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Hand-built bicycle tells a historical story of a colourful, Ontario teen
Oct 24, 2019
The Billings Estate National Historic Site is currently displaying a curious wooden bicycle. It was hand built in the late 1890s by a teenager named James Henry Blair, using materials scavenged off his father’s Gloucester farm. Artifacts at the Canada Science and Technology Museum give us a rare chance to explore the mindset of this young inventor as he puzzled through the process of how to build a bicycle with limited resources.
Engineering & Technology
Christian Bagg and the Icon Explore
Nov 23, 2018
For Canada History Week 2018 - A short blog post highlighting Christian Bagg’s creativity and innovation, which helped him develop the Icon Explore adaptive off-road vehicle.
Making youth a key part of Canada’s innovation ecosystem
Ingenium - Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation
Oct 17, 2018
This fall, I had the honour of participating in a wide range of events that showcased the innovative potential of Canadian youth. From the Little Inventors: Inventions for Space Canada-wide competition (run by Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and the Canadian Space Agency) to the Prime Minister's Science Fair to the official launch of the University of Ottawa's Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) complex, I have seen first-hand the unlimited potential of
Researchers offer up an "a-peeling" solution to plastic wrap
Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
Apr 27, 2018
Did you know that Canada processes a whopping 2.86 million tonnes of potatoes a year — into things like frozen French fries, instant mashed potatoes and chips? Unfortunately, all of that processing translates into a lot of potato waste. But recently — at the University of Alberta — a team of innovative researchers found a way to put these potato processing leftovers to good use...by transforming then into a biodegradable plastic! Watch this short, educational video — developed by the Canada