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

The National Green Sweep: Transforming Our Trash

Canadians are generating more waste than ever. But even if we reduce our garbage as much as we can, what can we do with the waste that's left? This series of six mini-documentaries from The National looks at innovative ways some Canadians already recycle and re-use, as well as the big-ticket items we still struggle to scrap responsibly. Whether it's the runaway ...
  • 2008
  • 00:22:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture Grocery.com

How would you like to gamble with 70 million dollars of investor's money? Bill DiNardo is betting that Canadians will buy their apples, Windex and cookies by computer. This episode explores the new and risky business of online grocery shopping.
  • 2000
  • 00:07:32
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Harvesting the City

Fashioning a new industry out of scraps, cleaning up with dirty diapers and making a meal out of leftovers: this isn't just recycling, it's a whole new way of harvesting the city. We take a look at what your garbage becomes and it's a fascinating journey. Learn about the entrepreneurs and the new industries that are turning our garbage into ...
  • 1996
  • 00:25:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National HitchBOT the Hitchhiking Robot

A hitchhiking robot is attempting to travel across Canada relying on the kindness (and curiosity) of strangers. The tiny talking robot has embarked on what is hoped to be a 6,000 km trek from Halifax to Victoria. HitchBOT is entirely dependent on human beings for its survival. It's part of a Canadian research project looking into the evolving relationship between ...
  • 2014
  • 00:07:07
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/27/2014

Our Vancouver Inside Vancouver Public Library's New Inspiration Lab

The CBC's Johanna Wagstaffe gets a tour of the Vancouver Public Library's new 7,500 square foot digital media lab
  • 2015
  • 00:01:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/06/2015

The National Inspiration for Innovation: How Disabilities are Changing Big Business

After decades as a niche market, the disabled population has become a driving force in technology and a giant inspiration for innovation. As the boomer population ages, the increasing numbers of those living with disabilities represents an enormous business opportunity. This report looks at how businesses and entrepreneurs develop pitches and products that hit the right inclusive note.
  • 2014
  • 00:10:24
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/02/2014

Venture Internet Geeks

When Matt Harrop was in high school, he didn’t like the way internet companies were doing business. So, he dropped out of high school, borrowed $7,500 and started his own company. His gamble paid off and within 12 short months, his company was a cyberspace success story.
  • 1996
  • 00:09:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Exchange Jobs at Risk from Automation

CBC's Havard Gould talks with Sean Mullin of the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship (BII+E) about how robotics and artificial intelligence could eliminate a huge number of Canadian jobs. They discuss career tips to avoid finding oneself among the 42% of Canada's workforce that may be replaced by automation over the next 10 to 20 years.
  • 2016
  • 00:05:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/05/2016