Paul Corkum, Joint Laboratory for Attosecond Science, University of Ottawa and National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, is the 2018 recipient of the Gold Medal Award in recognition of in recognition of his conceptual contributions and the development of new laser methods that have led to the creation of the field of attoscience. The Gold Medal of the Society is the highest honor the Society bestows. Beginning in 1977, it has been awarded annually in recognition of outstanding engineering or scientific accomplishments in optics, electro-optics, or photographic technologies or applications.
A new revolutionary nanodevice could be a huge step towards personalized medicine – for which truly affordable diagnostic technologies for rapidly and accurately detecting disease biomarkers, at the point of care, are needed. Read the complete article.
A report on women's participation in the patenting activities of the Government of Canada clearly demonstrates the progress made by women in STEM sectors and their key assets in the 21st century economy. Read the complete article.
A team of researchers at the University of Ottawa, working with Health Canada, the University of Toronto and the Institut national de santé publique du Québec, examined chemical exposure experienced by Ottawa Fire Service firefighters during on-shift, emergency fire operations between January 2015 and April 2016. Read the complete article.
The Graham Wright Award was inaugurated to recognize individuals who have made sustained and significant contributions to the Canadian Mathematical Community and, in particular, the Canadian Mathematical Society. More information on the award and past recipients.
Newly published results from a study on food security and quality in First Nations communities in the Atlantic provinces show that food insecurity is rampant and that many households would like more access to traditional foods. The study found that 31% of First Nations households in the Atlantic provinces are severely or moderately food insecure, compared to the national average of 8%. Read the complete article.