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Dr L. John Leggat

Dr L. John Leggat will chair the newly appointed Expert Panel on Prioritizing Climate Change Risks for the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA). Leggat, a former assistant deputy minister, science and technology, of the Department of National Defence (DND) will share his leadership experience with a multisectoral and multidisciplinary panel composed of experts in the…

NRC president Stewart reappointed for another term

Iain Stewart, the current president of the National Research Council (NRC), has been reappointed for a term of five years. The reappointment – announced by Navdeep Bains, minister for Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada on June 20 — will allow Stewart to continue to work on the federal agency’s transformation, called the NRC Dialogue,…

Dr Richard Florizone

Dalhousie Univ’s president is leaving the Nova Scotia university to join an innovation lab in Ontario. Dalhousie’s chair of the Board of Governors, Lawrence Stordy, announced on the university website that Dr Richard Florizone will be leaving Dalhousie for Quantum Valley Ideas Lab of Waterloo in the new year. Florizone, who has a PhD in…

New appointees to CIHR Governing Council

The Governing Council of Canadian Institutes of Health Research has announced six new members appointed by Health minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor.

U of T’s Creative Destruction Lab to be replicated in NYC

Univ of Toronto’s Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) concept has found its way to New York City as the university’s Rotman School of Management collaborates with the New York Univ‘s Stern School of Business. Stern associate professor Deepak Hegde says the business school had been searching for an approach to integrate AI, life science and fintech…

Dr Andrew Parkin

Dr Andrew Parkin has been appointed the director of the Mowat Centre, an independent public policy think tank associated with the School of Public Policy & Governance at the Univ of Toronto. Parkin is an independent public policy analyst and consultant at Dalhousie Univ. Past positions include DG at the Council of Ministers of Education,…

Leveraging ocean science as an innovation engine for Atlantic Canada

RE$EARCH MONEY editor Mark Henderson recently spoke to John Risley, Nova Scotia’s widely-recognized seafood baron and one of the province’s most influential corporate citizens, about Atlantic Canada’s strategy and prospects for becoming a global innovation hub of ocean-related science.

Dalhousie creates new incubator/accelerator space

Dalhousie Univ is creating an advanced engineering incubator and accelerator with a $10-million donation from Emera, a Halifax-based energy and services company. The IdeaHub will be part of a $64-million Idea Project situated in downtown Halifax, with $32 million from the federal government matched by corporate and institutional contributions. IdeaHub was established in response to…

Hong Kong firm launches $50M VC fund in Nova Scotia

Hong Kong-based First Eastern Investment Group is creating a $50-million private venture capital fund in Nova Scotia. The company, headed by international investor Victor Chu, established the fund after matchmaking by Clearwater CEO John Risley who introduced Chu to provincial premier Stephen McNeil last year. The fund will not be sector specific and investments could…