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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’…

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…

McGill spin-off secures $3.5 million in financing

DFT Microsystems Canada Inc has secured $3.5 million in financing from a group of venture capitalists to move into full manufacture of its second-generation instruments and prepare for future growth. The funding was provided by Fondaction, iNovia and Zon Capital. The Montreal-based firm develops testing equipment for high-speed semiconductor device interfaces at a fraction of…

Sequenom certifies McGill genome innovation centre

San Diego-based Sequenom Inc has certified McGill Univ and Genome Quebec Innovation Centre as its first centre of excellence for genotyping technology. The certification will ensure high quality data from genotyping applications using Sequenom’s MassARRAY systems, two of which are located at McGill. Genome Quebec will soon begin testing for qualification of Sequenom’s methylation services….

iNovia inks agreements with Alberta institutions

iNovia Capital — formerly MSBi Capital — is implementing its strategic plan to expand beyond its Quebec base with a series of collaborative agreements with several academic institutions, primarily in Alberta. The seed and early-stage venture capital fund recently launched its $107-million iNovia Investment Fund II LP and has signed cooperation agreements with AVAC Ltd,…