To mathematical infinity and beyond: The why and how of virtual reality in Canadian classrooms

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Jasleen Grewal, Communications, Education and Outreach co-editor “Melissa Kaplan begins her junior high school day on 4/4/2020 by rolling out of bed and donning her Ultralite TM glasses and gloves. […] she picks up a virtual microscope and dissection instrument […]. A little squeamish, Melissa needs some reassurance and instructions from her Virtual Teacher before […]

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Technology that puts the “Access” in Accessibility

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Sri Ray-Chauduri, Technology & Engineering editor Canadians have been front-and-centre in contributing to technological advances in accessibility for people with disabilities. In the 1950s, Canadian engineer George Klein invented the first electric wheelchairwhile working at the National Research Council. Since then, the digital revolution has not only changed the types of innovations needed to improve […]

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The space adventures of David Saint-Jacques

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Ryan Marciniak, Physics & Astronomy Editor David Saint-Jacquesis Canada’s first astronaut to fly a mission on board the International Space Station (ISS) since Chris Hadfield commanded the vessel in 2013. Since his arrival on December 3rd, 2018, David has participated in a broad variety of tasks, including equipment repairs, science data gathering, spacewalks, and outreach […]

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Technology in health care: Essential but costly

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Robert Gooding-Townsend and Braydon Black, Science in Society co-editors On April 23, 2019, the federal government announced an $81-million initiative to allow researchers to analyze health data across provinces. Dr. Kim McGrail, at the University of British Columbia, will lead The Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) Canadian Data Platform. According to the website, SPOR “will […]

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Top 3 reasons to attend Science Rendezvous on May 11

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Dr. Emily Agard, Director of SciXchange at Ryerson University, Toronto Join us for Science Rendezvous! This annual free festival makes science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) accessible to thousands of people with a day of engaging, informative and interactive events across the country. This year, Science Rendezvous highlights how we can infuse the arts into […]

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