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NRCan’s Best of 2018

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This collection of stories demonstrates the various ways that public servants at NRCan have gone above and beyond to serve Canadians and strengthen the natural resources sector.

From equipping ourselves with new Artificial Intelligence technologies to promoting diversity in the workplace and taking on agile approaches to science research, our public servants have pushed the boundaries of innovation and grown together.

These stories encapsulate the different ways that teams across our department have dreamt bigger, worked harder and emerged stronger this year.

 
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Streamlined Staffing Connecting Job Seekers to Hiring Managers in real life
Applying for a job with the government is no simple task. Find out how, this year, NRCan did something different.

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The Equal by 30 Campaign
Read about the NRCan-led Equal by 30 campaign, launched in May under the banner of the international Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM).

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Energy Label Experimentation using Carrot Rewards
Learn how NRCan’s Office of Energy Efficiency (OEE) established a Social Innovation "UnLab" to work with partners in and out of government.

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Clean Growth Hub
When a federal objective is at the heart of the mandate of several government departments, it requires deliberate and focused interdepartmental coordination to optimize federal efforts. Read more about this team effort.

 
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Making an Impact in Cleantech
Read how the Impact Canada Initiative uses prizes, challenges, and other innovative policy and program approaches to help solve Canada’s biggest challenges.

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Rapid risk assessment of natural hazards
Find out how a new web-based application allows for knowledge-based decision-making on prevention, preparedness and response by municipal and government agencies for disastrous severe weather and geological hazards.

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Steady steps towards reconciliation through the Indigenous Forestry Initiative
Discover how a new initiative aims to foster partnerships with Indigenous communities from a space of communication and respect.

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Understanding Geological Processes and Marine Geohazards in Baffin Island fjords and Baffin Bay
Read how this past summer, a team of NRCan technicians and scientists travelled to Baffin Island to understand the risks that earthquakes and landslides continue to present to small communities situated on the island’s coast.

 
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Science and Policy Integration Bootcamp and the Action Learning Team on Artificial Intelligence
Learn how participants in NRCan’s annual Science and Policy Integration (SPI) Leadership Bootcamp bridged the gap between these two disciplines to allow for effective, knowledge-based decision-making.

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“Where” Data Matters
Read how NRCan has launched several mapping projects that offer different lenses on the way that Canadians can view and access this data.

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