Organization: McGill Univ

Investments in imaging research generate returns

A commissioned study by RTI International shows that investments in medical imaging research at four Canadian universities generated a 28% return on investment. The study — supported by the Canada Foundation for Innovation and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research —examined outcomes from $387 million in investments in facilities, equipment and research programs at McGill…

Domain Therapeutics opens Montreal subsidiary

Domain Therapeutics, Strasbourg France, has announced the opening of a North American subsidiary at the NEOMED Institute in Montreal. The move follows a licensing and partnership agreement with the Univ of Montreal, its commercialization arm — Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC) — and McGill Univ. The Montreal unit will focus on developing…

OCE backs first ON-QC life science R&D projects

The Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) has backed the first two projects to be approved under the Ontario-Quebec Life Sciences Corridor. The first is a partnership between the Quebec City-based National Optics Institute and McMaster Univ, Sunnybrook Research Institute, and optical systems specialist Spectral Applied Research, Richmond Hill ON. It is aimed at developing an…

CREATE program provides $24 million for 15 initiatives.

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council‘s Collaborative Research and Training Experience Program (CREATE) is investing $24 million over six years in 15 initiatives to provide graduate students in science and engineering disciplines with private sector experience in a variety of key sectors, including genomics, climate change, wireless technology and clean tech. The awards include $1.6…

CREATE program provides $24 million for 15 initiatives.

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council‘s Collaborative Research and Training Experience Program (CREATE) is investing $24 million over six years in 15 initiatives to provide graduate students in science and engineering disciplines with private sector experience in a variety of key sectors, including genomics, climate change, wireless technology and clean tech. The awards include $1.6…

Trottier donates $10M to Polytechnique Montreal

The Trottier Family Foundation has donated $10 million to Polytechnique Montreal to establish the Trottier Energy Institute which will take a systems and global approach to energy-related issues from technological, social and economics perspectives. The foundation — founded by Lorne Trottier, co-founder Matrox, a 37-year-old, Dorval QC-based developer and manufacturer of video card components and…

NSERC announces network and project strategic grants

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) has awarded $36 million to 83 scientific teams through its Strategic Projects Grants (SPG) program. SPGs are intended to encourage collaboration between academic, industrial and government partners. NSERC also announced the winners of two Strategic Network Grants worth $9.4 million. A multi-sectoral team led by the Univ…

McGill and U of T join edX on-line learning service

McGill Univ and the Univ of Toronto have joined edX, a $60-million on-line learning initiative launched by Harvard Univ and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2012. The two Canadian institutions are part of a tranche of six non-US universities that doubles edX’s membership. Members gain access to MIT’s open-source MITx platform and massive datasets…

Institutions to receive CERC chairs announced

The results of the first phase of the second smaller round of the Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC) program have been announced with eight universities given the go-ahead to nominate world-renowned researchers to fill 11 chairs. The competition was announced in the 2011 federal Budget and launched last December, with 10 chairs worth $10 million…

Government launches second CERC competition

A second smaller round of the Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CECR) program has been launched, with 10 chairs worth $10 million each up for grabs in the four large priority areas outlined in the 2007 S&T strategic plan with an added emphasis on the digital economy. The two-stage process for selecting the winners involves universities…