Spurred by a “culture change,” the federal government has increased collaboration both internally and externally on science, technology and innovation.
Organization: Genome Canada
Support for trainees outlined in the 2019 budget signal’s ongoing commitment from the federal government to train today’s youth for the jobs of tomorrow. However, this is simply one step forward on a long and winding road to better support science and the next generation of scientists in Canada.
The Liberal government of Justin Trudeau has delivered a classic pre-election Budget, with targeted spending that extends to the research, development and innovation (RDI) file.
37 projects will receive funding through three funding competitions conducted by Genome Canada.
Speaking on a panel at the 2018 Canadian Science Policy Conference in Ottawa, Naylor affirmed that the federal government, provinces and territories need to do a better job at coordinating research funding and priorities if Canada wants to make the most of its investments.
The federal government is providing $6.7 million to fund seven new projects under Genome Canada’s Genomics Applications Partnership Program (GAPP) that connects genomics-focused researchers and companies. Provincial governments, business, and other funding partners will be contributing an additional $14.3 million. The Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, one of the recipients of GAPP funding, will study…
The whole ecosystem is patting themselves on the back, confident that their concerted efforts to lobby behind the Naylor report recommendations — foremost of which was an increase in budget – did not fall on deaf ears. RE$EARCH MONEY offers excerpts of what the ecosystem has to say about the federal budget.
It’s been a promising start to the New Year with several substantive announcements that are hopefully an indication of more to come with forthcoming federal and provincial budgets.
Up to $165 million is going to 15 large-scale projects in applied research in precision health. Another $93 million is going to support 10 technology platforms to support focus areas in genomics research.
Canada’s forest ministers have produced A Forest Bioeconomy Framework for Canada to leverage the country’s vast biomass reserves and extend their production and deployment far beyond current usage. The report was released in September and unanimously endorsed by the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM), which co-authored the document along with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan).