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    How do you do research in the Arctic? (To the Point)

    Canada’s North, while it’s beautiful, is known for extreme weather and vast areas of rock, ice and snow, covering five million square kilometres including a mind-blowing 36,000 islands. Just getting there can seem daunting! If scientists wanted to conduct scientific research in Canada’s Arctic, how would they get there? They’d call Natural Resources Canada’s Polar Continental Shelf Program, as they provide logistics to support research in the North.

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Sable Island: Canada’s original North Atlantic shapeshifter

Sable Island: Canada’s original North Atlantic shapeshifter

Sable Island is a truly unique microenvironment that’s been shaped and reshaped by changing sea levels, ice sheets, strong winds and waves for at least 10,000 years. It’s well known for its thriving wild horse population and one-of-a-kind wildlife. And now, scientists from Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and Parks Canada are working together to understand how the wild forces of nature influence this shapeshifter.
Southeast of mainland Nova Scotia sits "Sable Island", a small crescent shaped island home to magnificent wild horses and one-of-a-kind wildlife. But with the potential impacts of climate change on sensitive coastal areas, can a small island made entirely of sand survive the forces of nature in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean? On this episode, we talk to scientists with new research examining the future of Sable Island.
Canada’s North, while it’s beautiful, is known for extreme weather and vast areas of rock, ice and snow, covering five million square kilometres including a mind-blowing 36,000 islands. Just getting there can seem daunting! If scientists wanted to conduct scientific research in Canada’s Arctic, how would they get there? They’d call Natural Resources Canada’s Polar Continental Shelf Program, as they provide logistics to support research in the North.
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Inspiring minds, 17 ways to get excited about STEM

Inspiring minds, 17 ways to get excited about STEM

Simply Science asked Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) scientists about what, or who, inspires them. From pebbles to radio programs, creative cooking, YouTube stars and binge-worthy TV series, here are 17 super cool ways to get excited about STEM careers.
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Scientists make discoveries by building on previous discoveries made by scientists before them. But what happens when the next generation of scientists is not an accurate representation of the population? What happens when we fail to bring in fresh perspectives? On this episode, we talk about the importance of diversity and inclusivity in the world of science.
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Research scientist Roger Paulen and his colleagues are “Ore Detectives”! By studying how glaciers impacted the land surface of Canada, they provide framework information to help industry locate buried mineral deposits. Find out how they use mapping and sampling of the surficial sediments to increase exploration success in northern Canada.

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