The International Advisory Board members of the Canadian Journal of Chemistry were asked to list and emphasize the ways in which the field of chemistry is able to help the country rise to the different sustainability challenges.
Maintaining good health
The study of human health and well-being is a complex and interdisciplinary field. Health science includes the fields of medicine, psychology, nutrition, and exercise science. Health science research is conducted to improve our understanding of how the human body works and how to maintain good health.
This research can lead to new treatments for diseases and new ways to prevent illness. It can also help us better understand lifestyle choices’ role in health and well-being. Ultimately, the goal of health science is to improve the quality of life for everyone.
Cheap and clean energy
The Chemistry Department of Energy in Canada has a mission to advance national, economic and energy security through implementing policies regarding the nation’s nuclear weapons, nuclear energy and radiation protection, renewable energy, and energy efficiency.
Renewable energy is critical to the Department’s mission because it can help reduce the country’s dependence on foreign oil, create jobs in clean technology industries, and improve air quality.
To provide quality science education to citizens in Canada, the government has put in place several initiatives. For instance, the government has established the Canadian Education Quality Council, which ensures that all educational institutions in the country meet high standards.
Also, scholarships and financial assistance programs ensure everyone has access to quality education. The government has invested in new technologies to make educational materials accessible to citizens.