Organization: McGill Univ

Six neuroscience teams awarded $8.5 million

CQDM (a Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research), Brain Canada and the Ontario Brain Institute have awarded nearly $8.5 million — augmented by $1.5 million in in-kind contributions — to six multi-provincial research teams. The investment will see 33 researchers from academia partnering with smaller companies to develop tools, technologies and platforms that accelerate…

Quebec fleshes out northern research centre

The Quebec government is providing more details on its planned research institute for the northern two thirds of the provinces, which received $2 million in the last provincial Budget (R$, June 16/14). The Nordic Institute of Quebec is part of the recently revived (and scaled back) Plan Nord, which provides a long-term strategic approach to…

CIHR partners on $25M youth mental health initiative

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is collaborating with the Graham Boeckh Foundation (GBF) to launch a $25-million, five year applied research initiative aimed at improving treatment of youth with mental illness. ACCESS Canada was developed by the Transformational Research in Adolescent Mental Health partnership between CIHR and GBF and will be funded equally…

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…