Organization: Univ of British Columbia

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…

NSERC awards $28 million in CREATE grants

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council is providing graduate and post-doctoral training grants of $1.65 million to 17 research teams through its Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) program. The $28 million in awards range from materials for enhanced energy technologies at the Univ of Victoria and advanced network systems for intelligent transportation at…

NSERC Discovery Frontiers short list announced

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) has released a short list of six proposals for its Discovery Frontiers competition. The fund provides $1 million annually over four years to successful applicants. Projects submitting full proposals are: New Materials for Clean Energy and Enhanced Energy Efficiency from Heavy Oil and Oil Sands Reservoirs (Univ…

NSERC Discovery Frontiers short list announced

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) has released a short list of six proposals for its Discovery Frontiers competition. The fund provides $1 million annually over four years to successful applicants. Projects submitting full proposals are: New Materials for Clean Energy and Enhanced Energy Efficiency from Heavy Oil and Oil Sands Reservoirs (Univ…

WD funds applied research facility in Kelowna

Western Economic Diversification is providing $3.8 million to establish the Survive and Thrive Applied Research (STAR) facility at the Univ of British Columbia‘s Okanagan campus in Kelowna. STAR will focus on collaborative projects between academia and industry to develop ideas and commercialize products for use in human protection, survivability and performance in extreme weather conditions.…

MEOPAR awards $3.5 million to seven projects

The Marine Environmental, Observation, Prediction and Response Network (MEOPAR) has awarded $3.5 million to seven projects that competed in its second open call for applications. The targeted basic research projects are led by universities and address issues such as fog ice, ship noise, radioactivity, whale-ship collisions, storms and tsunamis. The successful projects’ lead investigators are…

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…

CDRD Ventures spins off Sitka Biopharma Inc

CDRD Ventures Inc (CVI) has launched a spin-off company with a novel platform technology that improves drug absorption for cancer treatments. Sitka Biopharma Inc‘s first chemotherapeutic treatment targets high-risk, non-muscle invasive bladder cancer. The technology was developed at the Univ of British Columbia with assistance from the Centre for Drug R&D and further advanced as…

CDRD Ventures spins off Sitka Biopharma Inc

CDRD Ventures Inc (CVI) has launched a spin-off company with a novel platform technology that improves drug absorption for cancer treatments. Sitka Biopharma Inc‘s first chemotherapeutic treatment targets high-risk, non-muscle invasive bladder cancer. The technology was developed at the Univ of British Columbia with assistance from the Centre for Drug R&D and further advanced as…

Dalhousie opens big data analytics institute

Dalhousie Univ has officially launch the Institute for Big Data Analytics, Canada’s first academic research unit dedicated to expanding knowledge in the field, and partnering with industry across a range of sectors. The institute will be directed by Dr Stan Matwin, a Canada Research Chair holder in Visual Analytics. Big data analytics is a rapidly…