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Vision health awareness – maximizing the potential of Canadians to benefit from advances in ophthalmology

Vision health awareness – maximizing the potential of Canadians to benefit from advances in ophthalmology

In the early NINETIES, people receiving a diagnosis of wet macular degeneration would have learned two things: their vision would get worse and  there was no treatment available. The only option was a referral to a low-vision specialist to discuss how to function with dwindling sight.

Mapping the wheat genome will improve global food security

Mapping the wheat genome will improve global food security

The mapping of the wheat genome by an international team co-led by researchers from the University of Saskatchewan (USask) provides a fundamental tool for wheat research and plant breeding to develop better varieties with that can combat diseases, tolerate temperature and rainfall extremes, and meet different consumer needs, all while improving global food security.  

Celebrating a Canadian coffee legend

Celebrating a Canadian coffee legend

Albert-Louis Van Houtte’s skills laid the foundation for an iconic brand

Exceptional master roaster skills, innovation and listening to what his customers wanted were the foundation for Albert-Louis Van Houtte’s Original House Blend coffee created in Montreal way back in 1919. Those same values apply today as Van Houtte, the coffee brand that democratizes the artistry of the master roaster, celebrates its 100th anniversary.

Technologies for aging well

Technologies for aging well

Canada’s seniors are growing in number and living longer, as the country moves toward “super-aged” status, where more than 20 per cent of the population will be over 65, and more Canadians than ever are living to the age of 85 and beyond. How will millions of Canadians maintain their health and independence as they get older? 

Advancing social justice, education and health

Advancing social justice, education and health

The Association of Fundraising Professionals’ (AFP)/Globe and Mail special supplements on philanthropy are among the most important publications for the charitable sector every year because they highlight the vital work charities perform every day throughout the country. By focusing on the generosity and dedication of donors, along with the impact of our country’s charitable sector, we educate readers, thank donors and hopefully inspire many others to get involved.

Alberta – Economic Powerhouse

Alberta – Economic Powerhouse

Laura Kilcrease is on a mission to change the way the rest of Canada – and the world – perceive Alberta’s economy.

The CEO of Alberta Innovates, a provincially funded corporation with a mandate to deliver 21st-century solutions for the most compelling challenges facing Albertans, says there is far more to Alberta’s economy than just the energy sector.

Fraud Prevention Month

Fraud Prevention Month

Fraudsters are proving to be nimble, crafty and creative when it comes to exploiting the vulnerabilities, behaviours and dreams of Canadians. Seeking a partner can leave you exposed to “romance scams,” wanting to help family and friends may prompt you to hand over money for a “grandchild scam.” And schemes that play on your desire to be healthy and slim may promise that extra pounds can be shed with no or little effort, tout a “guaranteed cure” for serious conditions or offer rock-bottom prices for medication without asking for a prescription.

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Pixel perfect

Pixel perfect

From the challenge of the next game to potential applications in particle physics, biomechanics, medical imaging and more

The tiniest detail – an oddly drawn plume of smoke or teeth with an unnatural tint – can yank video game players or animated movie audiences out of their states of suspended disbelief.

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Less stress for referees

Less stress for referees

Better support for sports officials includes training with innovative technology

We’ve all been there: at the edge of our seats and engrossed in a game when the referee’s whistle interrupts the action. What comes next could be greeted with cheers or groans, depending on whether the call is in favour of our team or the opposition.

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Commitment to Reconciliation

Commitment to  Reconciliation

Indigenous law degree, the first of its kind in the world

At the University of Victoria this year, 26 law students began a four-year program from which, with dedication and hard work, they’ll graduate with two professional degrees, in Canadian Common Law (Juris Doctor or JD) and Indigenous Legal Orders (Juris Indigenarum Doctor or JID).

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Understanding the factors affecting people with eczema

Understanding the factors affecting people with eczema

Eczema can come with a range of symptoms, from mild – such as the occasional dry, itchy or rough skin – to moderate or severe, with an intense itch and frequent inflammation and rashes. Yet no matter the severity of the condition, the persistent itch-scratch cycle that comes with a flare-up typically wreaks havoc with the quality of life of people with eczema and their families, says Aleyna Zarras, regional trainer and skin expert at La Roche-Posay. She believes that awareness about the factors contributing to such flare-ups can help to gain a measure of control.

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Supporting Canada’s seniors

Supporting Canada’s seniors

Philanthropy is a key partner in Red Cross health initiatives for Canada’s vulnerable populations

For many Canadians, mention of the Red Cross conjures up images of aid workers on television screens helping victims in disaster zones around the world. While that’s one of the organization’s key roles globally, other less heralded efforts to help society’s most vulnerable are equally important.

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ESTATE PLANNING and WILLS Estate planning is essential for everyone

ESTATE PLANNING and WILLS Estate planning is essential for everyone

Half of all Canadians believe they are too young to worry about writing a will or don’t have enough assets to make it worthwhile, according to an Angus Reid Institute poll published earlier this year. That’s a mistake, says Sharon Hartung, an author and member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners’ (STEP) Digital Assets Special Interest Group.

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STEAM EDUCATION

STEAM EDUCATION

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics combine with the arts (STEAM) to prepare youth to thrive in a technology-driven world

It’s been barely two years since the official launch of Canada 2067, but the ambitious 50-year program to promote learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) has already gripped the imagination of educators, learners and the business community more firmly than its founders had hoped for.

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