Hi – me again! This time writing from the British Consulate-General in Vancouver. For those who keep up with our blog, I was previously working at the British High Commission in Ottawa as Science and Innovation Officer. With Nicole back in her seat as team lead in Ottawa, I moved out West to take up the role in Vancouver for a short term. What blogger/scientist/science policy geek wouldn’t take … Ottawa to Vancouver Roadie! With a side of Canada-UK science…
Ground Control to Major Tim – What does Canadian Col Chris Hadfield recommend that UK astronaut Tim Peake bring with him to space?
Col Chris Hadfield has been busy since returning to planet Earth. He has been touring Canada promoting his new book and answering the public’s inexhaustible questions about life in space. On November 17th, at Science World in Vancouver, Chris was taking questions from both the curious public and curious astronauts! In this unique UK-Canada space connection, Tim Peake, a UK Astronaut destined for the International Space Station (ISS) fellow astronaut … Ground Control to Major Tim – What does Canadian Col Chris Hadfield recommend that UK astronaut Tim Peake bring with him to space?
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Last week we had the pleasure of welcoming Dr. Andrée Carter, Director of the UK Collaboration for Development Science (UKCDS) to Canada. She came at our invitation, to participate in a panel entitled: The world in 2020: Three questions for internationalised science, at the Canadian Science Policy Conference (CSPC), held in Toronto. She preceded her visit with a short (but intense) visit to Ottawa, where we were able to meet with several Canadian players … Promoting UK development science in Canada
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In the lead-up to the G8 Dementia Research Summit in London next month, we have invited the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Institute of Aging Scientific Director Dr. Yves Joanette to share his thoughts on current dementia research taking place in Canada… Dementia research: the Canadian approach
Thanksgiving kicked off the unofficial season of gluttonous indulgence that will stretch right through New Year’s – assuming that Easter does not count. I don’t know about you, but I try to undo what I did to my belly during this gluttony season from January to September – when the diet mode is thrown out the window even before I reach the gravy during Thanksgiving… It’s chow time!
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I have only been on the job a few weeks now, and it has been an extreme pleasure to join the Science and Innovation team. It is very exciting to be covering the wealth of opportunities offered across Alberta… An introduction from Calgary
[View the story "Canadian science news: 4-10 November 2013" on Storify]