York University’s former vice-president of research and innovation has been selected to serve as Laurentian University’s 11th president and vice-chancellor.
The University of Lethbridge’s new $248-million hub for innovation, discovery and community engagement in science will feature incubation space for turning ideas into commercial products.
The federal government has committed $225 million over four years for a new Future Skills Centre at Ryerson University.
The Alberta government is committing $100 million over five years to attract more AI companies to invest in the province.
Navdeep Bains is inviting Canadian teams to apply for a $30-million Patent Collective pilot program that will assist SMEs with their patent and IP needs.
The federal government unveiled an eagerly anticipated initiative on Monday to promote equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in Canada’s research community.
Canada’s first-ever scientific project co-funded by crowdfunding and a federally supported research granting group aims to help a First Nations community in British Columbia harvest shellfish again and safeguard a natural ecosystem.
A new biomass research cluster led by the BioFuelNet Canada Network will receive $7 million from the federal government and $3.1 million from industry to improve technologies for producing bioenergy.
A new funding initiative called the Canadian Agricultural Strategic Priorities Program (CASPP) will distribute $50.3 million over five years to Canada’s agricultural sector.
The funding from the province’s Climate Leadership Plan is being provided through Emissions Reduction Alberta’s Industrial Efficiency Challenge.
A new Life Sciences Innovation Hub at the University of Calgary has received $8.5 million to support specialized programming for entrepreneurs and companies.
Tech clusters and Canadian cities with top tech markets attract the country’s fastest-scaling tech firms, according to research. But Canadian SMEs continue to face challenges scaling up.
The scaling-up challenges faced by an innovative Alberta company.
The Montreal-based artificial intelligence supercluster SCALE.AI has appointed Julien Billot as its CEO.
The inaugural DRIVE conference, to be held February 20-22 in Waterloo, ON, will convene leading thinkers and practitioners from around the world to share best practices and debate strategies for building scaleup ecosystems. We spoke with organizer Raymond Luk about his goals for the conference and how Canada can grow more domestic scaleups.
37 projects will receive funding through three funding competitions conducted by Genome Canada.
The Department of National Defence has awarded two contracts worth a total of $46.2 million to address surveillance challenges in Canada’s North.
Mississauga-based Imtex Membranes receives $6 million from Ottawa to scale up and demonstrate its gas-separating technology for petrochemical operations.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is providing $2.9 million for 15 innovative projects in British Columbia, to assist with the development, commercialization, and adoption of novel technologies.
In an interview with RE$EARCH MONEY, Molly Shoichet discusses her new biotech startup, her experience as Ontario’s chief scientist, and her views on innovation in Canada.
In an effort to further reduce diesel reliance in the North, Natural Resources Canada announced a combined $4.2-million investment for two TUGLIQ Energy Corporation projects in Nunavut and Quebec.
The Quebec Institute of Artificial Intelligence (Mila) officially opened its new premises in a converted textile factory in Montreal, alongside other key players in the local AI ecosystem.
Former Cisco senior vice-president Bryan Palma has been named as president and chief operating officer at BlackBerry Ltd.
Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Navdeep Bains announced the two investments at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Ottawa is investing $15.3 million in an advanced solar farm in Alberta that will capture energy from both sides of solar panels.
The Liberal government is being encouraged to complete its overhaul of Canada’s science advisory ecosystem, to ensure that the country captures more of the economic and societal benefits of S&T, according to a new position paper by the Royal Society of Canada.
Government needs smarter policies and regulations, not more R&D incentive programs, to support innovation, say business and innovator organizations.
In a report published last week, the Toronto Region Board of Trade recommended that the Toronto Public Library should resolve tensions over data management and data privacy at the Waterfront Toronto’s Quayside project, and lead the city into the future as a smart city.
This past fall, the Waterloo-based tech company formerly known as Thalmic Labs rebranded as North and launched its much-anticipated new product, a fashion-first pair holographic lenses called Focals. In an email interview with RE$EARCH MONEY, co-founder Stephen Lake shares his thoughts on scaling an innovative tech company in Canada.
Canada has been making strides toward better open data policies and practices, but still has far to go in terms of comprehensive implementation.
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) received 1700 notices of intent (NOIs) to apply for funding through the inaugural competition of the New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF), causing consternation among applicants.
A new multi-stakeholder innovation network aims to dramatically reduce the oil and gas industry’s methane emissions, while growing jobs and high-tech firms.
The Schulich School of Business at York University opened a new building for interdisciplinary research and commercialization. The Rob and Cheryl McEwen Graduate Study & Research Building will host four Centres of Excellence in management education: the Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business, the Schulich Centre for Global Enterprise, and the Brookfield Centre in Real Estate and Infrastructure, as well as the newly created Centre of Excellence in Business Analytics and Artificial Intelligence, which incorporates the Deloitte Cognitive Analytics and Visualization Lab. The $50-million, 67,000-square-foot building received $15 million from the federal government’s Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund, created in Budget 2016 and offering $2 billion over three years to update and modernize aging post-secondary infrastructure. The McEwen building also employs environmentally responsible designs, including a glass solar chimney that provides passive natural ventilation to the whole building.