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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…

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…

MEOPAR awards $3.5 million to seven projects

The Marine Environmental, Observation, Prediction and Response Network (MEOPAR) has awarded $3.5 million to seven projects that competed in its second open call for applications. The targeted basic research projects are led by universities and address issues such as fog ice, ship noise, radioactivity, whale-ship collisions, storms and tsunamis. The successful projects’ lead investigators are…

Dalhousie and Ber-Gurion universities sign MOU

Dalhousie Univ has signed a new memorandum of understanding with Israel’s Ben Gurion Univ as the first step in the creation of an Ocean Studies Centre in the City of Eliat, home to the Interuniversity Institute in Marine Science. The MOU will facilitate pure and applied joint research projects, co-supervision of doctoral students, industry research…

CDRD establishes Atlantic Research Node

Vancouver-based Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD) has established the first in a proposed pan-Canadian network of research nodes with an agreement to collaborate with Dalhousie Univ and the IWK Health Centre, both in Halifax. The CDRD Atlantic Research Node will initially be focused on zebrafish models of disease and leverage the research of…