News archive - March 2023

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

The importance of knowledge translation in health care

Tablets in a pill box.

In an age of misinformation, knowledge translation is an increasingly important way to communicate research to the audiences who need it.

Friday, March 24, 2023

Prof. Scott Taylor wins the Bernard Belleau Award for contributions to medicinal chemistry

Dr. Scott Taylor

Dr. Scott Taylor has been awarded the Bernard Belleau Award from the Chemical Institute of Canada for his numerous and important contributions to medicinal chemistry. Taylor is a world leader in the study of an important class of antibacterial drugs known as the calcium-dependent lipopeptide antibiotics (CDAs).

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Mitigating errors in superconducting quantum circuits to pave the way for future quantum computers

Aluminum superconducting electrical circuit

With the quantum age on the horizon, scientists are working to develop quantum computers that will have a processing speed exponentially faster than today’s most advanced supercomputer. Building a useful quantum computer is one of the great engineering challenges of our time. In all implementations, qubits that are reliable, stable, and scalable are essential in this endeavor. 

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Researchers bring theory to reality with a new experiment

Four people standing beside a white tank

Energy is present everywhere in the universe, from the tiniest particles to the vastness of space. According to quantum mechanics, vacuum states like outer space are not actually empty, because when observed at microscopic scales, there are spontaneous energy fluctuations. 

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Velocity $5K winter 2023 semi-finalists announced

Velocity $5K semi-finals with 4 pictures of students from previous competitions

Two science-led companies will take the stage this week and pitch at Velocity’s $5K Winter 2023 semi-finals for their chance to advance to the finals later this month.