Organization: Univ of Ottawa

New cohort of Mitacs fellows to start 12-month immersion in government agencies

Twenty-one academic researchers from Canada and the US are the recipients of the 2017-2018 Canadian Science Policy Fellowship awards. Mitacs has announced the second cohort of fellows who will train for 12 months to learn how government policies at the federal and provincial levels are crafted. Mitacs is working with partners in the Government of…

Quebec’s Tyto Robotics expands marketing with government assistance

Gatineau QC-based Tyto Robotics is embarking on extensive marketing activities in Canada and beyond with the help of funding from the government. The $220,860 grant from the federal and provincial governments will help the technology company to market its instrumentation systems in Canada, the US and Europe. Tyto Robotics’ instruments are used to test the…

Pressure grows to increase support for fundamental research, tie funding levels to demand

Canada’s support for fundamental research has fallen by a third between 2005 and 2015, but many in the Canadian research community are concerned the federal government doesn’t appear to be in any hurry to take action. The deterioration in federal support — occurring over a period closely corresponding to the decade in which the government of Stephen Harper was in power — witnessed a major swing in funding from fundamental to applied research, with 40% of researchers reporting a similar shift in their focus.

U of O think tank renamed Smart Prosperity Institute

The Sustainable Prosperity think tank has changed its name to the Smart Prosperity Institute (SPI) and broadened its focus on generating policy-relevant research on clean innovation for the media, government, private sector and general public. Based at the Univ of Ottawa, SPI opted for a name change to reflect its expanded mandate as a national…

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…

Ontario scores big in China trade mission

An international trade mission to China led by Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne has netted 11 S&T and clean tech agreements valued at $358 million and 11 investments by Chinese firms in Ontario companies worth $966 million. A highlight of the mission last November was an announcement by Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. of a $210-million, five-year…

Ontario scores big in China trade mission

An international trade mission to China led by Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne has netted 11 S&T and clean tech agreements valued at $358 million and 11 investments by Chinese firms in Ontario companies worth $966 million. A highlight of the mission last November was an announcement by Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. of a $210-million, five-year…

NSERC provides $9.8 million for more CREATE grants

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) has announced $9.8 million to support the second tranche of this year’s Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE ) grants. The funding will allow the six training programs at five Ontario-based institutions to train graduate students in the skills they require to work in industry. Grants for…

RSC launches two new expert panel reports

The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) has launched two new expert panels, one sponsored by Health Canada and the other self generated. The first is a Review of Safety Code 6: Potential Health Risks of Radiofrequency Fields from Wireless Telecommunications Devices. It is an update of a previous RSC report published in 1999. It will…