Organization: Colleges and Institutes Canada

The Short Report, Sept 11, 2019: Genome lab, industrial IoT, ecommerce

The federal government and the province of Quebec are teaming up to fund the creation and operation of a Montreal-based international centre of expertise for the advancement of artificial intelligence, focused on the responsible and ethical development of AI technologies, as part of the Global Partnership on AI (GPAI). Ottawa is committing $10 million over five…

Colleges, polytechnics say time is right to boost funding for applied research

Polytechnics and colleges are once again making the case for what they say is a fair share of funding for applied research. In their pre-Budget submissions to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance, Polytechnics Canada, and Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) are asking to double the funding made available to applied research in previous Budgets.

Researchers in BC form network to share resources, connect with stakeholders

Applied research institutions in British Columbia have formed a network to collaborate and connect with community organizations and businesses. The British Columbia Applied Research and Innovation Network (BCARIN) marked the launch of their network with a website and network portal, www.bcarin.ca, created and maintained by students with the Douglas College Digital Cultures Lab. Through the…

CICan says more funding needed for colleges to reach full applied research potential

Applied research conducted by Canada’s colleges and institutes totalled $246 million in FY15-16, up 76% over FY10-11 levels, according to the latest survey by Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan). While impressive, the association says its members account for just 2% of all federal funding of higher education R&D and argue their contribution to Canadian innovation…

Universities and colleges enter collaboration agreement

Canada’s universities and colleges have released a first-ever Framework for Collaboration, establishing a partnership offering students a continuum of pathways and choices required for building human capital required for success in the global knowledge economy. The framework was signed by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada and Colleges and Institutes Canada (former the…