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Number 1 / Volume 31

Publisher’s Welcome

A message from RE$EARCH MONEY Publisher and CEO Jeffrey Crelinsten. Welcome to the brand new R$ online experience!

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Number 20 / Volume 30

Supply chain collaborations underpin Bombardier’s approach to innovation

Talking to innovators: Bombardier’s Fassi Kafyeke

Not since the heady days of Nortel Networks has Canada seen one of its own invest so much in R&D. Excluding Nortel, Canadian aerospace giant Bombardier Inc has spent more than any other company on research and technology development here over the past 15 years — just shy of $12.

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Number 8 / Volume 29

Editorial – 29-8

Relief is finally in sight for Canada’s tech sector with the decision to extend the time companies have to mount a defence against hostile foreign takeovers. An advocacy campaign led by the Information Technology Association of Canada will almost certainly result in an extension from the current 35 days to 120 days, once consultations by Canadian Securities Administrators is complete.

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Number 7 / Volume 29

Editorial – 29-7

Is Canada’s research base being neglected? That’s the issue now being hotly debated following the federal Budget’s failure to provide the granting councils with enough new funding this year to stave off the impact of inflation and the rising costs of conducting research.

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Number 6 / Volume 29

Editorial – 29-6

The demise of ISTPCanada is something of a puzzle. Months of attempting to determine whether it would continue to be supported by government was met with silence. With no guidance on its future prospects, the organization pulled down its website and closed up shop (see page 7).

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Number 5 / Volume 29

Editorial – 29-5

Canada’s natural resources sectors are the bedrock of the economy but are they engines of innovation? Unfortunately not often enough, but that doesn’t mean diligent efforts aren’t being made to diversify the products and economic benefits they provide.

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Number 4 / Volume 29

Editorial – 29-4

Fifteen years ago, Dr Henry Friesen reiterated his vision for the freshly created Canadian Institutes of Health Research. The former president of CIHR’s predecessor, the Medical Research Council, boldly stated that “a one-billion CIHR is possible and defensible” — a target determined by allocating 1% of health care costs to medical and health research (R$, April 21/00).

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Number 3 / Volume 29

Editorial – 29-3

What to make of the appointment of Tom Jenkins as chair of the National Research Council’s governing council? Reaction throughout the S&T community appears to be largely positive, particularly among those who look favourably on the agency’s transformation into a research and technology organization.

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Number 2 / Volume 29

Editorial – 29-2

In an increasingly globalized environment for business R&D and innovation, the silence surrounding Canada’s main program for bilateral industrial R&D is perplexing.

ISTPCanada is a small yet strategic mechanism for collaborative R&D between innovative Canadian firms with companies in China, India and Brazil.

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