Ontario government cuts $24 million in funding to two artificial intelligence research institutes

TORONTO – Ontario has cut funding for artificial intelligence research, eliminating $24 million to two institutes. The Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence received $20 million last year and the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research received $4 million, but this year’s…

‘Grow my understanding’: Grade 9 girls explore STEM career options in Calgary

Around 1,000 Grade 9 girls from 90 schools in Calgary got hands-on with their futures on Wednesday. The University of Calgary, Mount Royal University and SAIT put on Explore STEM, a program that engages girls in science, technology, engineering and…

Winners of Canada-wide contest invent tools for easier life in space

The Canadian Space Agency challenged children across the country to come up with clever ideas that could be developed into inventions to make life in space easier and more fun. On Thursday, hundreds of students from across the country gathered…

Winners of Canada-wide contest are building the tools for an easier life in space

The Canadian Space Agency challenged children across the country to come up with clever ideas that could be developed into inventions to make life in space easier and more fun. As Megan Yamoah reports, the winners had a chance to…

Forecast for wildfire season to come amid extreme danger already in Western Canada

Officials say the wildfire danger is already high to extreme in areas of Western Canada. Natural Resources Canada’s Northern Forestry Centre in Edmonton is providing a briefing Wednesday on this year’s fire season forecast. READ MORE: Climate change report warns of…

Bridgewater, N.S., wins Smart Cities Challenge, earns $5M towards reducing energy poverty

A town of 8,700 people in Nova Scotia will be the recipient of $5 million from Infrastructure Canada after winning the Smart Cities Challenge for their proposal to reduce energy poverty. The Town of Bridgewater was one of five finalists…