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IDRC and granting councils fund climate change research

The International Development Research Centre and Canada’s three federal granting councils have joined forces to fund five research teams under the International Research Initiative on Adaptation to Climate Change. Five projects will each receive $2.5 million over five years for a total of $12.5 million to conduct research in Canada and in developing countries across…

Mimetogen Pharmaceuticals receives series B financing

Montreal-based Mimetogen Pharmaceuticals has closed a series B financing round to further develop its neurotrophin mimetics to treat dry eye and other degenerative ocular disorders. The financing is provided by Medwell Capital Inc, which is committing up to $2-million in the privately held, clinical-stage spin off from McGill Univ and Lady Davis Institute for Medical…

Health research award winners announced

The 9th annual Canadian Health Research Awards have been jointly presented by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Prix Galien Canada. Prix Galien made its awards to Dr Julio Montaner (Univ of British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS) for ongoing innovation in the development and delivery of HIV treatment, and Janssen-Ortho for a…

Sonomax and ETS establish auditory research chair

Somomax Technologies Inc and École de Technologie Supérieure (ETS) have established an Industrial Research Chair to develop new in-ear auditory technologies. Montreal-based Somomax will provide $750,000 over five years and the chair will be held by Dr Jeremy Voix, former research director at Somomax. In addition to giving Somomax access to highly-skilled graduates and ETS’…

NSERC announces 2010 Synergy Awards

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) has announced the winners of this year’s Synergy Awards for Innovation, given to exemplary university-industry collaboration. Each university researcher receives a $200,000 research grant while participating companies can hire an NSERC Industrial R&D Fellow for two years with NSERC picking up the company portion of the salary.…

QS ranking includes 10 Canadian universities

McGill Univ is the top ranked of 10 Canadian university that were placed in the latest world university ranking by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a UK-based student services firm. McGill ranked 19th in the 2010 ranking of 400 institutions and was one of four that placed in the top 100 ahead of the Univ of Toronto…

SSHRC awards four new MCRI grants

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) has awarded $10 million over seven years for four Major Collaborative Research Initiatives. York Univ secured two of the awards to investigate suburban growth in the 21st century and new ways to organize long-term residential care for seniors. McGill Univ will lead a research project examining the…

CANARIE announces Green IT project winners

An alliance of leading information and communications technology (ICT) firms, universities and international partners is the big winner of a Green IT competition held by CANARIE. The Green Star Network — led by École de technologie supérieure — has been awarded $2 million to develop a groundbreaking Internet in which network nodes will be powered…

CANARIE upgrades network, funds new projects.

CANARIE Inc has announced a critical upgrade of its national research network that will dramatically increase network capacity 10-fold. The upgrade was achieved with the installation of ethernet routers from Juniper Network Inc, Sunnyvale CA, allowing researchers to exchange and analyze large data volumes more quickly. The upgrade was unveiled at CANARIE’s Summit 09 conference…

MSBi Valorisation introduces new management team

MSBi Valorisation (MSBiV) has selected a new management team to boost its pre-seed and seed-stage commercialization services to its member institutions. The new management team, led by Didier Leconte (president and GM), is introducing a wide range of support and services to members McGill Univ, the Univ of Sherbrooke, Bishop’s Univ and their affiliated research…