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Government of Canada funds digital technologies to improve accessibility for Canadians with disabilities

| Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada | news releases

The Internet is an important gateway to developing and maintaining professional, social, economic and cultural networks within the digital economy. However, many Canadians are still not taking full advantage of these benefits—not by choice, but because of significant barriers to accessing technology and the Internet.


Minister Duncan Celebrates Global Accessibility Awareness Day

| Employment and Social Development Canada | statements

Global Accessibility Awareness Day aims to recognize the importance of digital access and inclusion for people with different disabilities. On this 7th Global Accessibility Awareness Day, let’s ask ourselves what our lives would be like if technology was not accessible to us.


Putting the best research tools in the hands of Canada’s scientists

| Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada | news releases

Canada’s scientists are making discoveries that lead to new opportunities, a stronger economy and a growing middle class. To keep up Canada’s competitive edge, however, our researchers must have access to the most sophisticated tools and laboratories to help them break new ground in areas such as climate change, clean energy, ocean research and artificial intelligence. The Government of Canada, through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), helps universities do just that.


Why scientists must be free to speak

| Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada | news releases

Scientists must be free to speak to the public about their work. We live in a world where that freedom is not always a reality. But speaking about their research, without fear of persecution, is part of scientists’ path towards making new discoveries and uncovering the truths of our world.


Minister Duncan to take part in science festival with youth

| Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada | media advisories

The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, will attend Science Rendezvous at University of Guelph-Humber. The event is part of Science Odyssey 2018, a 10-day cross-country celebration showcasing just how much science, technology and innovation shape our daily lives. As part of the Science Rendezvous event, the Minister will speak to participants about the importance of exploring science in the world around us. She will also participate in some of the demonstrations with the young participants.


Canada’s researchers have more opportunities to explore, discover and succeed than ever before

| Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada | news releases

Without the hard work of Canada’s researchers, we would not have the discoveries and innovations that are powering a brighter future for all people. Their commitment to science and scholarship drives advances in new technology fields, novel medical treatments, clean energy, economics and so much more.


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