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Scientists brace for climate-fund cutoff

Climate scientists across Canada are preparing to shutter research projects and lay off staff as time runs out on the federal program that supports their work. The break comes despite the Trudeau government’s repeated emphasis on the need for science-based decision-making in response to climate change. For researchers who have welcomed recent statements from Ottawa [...]

By | June 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Is the staggeringly profitable business of scientific publishing bad for science?

In 2011, Claudio Aspesi, a senior investment analyst at Bernstein Research in London, made a bet that the dominant firm in one of the most lucrative industries in the world was headed for a crash. Reed-Elsevier, a multinational publishing giant with annual revenues exceeding £6bn, was an investor’s darling. It was one of the few [...]

By | June 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What Capabilities Does the Next Generation of Cockpits Offer?

By | June 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Space Apps Challenge 2017: A first for the CSA

From April 28 to 30, participants in Ottawa, Toronto and Waterloo joined developers, designers, students, engineers and entrepreneurs from around the world to create original applications during NASA's 2017 Space Apps Challenge. The Space Apps Challenge is an international hackathon that occurs over 48 hours in cities around the world. Participants work alone or with a team to share [...]

By | June 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ottawa’s Gastops gaining altitude with high-tech aircraft maintenance tools

(Source: Ottawa Business Journal) For nearly four decades, engineers at a nondescript office in an east-end industrial park have been doing their part to serve their country in a unique way: by building cutting-edge diagnostic tools that help keep engines running smoothly in everything from military search-and-rescue helicopters to fighter jets. They don’t get much [...]

By | June 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Elvie L. Smith Scholarship 2017 Winner

Apply for the 2018 The Elvie L. Smith Scholarship today! Jeremy Chan-Hao Wang is an aspiring “leader-engineer” and young entrepreneur whose mission is to apply aerospace innovation and leadership development to enable the future.  A self-starter and learner, Jeremy thrives on meaningful challenges. He has held various roles as part of more than 15 drone, rocket, [...]

By | May 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Charles Luttman Scholarship 2017 Winner

Apply for the 2018 Charles Luttman Scholarship today! Jeff Hough is a third-year Aerospace Engineering student in the Space Systems Design program at Carleton University. Over the 2014/15 and 2015/16 seasons, Jeff competed as a junior-level international ice dancer while simultaneously attending university and working as an NCCP certified professional coach. After representing Canada at [...]

By | May 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Thousands of tiny satellites are about to go into space and possibly ruin it forever

Halfway through the European Space Agency's new film, we're at the part where — if this were some happy space documentary from yesteryear — Carl Sagan might be giving us a tour of a distant galaxy. But it's 2017, Sagan is dead, and this is a film about space trash. So six minutes in, we're stuck a mere 800 miles above Earth, watching [...]

By | April 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Charles Luttman Scholarship 2016 Winner

Apply for the Charles Luttman Scholarship for 2017 - Deadline is March 31!   Lauren Reid, our 2016 winner, is a 3rd year Aerospace Engineering student in the Engineering Science program at the University of Toronto. She is inspired by Elon Musk and his business ventures, including SpaceX, and hopes to similarly have an entrepreneurial career [...]

By | February 24th, 2017|Scholarship Winners|0 Comments

The Elvie L. Smith Scholarship 2016 Winner

Apply for the Elvie L. Smith Scholarship for 2017  - Deadline is March 31! Brittney Cooper, our 2016 winner, is a 4th year undergraduate student at York University, completing an Honours Bachelor of Science double majoring in Atmospheric Science and Astronomy. She’s worked as a research assistant for Dr. John Moores since beginning her studies at [...]

By | February 24th, 2017|Scholarship Winners|0 Comments