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Testing building envelopes in a state-of-the-art facility (Byte-Sized Science)

CABER laboratories is part of a brand new facility specifically designed to test building envelopes — all the components of a building that separate the indoors from the outdoors. Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and Carleton University are working together to explore ways to build buildings that are better, healthier and more resilient to climate change. Join us as we tour the facility with NRCan’s Alex Ferguson and Carleton’s Cynthia Cruickshank and Christopher Baldwin, as well as Carleton students Tait Seguin and Calene Baylis.


Bridging traditional and scientific knowledge in Tuktoyaktuk

This is the first in a series of Simply Science articles exploring places where traditional Indigenous knowledge intersects with conventional core science. Incredible value can be found when community members are actively involved in scientific research conducted close to home. This approach is especially meaningful in remote corners of the land where people are experiencing the devastating effects of climate change right outside their front doors.


Harnessing the power of volcanoes: The search for geothermal energy

This journey begins with a helicopter ride to a remote volcanic zone on the West Coast of British Columbia — a site noted for potential eruptions, steaming vents and unpredictable weather. It’s all in a day’s work for this scientific team. They’re searching for a hard-to-find, yet promising, piece of the puzzle in our work against climate change: geothermal energy.

December 2022


New report brings experts together for stronger, safer, more resilient communities

People in B.C. are exposed to a wide variety of potentially devastating natural hazards, including landslides, tsunamis, and earthquakes. Now, the first edition of the Resilience Pathways Report provides a better understanding of disaster risk, while considering climate change adaptation and evaluating the potential social and economic impacts on B.C. communities.

October 2022