Events

Two weeks ago, UrtheCast announced its inclusion in PwC’s Top 20 Vision to Reality Awards. Now, announced just yesterday, UrtheCast has made PwC’s second cut and has been placed on the Vision to Reality finalist list. In addition to the final Top 10, two other awards will be up for grabs on Nov. 7 in Toronto, including [...]

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The Picks Are In For PwC’s 2013 Vision To Reality Awards

Theras A. Gordon Wood ‐ Company

For the first time, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has announced its shortlist of Top 20 Canadian tech companies, in preparation for its 11th annual Vision to Reality awards. 2013 marks a strong showing for British Columbia, with a particularly high ratio of BC tech firms in PwC’s mix. It’s a group that UrtheCast is proud to be a [...]

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Spring On Earth: Our Favourite Photos From Space

Theras A. Gordon Wood ‐ Company

From the moment a child first recognizes his or her reflection, their sense of self awareness is forever changed. So too was humanity’s when we got our first look at the planet from space. It was a life-changing event on a species-wide scale — our microcosm suddenly became extremely macro and we were able to [...]

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A Fond Look Back At Hadfield’s ISS Mission (VIDEO)

Theras A. Gordon Wood ‐ Company

As the first Canadian commander of the International Space Station, Chris Hadfield had many important duties aboard the giant Earth-orbiting laboratory, not the least of which was overseeing the safety of the crew. But as Hadfield’s time aboard the ISS comes to a close, a review of his tenure reveals what has been obvious to [...]

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Music Monday Marks Hadfield’s Final Live Event On The ISS

Theras A. Gordon Wood ‐ Company

Space and the arts are no strangers, having been pretty friendly over the years. It’s not, for instance, uncommon for astronauts to know how to wield a guitar, with the most recent renaissance man aboard the ISS being Canada’s Earth-space ambassador, Commander Chris Hadfield. Now, after a series of (gone-viral) live chats with celebs and students, [...]

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Who Is SpaceX’s Competition?

Theras A. Gordon Wood ‐ Company

For almost a year now, California’s SpaceX has seemed a little like the rabbit of the U.S. commercial space race – fast, sleek, glamorous, and running circles around its closest competitor, Orbital Sciences Corp. of Virginia.

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Space Apps Challenge: The Hackathon Is On

Theras A. Gordon Wood ‐ Company

Calling all space geeks: The hackathon is on. Bring your dreams, your drink (the caffeinated kind, of course) and your skills to any one of 75 locations in 41 countries around this world – or the whole Blue Marble if you choose to join virtually – to the second annual International Space Apps Challenge, April [...]

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