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Spotlight on Science Learning

As Canada relies on an increasingly knowledge-based economy for prosperity, now more than ever it is crucial to create a large pool of science-based talent to keep Canada competitive and Canadians employed. We need more people with science-based college, university, and skilled trades training. Not only is science fundamental to Canada's future prosperity, but a basic understanding of science is also vital for day-to-day life.

Young Women Get the Inside Track at Quantum Leaps Conference 2011

Making an informed decision about a career in science and technology is the smart place to start, which is why Northwest Science and Innovation Society in partnership with the University of Northern British Columbia hosted the Quantum Leaps Conference 2011 on Tuesday November 15th at UNBC. 

Amazon Unveils $199 US Tablet

Amazon unveils $199 US tablet

CBC News - Posted: Sep 28, 2011 9:56 AM ET; Last Updated: Sep 28, 2011 11:00 AM ET

Seattle-based Amazon.com has announced the Kindle Fire, a seven-inch tablet that will sell for just $199 US.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos unveiled the device at an event in New York on Wednesday, and said it would be available in the U.S. only starting Nov. 15.

Canadian Ice Shelves Breaking Up at Record Speed

Canadian ice shelves breaking up at record speed

Region lost almost half its ice shelves in last six years

Clean Air Research Grants Available - Apply by October 21, 2011

Clean Air Research Grants Available – Apply by October 21, 2011


Are you researching air quality solutions in BC? The BC Clean Air Research Fund (BC CLEAR) is accepting new project applications for research grants of up to $25,000. Researchers from academic institutions, government organizations, First Nations, industry, consulting and non-government organizations are eligible to apply to the fund.

How to apply