Science and innovation
My name is Kiersten DeViller, and I'm in my third year studying Biology at Carleton University. My summer was filled with new experiences and so many beetles, so here's a little snapshot of what it looked like.
In this podcast episode, we bust popular myths about food poisoning with 2 epidemiologists, Tanis Kershaw and Courtney Smith, from the Public Health Agency of Canada.
Behind every outbreak of food poisoning, a team of detectives works around the clock to pinpoint the source. This podcast episode, 4 experts explain how they connect the dots to save lives.
CFIA scientists test food products to look for undeclared allergens and other hazards, like pesticides and bacteria, that could make you or your loved ones sick.
The 2021 BSL4ZNet conference brought together experts from around the world. Learn more about this CFIA-led network and the role of science diplomacy in protecting human and animal health.
Learn how welcoming a student at our Burnaby Laboratory sparked a journey towards inclusivity that created more accommodating workspaces for current and future scientists.
In my job, dealing with animal diseases and outbreaks is rewarding. Even when there are no active outbreaks, I’m always thinking of how Canada can prepare. And that’s why I work at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).
The CFIA's Centre for Plant Health will soon be home to a state-of-the-art scientific facility. Discover the fascinating century-old records and artifacts that volunteers unearthed as construction gets underway.
For Generation Z (including me), choosing a career path and entering the workforce can be intimidating. Here's how a co-op student opportunity at the CFIA opened my eyes to the fascinating world of communications in the Government of Canada.
Outstanding in their field: meet Ashley Balchin and Renée Cloutier, CFIA plant breeders' rights examiners
Plant breeding helps boost new crop varieties, yields, tolerance to disease and nutritional value for the food we grow. Here’s how two CFIA experts support innovations that benefit shoppers, farmers and other countries.
The CFIA has many exciting job opportunities where you could help to protect Canada's food, plants and animals. Watch Diane Allan's inspiring message for women and girls considering a career in STEM.
I can’t think of a time when I didn’t want to be a veterinarian. After 20 years in private practice, here’s how I’m helping to protect your health while paving the way for the next generation of veterinarians and inspectors.
With the help an online tool, scientists at the CFIA’s Charlottetown Laboratory can quickly pinpoint plant pathogens based on their DNA. That’s great news for our crops and ecosystems!
Many people are surprised to learn that the CFIA inspects ships to stop the spread of invasive species. One thing is for shore: it’s an important job. Let me explain why.
Because I'm hearing impaired, I used to rely on colleagues to take notes at meetings. Now I rely on technology. Learn how I am able to work, and how the CFIA helps support persons with special needs.
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