Why Do We Want to Conserve Peatlands?

Jul 13 2020

Dr. Bin Xu is a man with a mission. As a peatland ecologist, he wants to increase awareness of the importance of peatlands and wetland ecosystems in our environment.

Propelling start-ups to the finish line

Jul 06 2020

A key component of COSIA’s business strategy is to identify clean technologies from innovators – including start-up companies – that can be applied in the oil sands. But as we began working with newly-established businesses, we quickly realized that we needed to work with them in a different way as we did not have the expertise to incubate early stage technology ventures.

COSIA Bingo - Land Reclamation in the Oil Sands

Jul 10 2020

If you're not familiar with all of the topics on land reclamation listed above, check out these innovative reclamation stories/initiatives: 

Up and Coming Researcher Wins Vanier Award

Jul 01 2020
University of Alberta PhD student Heidi Cossey has received a number of academic and leadership awards over the years, but she says she was pleasantly surprised to be awarded a prestigious Vanier Scholarship.

Canada’s Billion Dollar Opportunity

Jun 22 2020

Carbon fibre touted as the next material of the future.

Innovative Collaboration…Now More Than Ever

Jun 08 2020

Throughout these enormous and ongoing challenges, Canada’s oil sands continue, as ever, working together on environmental technologies and improving environmental performance.

Measuring the Value of Innovation

May 25 2020

From the time COSIA was formed, we looked for ways to quantify the value of the member-driven innovation that was passing through our doors.

Oil Sands Monitoring Program 101

May 11 2020

The Oil Sands Monitoring (OSM) Program is North America’s largest environmental monitoring program. It uses data from 1,095 different sites.