Leaders and Innovators: The MATCH Women’s Fund Grantees

It will take a vast amount of work to elevate and support women everywhere, but “women are uniquely and bravely creating change in their communities,” and The MATCH Fund is ensuring that they are able to continue this vital work.

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Canada’s First Geothermal Power Plant

At the end of last year, on a leased property two hours southeast of Regina, Saskatchewan, a local company, Deep Earth En​ergy Corp., began preparations for Canada’s first geothermal power plant. Unlike other renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar, geothermal energy runs 24/7, and isn’t subject to seasonal variations as with hydroelectric. According to CanGEA, the Canadian Geothermal Energy Association, Canada has enough geothermal potential to supply at least 5% of its electricity via geothermal. So why is this only Canada’s first plant?

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A Foxy Take on Sexual Reproductive Health in Canada’s Northwest Territories

Fostering Open eXpression among Youth (FOXY) is an arts-based sex-education program conceived in 2011 by Candice Lys to empower young women in Canada’s Northwest Territories. The program allows young women to explore, share and learn about sexual health, sexuality, and relationships through theatre, storytelling, and other arts.

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Culturally-Appropriate Housing for Life in Northern Canada

A new initiative in Northern Canada aims to develop housing for Aboriginal residents that are not only significantly more energy efficient than current buildings, but are also designed with cultural traditions in mind. The project, dubbed the “Northern Sustainable House” is being piloted in Arviat, Nunavut, with similar initiatives underway in Dawson City, Yukon, and Whitehorse, Northwest Territories.

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First-Year University Student Sets Her Challenges Malaria and Big Pharma

In her first year as a Life Sciences student at the University of Toronto, Jessie MacAlpine has developed a plant-based drug to fight the effects of malaria. The project’s name is Mustard Oil as an Apicomplexan-targeting Drug Therapy for Plasmodium falciparum, which won the Best Category for Medicine and Health Sciences at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. She …

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