Seeing is Believing

  Can advanced technology improve the sight of the visually impaired? An Ottawa-based company believes so. Founded in 2006 by telecom entrepreneur Conrad Lewis – whose two sisters suffer from Stargardt’s disease – eSight Corp. develops intelligent video eyewear for people challenged by macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and other low-vision conditions. The company’s signature product,

Shedding New Light On Fibre Optics

One of Canada’s two Ontario-based researchers recently named to MIT’s Top 35 Innovators Under 35 list talks about the revolutionary work she’s doing to make the computer facilities that store our Internet data more efficient. From the music and movies we download to our personal email accounts, our data centres are becoming overloaded. Dr. Joyce

Globalive CEO harnesses WIND power

Anthony Lacavera is clear about his goal: grow WIND Mobile into the country’s fourth-largest wireless carrier within the next few years. It may seem like a tall order – WIND Mobile has 400,000+ subscribers, which is not in the big leagues yet – but don’t underestimate Lacavera. For the past 14 years he’s been focused

GasTOPS: Advanced Aerospace Machine Monitoring

As Canada’s capital and fourth largest city, Ottawa is home to the federal government and top-tier ICT companies such as Corel, Mitel and Cognos. Ottawa also has the highest per capita concentration of engineers, scientists and residents with PhDs in Canada. But technocrats, techies and top-notch talent aside, Ottawa has something else: a highly innovative,

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UWO researchers on the verge of a vaccine for HIV

Within five years there may well be a safe and effective vaccine for HIV and if there is, it could be thanks to the work of Dr. Chil-Yong Kang and his team of researchers at the University of Western Ontario’s Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry. This month, human clinical trials begin in the USA

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Understanding The Great Reset: an interview with Richard Florida

Richard Florida, a professor at the Rotman School of Management and senior editor at The Atlantic magazine, is a sought-after speaker on global trends, economics, prosperity, competitiveness and growth. Richard Florida is author of the global best-seller The Rise of the Creative Class and Who’s Your City?, a national and international best-seller and Amazon Book

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Ontario’s medical devices industry: providing solutions for global markets

“Ontario’s potential to become a medical devices powerhouse is within our grasp,” says Dr. Tofy Mussivand. Dr. Mussivand knows what he’s talking about. The respected Ottawa scientist has been involved in Ontario’s medical devices sector for more than a quarter of a century. Inventor of an early heart pump, he now heads the Medical Devices

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Talkin’ ’bout my generation…

If you remember the song with that lyric, you’re either a Boomer (born 1946-1964) or a Silent (born 1927-1945). If you’re a GenXer (born 1965-1981) you might know the song because your parents had the record, and if you’re a Millennial (born 1982-present) you may have heard snippets of The Who’s classic as part of

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The Ontario Brain Institute: Patient-Focused Research

Everyone knows someone with a brain disease or disorder, which means we all know the devastating effects. According to the World Health Organization, 38 per cent of total years lost to death and disability result from brain diseases. To put that into perspective, the total years lost to death and disability from cancer sits around