Organization: National Research Council

GRDI launches two new genomics projects

The federal Genomics Research and Development Initiative (GRDI) has announced $4 million for two new projects as part of a multi-departmental initiative to position themselves as key national and international players in the genomics field. The Antimicrobial Resistance project will explore how to make food production safer by reducing bacterial and microbial resistance. The EcoBiomics…

Correction

In an article on the National Research Council in the October 27/16 issue of RE$EARCH MONEY, president Iain Stewart was mistakenly described as a vocalizer. The correct word is mobilizer. We apologize for the error….

Germany, Canada strengthen commercialization ties

The German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and the National Research Council (NRC) signed a declaration of intent this week to stimulate and fund innovation-driven collaborations among German and Canadian small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The signing took place as part of bilateral meetings between Iris Gleicke, Parliamentary Secretary to the Federal Minister of…

NRC updates national energy building codes

The National Research Council has introduced a suite of changes to the National Energy Code for Buildings, harmonizing the code with current energy efficiency regulations and industry standards. The 90 changes impact standards for lighting, service water, HVAC systems and enclosed ventilation systems. Part of the Canadian Energy Strategy, the updated codes will improve the…

NRC and Chinese S&T ministry sign innovation LOI

The National Research Council has signed a Letter of Intent with the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology to promote, select and fund innovation-driven collaboration between small- and medium-sized enterprises from both nations. The LOI was signed last month in Ottawa as part of the 6th meeting of the Canada-China Joint Committee on Science, Technology…

CAE Healthcare launched NRC-developed neurosimulator

CAE Healthcare has launched a neurosurgery simulator for training surgeons developed by the National Research Council (NRC). The NeuroVR simulator is currently in use at 15 sites and has been validated in several clinical studies. The simulator has 37 training modules that provide a training environment for open cranial and endoscopic brain surgery procedures.The system…

Not-for-profits acquire three scholarly journals

Canadian Science Publishing (CSP) and the Agricultural Institute of Canada have joined forces to acquire three leading academic journals. Both organizations are not-for-profits with CSP being spun out of the National Research Council where it was known as NRC Research Press. The acquisition takes effect immediately and includes Canadian Journal of Animal Science, Canadian Journal…

NRC announces $25-million advanced materials centre

The National Research Council (NRC) will invest $25-million in a new Advanced Materials Manufacturing Centre (AMMC) to be co-located at the campus of Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC) in Mississauga ON. The announcement was among a flurry of press releases released prior to the August 2nd call for a federal election. The AMMC augments…

NRC to spend $60 million on facility upgrades

The National Research Council (NRC) will spend $60 million on upgrading facilities across the country. Funding for the eight projects comes from a $380-million commitment made last fall for major repairs and upgrading of federal laboratories and research facilities (R$, November 27/14). They include general upgrades ($22 million), sewer work at NRC’s main Ottawa campus…