Organization: Canada Foundation for Innovation

CFI invests $23 million in 95 projects

The Canada Foundation for Innovation has announced more than $23 million in funding for 95 projects at 26 universities. The lion’s share of funding ($18 million) will cover tools and equipment costs through the John R. Evans Leaders Fund, with an additional $5 million awarded under the Infrastructure Operating Fund. The biggest winners in terms…

Feds announce $619M in academic research support

The federal government has announced $619 million in awards through three academic research support programs. The Canada Research Chairs program has awarded $260 million to support 305 new and renewed CRCs at 53 post-secondary institutions, and $17 million in infrastructure support for CRCs through the Canada Foundation for Innovation. A further $342 million was announced…

Nuclear materials testing laboratory set to open

A new $17-million Reactor Materials Testing Laboratory (RMTL) at Queen’s Univ is awaiting final commissioning this year to assist in advancing the safety and economy of nuclear power. The facility uses a proton accelerator to test materials for stress and temperature when inside a nuclear reactor that could lead to design changes to make them…

Industry Canada launches DRI strategy

The federal government is moving on commitments made in its recent Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy and 2015 Budget by launching consultations for a Digital Research Infrastructure (DRI) strategy. Led by Industry Canada, the on-line consultation is seeking submissions from a broad range of stakeholders to guide development of a strategy that the department says…

CRC announces $139 million for 150 research chairs

The Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program has announced 150 new and renewed chairs at 36 post-secondary institutions, with the Univ of Toronto leading the pack with $17.6 million for 19 chairs. The awards are worth $139 million and are augmented with $7.6 million in infrastructure support from the Canada Foundation for Innovation. With the latest…

College R&D projects awarded nearly $36 million

Two key support programs for college R&D have announced $35.9 million in grants for 38 projects across Canada. The flagship College and Community Innovation (CCI) program made $34 million in awards, bringing the total awarded since the program’s 2009 launch to $293.3 million. The awards — managed by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council…

CRC announces $139 million for 150 research chairs

The Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program has announced 150 new and renewed chairs at 36 post-secondary institutions, with the Univ of Toronto leading the pack with $17.6 million for 19 chairs. The awards are worth $139 million and are augmented with $7.6 million in infrastructure support from the Canada Foundation for Innovation. With the latest…

College R&D projects awarded nearly $36 million

Two key support programs for college R&D have announced $35.9 million in grants for 38 projects across Canada. The flagship College and Community Innovation (CCI) program made $34 million in awards, bringing the total awarded since the program’s 2009 launch to $293.3 million. The awards — managed by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council…

BC genome centre becomes latest WestGrid node

The Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre (MSGSC) has become the latest advanced research computing site for WestGrid and Compute Canada. One of eight research programs operated by the BC Cancer Agency, MSGSC is the largest capacity genomics centre of its type in Canada. It brings the number of western-based research institutions partnering with WestGrid to…

BC Genome Science Centre boosts advanced computing

BC Cancer Agency‘s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre is partnering with Compute Canada and WestGrid to support the expansion of its advanced research computing systems. The centre will provide researchers with access to bioinformatics software, expertise and secure computing storage as they utilize advanced computing to develop improved methods for cancer care and other disease…