Canada 150: Innovation, Science and Technology

This collection focuses on Canadian contributions in science and technology, as well as accomplishments demonstrating our innovative spirit. We examine major steps forward in the aeronautics, agricultural and medical sectors, as well as a host of more recent developments, ranging from clean technologies to the impact of social media, the sharing economy and artificial intelligence.

  • 2016
  • 13-14
  • 36 Titles

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Marketplace Brain Training: Mind Games Classroom Favourites

Can you train your brain to be better? In a powerful journey into the world of memory, Marketplace host Tom Harrington explores the fears of many Canadians, and his own, when it comes to memory loss. Having lost his parents and father-in-law to Alzheimer’s, Tom puts himself, and an industry, to the test. From popular brain training games to new technology that ...
  • 2015
  • 00:43:32
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/02/2015

The Nature of Things Build Green

In a refreshing hour, Build Green advises making the sun, wind and rain — along with dirt, straw and sewage — your friends. By building a house using innovative practices and materials, you'll not only do the earth a favour, but you could save big bucks too. From retro-fitting a hip, old Montreal housing complex with state-of-the-art sustainable energy systems, to ...
  • 2007
  • 00:44:32
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Canada, Above and Beyond: Conquering Geography (Part 2 of 4)

From the beginning, air flight in Canada presented dizzying possibilities. It would link citizens across the country and make it possible to exploit Canada’s immense natural resources. But there were formidable hurdles to overcome. Follow the story of the Beaver, Canada’s solution to flying backcountry; of native communities taking command of their destiny by owning their own airline; of fighting ...
  • 2009
  • 00:42:42
  • General
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Canadian Innovations

Three short documentaries from The National look at Canadian companies thriving despite the current economic downturn. Their secret: embracing today’s new green economy. As auto manufacturing plants begin to rust away, meet the small Mississauga-based company, Electrovaya, that’s creating 100% recyclable portable power packs for electric cars. Then track the success of a McGill University team building a silent snowmobile that ...
  • 2009
  • 00:11:56
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Canadian Teen Discovers Method to Turn Waste Water into Electricity

A Vancouver high school student thinks he knows what to do with the one billion litres of waste water that gets flushed down toilets and sent down sink drains every day in the Greater Vancouver Area. Austin Wang, who has won numerous science awards, came up with a way to genetically modify micro-organisms so that they could clean waste water ...
  • 2016
  • 00:06:57
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/27/2016

Venture Canadian Youth Business Foundation

Meet the owners of some of Canada's newest business startups. These young entrepreneurs had great ideas, but little money and no options for family investment or bank loans. Luckily, along came the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF), the brainchild of a CIBC banker. This privately funded program provides loans and business advice to young entrepreneurs right across the country. They ...
  • 2000
  • 00:07:52
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Fortune Hunters Cellphone Frenzy: Making Money with Mobile Applications

Canadians send over 45 million text messages every day, a statistic that has cellphone companies “LOL-ing” all the way to the bank. And even in 2009’s murky economy, it looks like the mobile market is still one worth dialing into. Cellphones are a $3.8 trillion dollar worldwide industry, with Canadian market accounting for a $38 billion dollar chunk of that ...
  • 2009
  • 00:19:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - March 2001 Cloning Human Embryos: Ethical Quandary

Britain and other governments have recently taken the controversial step of allowing scientists to clone human embryos for medical research. As has occurred in many countries, an ethical debate on human cloning and its related issues has raged in Canada for a number of years since the technology to do so has become more of a reality. Canada, however, has ...
  • 2001
  • 00:11:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2001

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