Organization: Fonds de recherche du Québec

CSA appointment lauded but debate swirls over scope and breadth of advisory role

Dr Mona Nemer’s appointment as federal chief science advisor (CSA) is receiving rave reviews in science and policy circles. But it has also reignited the debate over whether the new position will represent a significant improvement over past efforts to advise government on important scientific issues, and how this advice will feed into decision making.

Quebec Budget opens provincial coffers with $834M to stimulate research and innovation

The Quebec government has committed $834 million over five years to research and innovation, including unprecedented increases for post-secondary research after recording its second consecutive Budget surplus. The new funding arrives ahead of the province’s latest research and innovation strategy, due next month, as well as a new life sciences strategy expected before the end of April.

Pfizer contributes $4.5M to Alzheimer’s research

Pfizer Canada is contributing $4.5 million to a fund that will support the creation of a consortium of Quebec-based researchers for Alzheimer’s disease and support high-risk, high-spinoff projects. The funding goes to the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé which will manage the Pfizer-FRQS Innovation Fund for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders. Among its…