Organization: Canada Foundation for Innovation

NSERC provides funding to photonics research network

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) has announced funding for a new broadband research network. NSERC will provide $7 million over five years to the Agile All-Photonics Research Network (AAPN), that permits the capacity of entire national networks to be transmitted over a single fibre. Nearly $1 million and in-kind support was provided…

CFI funds new researchers and infrastructure

The Canada Foundation for Innovation has announced awards of more than $22 million for new university faculty and operating funds for research infrastructure. Under the New Opportunities Fund (NOF), $17 million was awarded to 27 universities for 98 projects, bringing funds committed under the program to more than $300 million. NOF allocates funds to universities…

Canada Research Chair awards bring total to 627

The federal government has announced the creation of 95 new Canada Research Chairs (CRC) at a cost of $101.4 million. The new chairs bring the total announced to date to 627, with the objective of awarding 2,000 by 2005. The latest investment includes $9.8 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation to provide infrastructure support…

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…