MITACS has inside edge
The top official from the MITACS Network of Centres of Excellence (NCE) is crisscrossing the country to line up support for the management of a new Industrial R&D Internship (IRDI) program to boost the amount of private sector R&D performed in Canada.
One of America’s foremost experts on S&T’s relationship to global competitiveness says his continuing clarion call for the US government to enact major educational reform and increase basic research contains important lessons for all developed nations.
Boost S&T profile within government
An unreleased report from the former Council of Science and Technology Advisors (CSTA) urges the government to create S&T National Expert Teams (S&T NETs) to tackle the increasingly complex issues of the 21st century.
The federal government’s recent track record of boosting S&T spending appears to have ground to a halt according to the latest data from Statistics Canada. After increasing to 5.1% of the total government budget in FY05-06, federal S&T expenditures now account for 4.
Canada’s largest research hospital is expanding its operations in Shanghai as part of a long-term strategy to establish a network of international centres for collaboration and drug development. Toronto’s University Hospital Network (UHN) is ramping up its chemistry labs in Shanghai and has established a contract research organization (CRO) to help realize its mission of building on its strengths to become a preferred research partner locally, nationally and internationally.