Organization: Canada Foundation for Innovation

CNSLP wins major library award

The Canadian Digital Site Licensing Project (CNSLP) has won a major award for its contributions to the advancement of academic librarianship and library development. The 64-member project — funded in part by the Canada Foundation for Innovation — was chosen to receive this year’s Innovation Achievement Award of the Canadian Association of College and University…

CMC purchases IP distribution software

Kingston ON-based Canadian Microelectronics Corp (CMC) has purchased specialized intellectual property (IP) distribution software from Synchronicity Inc, Marlboro MA, as part of the rollout of its System-On-A-Chip (SOC)Research Network. Synchronicity’s IP Gear Publisher Suite will be used by university researchers, students and industry collaborators to distribute and support the movement of design layout files from…

Latest chairs announcement brings total to 448

The Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program has announced support for an additional 97 chairs at 34 universities, bring the total awarded to date to 448. The new chairs are being funded at a total of $98 million, with another $19.6 million in infrastructure support from the Canada Foundation for Innovation. With nearly one quarter of…

CLS receives first major piece of equipment

The Canadian Light Source (CLS) has commissioned it first major operating subsystem with the installation of a refurbished linear accelerator. Construction on the $173-million synchrotron is on schedule and slated for completion in early 2004.The linear accelerator has received a new computerized control system and upgraded heat exchangers. The CLS was approved in March 1999…

System-on-Chip Research Network officially announced

Funding for a national System-on-Chip Research Network was afforded yet another announcement at a July 17 gathering in Ottawa. Officials from governments and the principal funding organizations praised the initiative, which will be led by the Canadian Microelectronics Corp (R$, May 10/01). The Canada Foundation for Innovation is contributing $15.9 million, while the Ontario Innovation…

CFI awards $14.6 million to support 77 projects

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) has announced $14.6 million in awards under its New Opportunities Fund (NOF) and University Research Development Fund (URDF). Under the NOF, $12.2 million is being invested in 68 projects at 23 universities, providing advanced equipment and installations for 92 new researchers. Investments totalling $2.4 million are being made under…

Canada Research Chairs program makes more awards

The Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program has announced $83 million in funding for 76 researchers, bringing the total awarded to date to 271. Tier I (experienced) researchers received 50 chairs, while Tier II (rising star) researchers received 26 chairs. The universities receiving the most chairs in this round were all from the west: Univ of…

Correction

In the January 29/01 issue of RE$EARCH MONEY, Memorial Univ was omitted as a recipient of three New Opportunities awards from the Canada Foundation for Innovation. We apologize for the error….

CFI invest $9.6M in new opportunities projects

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) has invested $9.6 million under its New Opportunities Fund for attracting and retaining Canadian talent. The awards cover 40% of eligible costs and will support 59 projects at 25 universities and involve 82 researchers. The big winner in the latest competition is the Univ of Alberta, which received 10…

CFI makes awards to research chair holders

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) awarded $5.1 million in research infrastructure support for 38 newly appointed research chairs at 11 Canadian universities. The funding is part of the $250 million the CFI received in the last federal Budget to support the new Canada Research Chairs program, which will establish 2000 chairs across Canada over…