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Strengthening the Foundations of Canadian Research

Canada's Fundamental Science Review - Investing in Canada's Future - Strengthening the Foundations of Canadian Research. The Panel was pleased to submit its report to the Government of Canada on April 10, 2017.
April 20, 2017

This is a picture of fire and thick dark smoke as seen in the distance from a highway. It was taken on May 1st, 2016, at the beginning of the Fort McMurray wildfire.

Supporting emergency management officials during the Fort McMurray wildfire response

The fires in Fort McMurray led to one of the largest mass evacuations in Canada’s history.  Information was spreading quickly on social media and between emergency management agencies. In light of the one-year anniversary of the Fort McMurray wildfires, read about how DRDC CSS’s unique expertise helped Alberta officials get a more accurate sense of what was happening on the ground.
May 2, 2017

Astronauts do have to be strong swimmers and comfortable in the water because much of their training take place in the pool. Thomas Karakolis swimming during one of the aptitude tests that is part of the astronaut candidate selection process.

Defence scientist was contender for spot as Canadian Astronaut

Defence Research and Development Canada scientist Thomas Karakolis was one of 72 candidates in the running to be one of the next Canadian Astronauts.
March 24, 2017

Operators from the Canadian Army’s 21 Electronic Warfare (EW) Regiment simulating offensive EW operations against virtual forces during the JNEX-1 experiments.

Canadian and Australian experts run experiments at Shirleys Bay

Canadian and Australian electronic warfare experts conducted the first Joint Non-Munitions Effects Experiment. The experiments will help the Canadian Armed Forces develop joint targeting based capabilities that help them use munitions and non-munitions based capabilities to neutralized terrorist attacks before they happen.
March 14, 2017

Dr. Sanela Dursun was the keynote speaker at the International Military Behavioural Sciences Conference hosted by Romania Ministry of National Defence in Bucharest in September 2016.

Women in Science - A series of infographics

A series of infographics developed to highlight Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC)’s female team members, who are examples of women in science.  This series highlight’s Canadian women in defence science.
March 8, 2017

illustration of various women

International Women’s Day - #equalitymatters - Status of Women Canada

March 8 is International Women’s Day — a day to recognize women’s achievements and acknowledge the challenges they continue to face in the quest for gender equality.
March 8, 2017


Statement - First workshop of the new Institute for Research in Defence and Security

Statement by Dr. Marc Fortin, Assistant Deputy Minister (Science &Technology) and Chief Executive Officer of Defence Research and Development Canada
February 27, 2017

Firefighters use foam to extinguish crude oil fire.

Exercise ATHENA photo gallery

Exercise ATHENA trains firefigheters and first responders to improve Canada's response to incidents involving flammable liquids transported by rail at the Institut maritime du Québec in Levis, Québec.
February 27, 2017


Government of Canada simulates train derailment to train first responders

On February 25-26, 2017, Transport Canada, and Defence Research and Development Canada’s Centre for Security Science will conduct Exercise Athéna, an exercise to improve the response capabilities of first responders to incidents involving a train carrying flammable liquids.
February 24, 2017


Exercise Athéna: improving Canada’s response to incidents involving flammable liquids transported by rail

On February 25 and 26, 2017, Transport Canada and Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), an agency of the Department of National Defence (DND), will conduct Exercise Athéna, a field exercise designed to improve Canada’s response capabilities in the event of an incident involving a train carrying flammable liquids, such as crude oil.
February 24, 2017

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