Innovation, Science & Technology in Canada

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
  • 37 Titles

Included in this collection

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

Access to this content is reserved to News in Review | Archives subscribers.

More details

Teacher Guide(s)

  • Cloning Human Embryos: Ethical Quandary

Disrupting Design Disrupting Design, Episode 1

In the first episode of CBC Arts' Disrupting Design, host Matt Galloway looks at innovations in academic architecture (the new Student Centre at Ryerson University), bicycle design (the electric Revelo Flex), and programmable matter (interactive flying microbots callede BitDrones).
  • 2016
  • 00:21:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/04/2016

The Nature of Things Dreams of the Future

We live in a world where technology is constantly changing, and keeping up with the latest everything can be a challenge. The Nature of Things asked Dr. Jennifer Gardy to explore current scientific research that will impact us all in the future. She travels from Toronto to Los Angeles, Tokyo, Munich and back to Vancouver exploring the brave new world of 3D ...
  • 2014
  • 00:43:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/04/2015

Fortune Hunters Easy Meals: The Ready-To-Eat Trend

With Canadians working longer hours than ever, many people are just too busy to cook but still want a home-cooked meal. Combine that with an increased focus on health and nutrition and you've got a hot market full of new companies offering options in the "ready-to-eat" category. From Dartmouth, NS, Greg and Paulette Dunn are running their meal assembly kitchen, ...
  • 2008
  • 00:21:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Fortune Hunters Eco Initiatives: Weathering Climate Change

With the recession weighing on most consumers’ minds, you might think environmentally friendly thoughts are being pushed to the side. But while demand for green consumer products has dropped somewhat, plenty of North Americans remain committed to doing better by Mother Earth. Both the Canadian and American governments are reacting to the recession by spending to stimulate economic growth. And ...
  • 2009
  • 00:19:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Fortune Hunters Eco-preneurs: Business Goes Green

Episode 1 of Fortune Hunters, the cutting-edge new business series focused on "trends" — the powerful shifts in human behaviour and in economic activity that define today’s world. Ever since Al Gore sounded the alarm bell, people are refocusing on the crisis of climate change. Smart entrepreneurs know that more and more, consumers are willing to pay to help clear their ...
  • 2008
  • 00:20:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Fortune Hunters Facebook Factor: Social Networking for Profit

Log on, sign in, and cash out. That seems to be the business model for the multitude of social networking sites that have taken over cyberspace in the past few years. Sites like MySpace, Facebook and Twitter dominate the dot com world and our free time. Canadians spend an average of 43 hours per month online, with Facebook and MySpace ...
  • 2009
  • 00:19:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - November 2016 Flying High: Hoverboard Inventor Develops Dreams

In May 2015, Montreal inventor Catalin Alexandru Duru was recognized as having broken the world record for the longest hoverboard flight. He flew up to five metres above a lake for more than 275 metres aboard his homemade propeller-powered personal flying device. Now, Duru and his company Omni Hoverboards are working on the next generation — one we all may ...
  • 2016
  • 00:15:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/23/2016

Access to this content is reserved to News in Review | Archives subscribers.

More details

Teacher Guide(s)

  • NIR-16-11 - Flying High: Hoverboard Inventor Develops Dreams