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Microscopes and Mutants

The actions of chromosomes during mitosis, meiosis and fertilization, as discovered in 19th century Germany, are explained in this video. These microscopic findings, together with the rediscovery of Mendel's long-lost research in 1900, gave birth to the Chromosomal Theory of Heredity. Sex chromos...

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

This version of William Shakespeare's play, A Midsummer Night's Dream, is adapted and relocated to the present day. Theo and Polly have come to Dream Park to celebrate their daughter Hermia's engagement. The course of true love never does run smoothly and the night ahead holds revelations, fairie...

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Advertising Layout I: Space Allocations

This program builds understanding of elements of art and principles of design as applied to the creation of magazine advertisements and posters. Examples demonstrate effective and ineffective advertising layout by addressing recommended space allocation for the illustration, headline, copy and lo...

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The Sky is Not the Limit Part 1

What happens when a small group of hardworking, sleep-deprived and chronically underfunded university students take on some of the brightest engineering minds in North America at NASA's Space Elevator Games? Follow the USST as they prepare for and compete at Edward's Airforce Base for NASA's top ...

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Ted's Story: Honouring Melissa

'Ted's Story: Honouring Melissa' is a documentary that tells the story of Ted Gross' drunk driving conviction that took Melissa Hoeving's young life and the aftermath that followed. The documentary presents a balanced view of a tragedy that made headlines across Saskatchewan, taking viewers beyon...

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The Seeds of a New Era

This episode examines the science of genetically modified crops and foods. It begins by explaining, through creative animation, the actual process by which a foreign gene is introduced into a plant. It then examines the actual benefits and risks of the two types of genes currently added to GM cro...

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Aboriginality re-imagines the strength and spirit of First Nations culture through narrative mediums that connect urban First Nations youth to their rural ancestral histories. Dallas Arcand, world champion hoop dancer and hip-hop artist, is inspired by both new and traditional elements of First N...

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Waneek Horn-Miller. Water Polo

Waneek Horn-Miller was a member of the Canadian Women's Water Polo team that won gold at the 1999 Pan Am Games. Voted MVP, Waneek became co-captain and led her team at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. Only ten years earlier, at age 14, she was struck to the ground by a soldier's bayonet during the Ok...

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Angela Chalmers. Distance Runner

Ranked one of the top three female middle distance runners in the world, Angela Chalmers competed in two Olympic Games. Angela was born in Manitoba and raised in Victoria where she carried the Canadian flag at the opening of the 1994 Commonwealth Games. Already a double-gold medalist, she would s...

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Billy Two Rivers. Wrestling

Wrestler Billy Two Rivers became famous internationally in the 1960s then parlayed his experience into the political arena. Elected to the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake for 20 years, he is now called upon for his experience and his wisdom. Today he is a senior policy and political advisor to the Na...

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Darren Zack. Fastpitch Softball

Darren Zack is a legend in the world of Fastpitch Softball. Nicknamed "Z Man" by his fans, he sets records at every level, pitching the most wins, strikeouts and consecutive scoreless innings, capturing three gold medals at the Pan Am Games. Darren actively promotes fastpitch by conducting pitchi...

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Sharon and Shirley Firth. Skating

Raised in the Northwest Territories, twin sisters Sharon and Shirley Firth were introduced to cross-country skiing at the age of 14. Their tenacity resulted in 80 medals at Canada's national championships, including 48 gold, 25 silver and seven bronze. They were the first women to represent Canad...

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Richard Peter. Wheelchair Basketball

Richard Peter is a dynamic wheelchair basketball champion. Competing on an international level, he and his team won gold at both the 2000 and 2004 Paralympic Games. A leader on and off the court, Richard Peter is a key spokesperson for BC Wheelchair Sports. He advocates a healthy and active lifes...

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Gino Odjick. Hockey

Gino Odjick made his NHL debut with the Vancouver Canucks and went on to become the league's top enforcer and a fan favourite, receiving extensive media exposure. Realizing he had become an important role model Gino turned his attention to First Nations youth. Speaking at workshops and conference...

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Fred Sasakamoose. Hockey

In 1953, Fred Sasakamoose became the first status Indian to play in the NHL. Known for his deadly slapshot, Fred was sometimes called "the reluctant Blackhawk" because he almost refused a contract with Chicago in favour of returning to Sandy Lake reserve. After only one season, he chose to leave ...