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- resDynamic Female Researchers Wanted: Chairs for Women in Science and Engineering Program Now Accepting Proposals
- resVideo via CBC News: Keeping arson cases from going cold University of Alberta students help police speed up arson probes while trail is still warm
- resCareer Opportunities: SSHRC is seeking a Director of Communications:
- resNew applied research partnerships between colleges and local businesses will bolster entrepreneurship
- resMarch 17 to 24, 2014 is Canada Water Week. All week long, NSERC is celebrating water-related research. We’ve gathered together videos and stories about some of the water-related research taking place across the country that NSERC is supporting.
- resNSERC in the news:
- resMarch 8th is International Women’s Day. Learn more about how NSERC supports women in research:
- resGovernment of Canada Announces Top Award Winners in Natural Sciences and Engineering Research World-class Achievements Boost Discovery, Training and Innovation in Canada:
- resNominations are now open for the NSERC Synergy Awards for Innovation - New College Award Available: http://ow.ly/sT3Sg
- resDo you know a researcher who deserves one of NSERC’s top research prizes? Nominations Open for NSERC Herzberg, Brockhouse and Polanyi Awards: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/NSERC-CRSNG/ProgramNewsDetails-NouvellesDesProgrammesDetails_eng.asp?ID=437
- resAs industrial activity in Canada’s North expands, so does the need for cost-effective ways to remediate and restore soils that may be contaminated with hydrocarbons as the result of this activity. One product used to break down hydrocarbons in the soil is biochar, which is manufactured by heating various biological materials, such as wood and animal bones, under oxygen-limited conditions. Until now, biochar for remediating and restoring soils in northern Canada had to be brought up from the south. But now Katherine Stewart of Yukon College’s Yukon Research Centre is working with local industry to develop ways of producing biochar in the North using locally sourced biological materials. Having local sources of biochar not only will improve the likelihood that soils will be treated effectively, but also will provide economic benefits by simplifying logistics and cutting shipping costs for companies that use biochar in the North, while generating income for biochar producers in the region.
- resImportant: Deadline for CGS M applications in the Research Portal extended to December 5 at 5PM (ET)
- resPrefabricating Buildings Building a new home using traditional methods consumes significant energy—nearly 200 vehicle trips during the framing, roofing and finishing processes alone, according to some estimates—and involves significant materials waste. Offsite construction methods researched by Mohamed Al-Hussein, a professor in the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Engineering and holder of the NSERC Industrial Research Chair in the Industrialization of Building Construction, are revolutionizing the building construction industry, drastically reducing fuel consumption and virtually eliminating waste. Dr. Al-Hussein and his industrial partners have achieved these efficiencies by prefabricating building modules in the factory, then assembling the modules on site. Reza Nasseri, CEO of Edmonton-based Landmark Group of Builders, says this industrialization has been “a game-changer” for his company and the industry. “If I told you how much waste we’ve eliminated, it would sound like I was exaggerating,” says Nasseri. “I’m pretty sure this will change the entire North American industry.”
- resDr. Greg Scholes, recipient of the 2013 NSERC John C. Polanyi Award, will deliver a lecture on his award-winning research as part of the NSERC/Royal Canadian Institute for the Advancement of Science Foundation Lecture. This English-only event will be held at Ryerson University and is free and open to the public. Think you know someone who would like to attend? Share this poster with them:
- resUniversity of Manitoba food safety expert Richard Holley is working with food companies on natural treatments that could eliminate the risk of bacterial contamination. Naturally-occurring plant antimicrobials have a long history of use in foods, mostly for cultural reasons, but sometimes to extend shelf-life where refrigeration is unavailable. Dr. Holley’s basic research focuses on some of the more potent plant compounds to determine exactly how they inhibit spoilage and disease-causing bacteria. For example, his past work with the food industry revealed ground yellow mustard to be one of the more promising antimicrobial additives for preserving dry-fermented sausages. Because these sausages are manufactured without heat processing, they are occasionally vulnerable to E. coli contamination.
- resThe Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), and NSERC are developing a harmonized policy on access to research publications. From October 15 to December 13, 2013, NSERC and SSHRC will consult with a wide range of stakeholders in the research community on the draft consultation document, Tri-Agency Open Access Policy. We invite you to review and provide your feedback on the draft Tri-Agency Open Access Policy. Now live:
- resIntroducing the new and improved NSERC Awards Database! NSERC’s Awards Database enables you to search the database containing all grants and scholarships awarded by NSERC since 1991. Once you choose one or more parameters, then conduct your search, a list of awards (or a report) will be displayed. You can then obtain more details on a specific project by clicking on it. Check out the revamped NSERC Awards Database. Competition results for 2012-2013 now live.
- resMines operate in a complex, uncertain and high-risk global environment. Roussos Dimitrakopoulos is among the world's foremost thinkers in the field of stochastic mine planning optimization. This new framework is based on developing mathematical and computing models to help mining companies make the best possible strategic and sustainable decisions.
- resChristophe Caloz, one of NSERC's Top Researchers, is a research leader in the field of electromagnetic engineering who is developing a new generation of artificial semiconductor substances that are engineered to perform functions not possible with naturally occurring materials.
- resNEW VIDEO HELPS RESEARCH TEAMS PREPARE FOR A NSERC SITE VISIT:
- resCanada Graduate Scholarships – Master’s: Application and Common CV Now Available.
- resHere's a great profile of NSERC-funded researcher Qiaoqin Yang, Canada Research Chair in Nanoengineering Coating Technologies:
- resNSERC-funded researchers at the University of Alberta were featured on CTV News Edmonton for their breakthrough solar technology. Watch the video:
- resNSERC Ultra Electronics Maritime Systems Industrial Research Chair in Wireless Information Transmission and Networking announcement at Dalhousie University
- resExpanding our understanding of physics - NSERC Presents Two Minutes with Robert Seiringer
- resSustaining the World's Water Supplies
- res"Dr. Chan, a 2013 recipient of an NSERC Steacie Fellowship, is now leading the development of nanotechnology-based handheld diagnostic tools. This handheld-sized device would be capable of screening for biological molecules that indicate the presence of pathogens. The tool would be especially beneficial in the developing world and could be used to detect HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C, malaria and syphilis."
- res"Motivated by the promise that neutron stars can shed light on the fundamental nature of matter, Dr. [Vicky] Kaspi and her team have been patiently spying on a number of them, waiting for something interesting to happen. Now something has."
- resOn May 21, 2013, NSERC announced 3,808 research awards to scientists, researchers and students across Canada. These significant investments in discovery research will further our knowledge in a full range of fields in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. http://ow.ly/lhuHe
- resWhat began as a small group of companies meeting for a series of workshops has turned into a unique collaboration between the industry and the universities. The discussions resulted into the largest collaborative proposal focussed in mineral deposits ever put in place in Canada.
- resWatch this short interview with Anne-Marie Thompson, NSERC Director of Research Partnerships, about FIBRE Network's renewed funding. Visit the Network's Web site at www.fibrenetwork.org