Features

Healthcare insiders weigh in on Canada’s pandemic response

By Abigail Cukier We asked, they answered In late January, a Toronto man who had travelled to Wuhan, China – the epicentre of COVID-19 – was diagnosed with Canada’s first presumptive case of the virus. Since then, there have been more than 500,000 confirmed cases (as of mid-December), and almost 15,000 deaths. The pandemic continues to affect almost every aspect …

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Canada’s supercomputers are pushing the limits of discovery

Canada is just beginning to catch up in the global race for the bigger, better computer with the country’s network of academic supercomputers, pushing up the leaderboard of the Top500 supercomputers on the planet. And even now, as the potency of these high-performance machines is being harnessed to find answers that were previously out of reach for Canadian researchers, companies like IBM, Google, Intel and Microsoft are leaping ahead with whole new breeds – quantum and exascale computers.

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The UBC farm

Run by the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems, this research program probes the complexities of crop resiliency.

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FEATURE: Biomedical selfies

On the road to extraordinary discoveries, a team of University of British Columbia chemists connected the dots this year, and arrived at what they refer to as “biomedical selfies” – using smartphones for clinical testing.

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