like environment on our planet, which is why NASA has chosen it as a base for its research and planning for a future mission to the red planet.
(Photo: Google)

Photo courtesy Google
A new Google project zeroes in on Canada’s Devon Island, the most Mars-like environment on Earth
David Saint-Jacques International Space Station

Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques looks through a window in the cupola of the International Space Station. (Photo: Canadian Space Agency/NASA)

Photo: Canadian Space Agency/NASA
The Canadian astronaut shares insights into life in zero-gravity as he orbits the planet aboard the International Space Station
Arctic Frontiers conference 2019

Aili Keskitalo, the president of the Sami Parliament of Norway, speaks at the "State of the Arctic" session at the Arctic Frontiers conference in Tromsø, Norway. (Photo: Terje Mortensen/Arctic Frontiers 2019)

Arctic Frontiers conference 2019
The uncertainty and change that's currently disrupting the region dominated the annual meeting's agenda
PEARL, North, Arctic, wildfire, spectrometer

The rooftop dome of the PEARL Ridge Lab spectrometer. The dome houses the solar-tracker, which guides light into the input window through a hole in the roof. (Photo: Erik Lutsch)

Photo: Erik Lutsch
Atmospheric readings in Canada’s High Arctic are helping scientists understand how southern wildfires are affecting air quality and climate
PEARL, North, Arctic, wildfire, spectrometer

Le dôme du spectromètre sur la toiture du Laboratoire Ridge de PEARL. Le dôme abrite le suiveur solaire, qui oriente la lumière à l’intérieur de la fenêtre d’entrée à travers un trou dans la toiture. (Photo : Erik Lutsch)

Photo : Erik Lutsch
Les relevés atmosphériques dans l’Extrême-Arctique canadien aident les scientifiques à comprendre comment les feux de forêt au sud influent sur la qualité de l’air et le climat
An amazing view of the full moon rising above a bed of clouds, as seen from the International Space Station

An amazing view of the full moon rising above a bed of clouds, as seen from the International Space Station. (Photo: NASA)

Photo: NASA
The federal government has announced a $2 billion investment in Canada’s space program, including a role in NASA’s Lunar Gateway project
CHARS, Canadian High Arctic Research Station, laboratories, Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, North

Les laboratoires de la nouvelle Station canadienne de recherche dans l’Extrême-Arctique sont en voie de mise en exploitation. (Photo : Janice Lang/RDDC-DND)

Photo : Janice Lang/DRDC-DND
Quels sont les éléments nécessaires pour exploiter les installations scientifiques de pointe, entre autres les chambres d’étude et d’autopsie, la génomique et les laboratoires d’imagerie, dans l’Arctique canadien? 
CHARS, Canadian High Arctic Research Station, laboratories, Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, North

The new Canadian High Arctic Research Station’s laboratories are now being phased into operation. (Photo: Janice Lang/DRDC-DND)

Photo: Janice Lang/DRDC-DND
What does it take to operate high-tech scientific facilities — including live-study growing chambers and necropsy, genomics and imaging labs — in Canada’s Arctic?
Volcanologists Steve Quane and Alex Wilson get ready to launch a drone to survey a volcanic dam

Volcanologists Steve Quane and Alex Wilson get ready to launch a drone to survey a volcanic dam in southwest B.C.’s Garibaldi Volcanic Belt. (Photo: Andrew Findlay)

Photo: Andrew Findlay
University of British Columbia PhD student Alex Wilson is studying the Garibaldi Volcanic Belt for clues to past climatic shifts
Jocelyn Joe-Strack, a geographer and scientist from the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations

Jocelyn Joe-Strack’s tour of Canadian embassies in Europe begins Feb. 12. (Photo: Allistair Maitland)

Photo: Allistair Maitland
Jocelyn Joe-Strack, a scientist and geographer from the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations, is embarking on a tour of Canadian embassies in Europe to share Indigenous perspectives on climate change
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