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Tsunami layers on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

The Mystery of the Missing Village

John Cassidy explains how Traditional knowledge, science and history align on big west coast earthquakes.

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When the earth whispers …

On the day that Simply Science caught up with seismologist Dr. John Cassidy in Victoria, there was, by coincidence, a small earthquake in that city.

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Indigenous students get creative with geospatial data

Nicole Collison and Kyla Hvatum, two young Indigenous women from Inuvik, used data conversion software to create a Minecraft world of their town’s satellite station facility.

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Christmas tree science

When it comes to Christmas trees, the Grinch can have wings, antennae and several pairs of legs or eyes.

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World’s tallest hybrid wood building: Vancouver’s 18-storey student residence

7 things to know about the Brock Commons UBC Residence, the world’s tallest hybrid wood building.

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Reaching New Heights with Wood

A construction project underway in Vancouver, British Columbia, aims to showcase the practicality and environmental benefits of using wood in tall buildings.

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Biorefineries: Helping Transform Canada’s Forest Industry

Pulp and paper mills across Canada are transforming themselves into modern biorefineries by producing a wide range of new forest products.

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Pipelines - now and then

Over the last 20 years, the pipeline industry has gone from a little-noticed utility to front-page news and a proxy for the war against fossil fuels writ large.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Direct Contact Steam Generation

From oil sands to bitumen extraction to why Canadian oil is so important, here are our frequently asked questions about direct contact steam generation.

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Producing Forest Products From Birch Trees

New technology will allow a pulp mill in Quebec to produce and commercialize dissolving pulp from birch trees, a currently underutilized species.

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