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SSHRC invests $22 million in 11 knowledge clusters

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) has awarded $22 million over seven years in 11 knowledge networks. The networks span the range of SSHRC disciplines and include the Research Network for Business Sustainability at the Univ of Western Ontario, an international entrepreneurship strategic knowledge cluster at the Univ of Waterloo, a sustainable prosperity…

U of T spin-off receives Ontario bio-auto funding

GreenCore Composites Inc has received $755,000 from the Ontario Bio-Auto Council (OBAC) to commercialize Green Inside T Pellets, considered superior to current injection moulded and extruded natural fibre composite products used in the automotive industry. The award is the first under OBAC’s $5-million commercialization fund and the second provincial award made to GreenCore this year.…

Structural Genomics Consortium funding announced

Complete funding for the second phase of the Structural Genomics Consortium has been announced, with 13 partners (including three pharmaceutical firms) providing more than $105 million. The consortium — led by Dr Aled Edwards at the Univ of Toronto with three nodes in Toronto, the Univ of Oxford and the Karolinska Institutet — is dedicated…

CFI announces Leaders Opportunity Fund awards

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) has announced the winners of its Leaders Opportunity Fund. Of the $39 million in awards, $32.6 million went to 207 research projects. The remaining $6.5 million was awarded under the Infrastructure Operating Fund to assist institutions with costs associated with the new projects. Ontario received the largest share ($14.2…

CSA funds five Mars mission project proposals

The Canadian Space Agency is providing more than $1 million to fund the development of five proposals for scientific missions to Mars. The proposals will receive a maximum of $250,000 each which will be further evaluated before making decisions on additional funding. The five proposals include: a radar satellite to study the geology of Mars…

Foreign-born scientists an untapped resource: report

A new study says Canada should lead the charge in developing mechanisms to allow researchers from developing nations working in Canada, to contribute to scientific development and innovation in their countries of origin. The report says the estimated 15,000 science and health-related experts from developing countries represent “an untapped resource for their countries of origin…

U of T and York Univ to sign pact with Anna Univ

The Univ of Toronto and York Univ are set to sign technology transfer and academic cooperation agreements with Anna Univ, Madras, India. The announcement of the pending agreements was made at the inauguration of the Canadian Education-Technology Mission earlier this month. Anna Univ was established in 1978 and is currently establishing a knowledge data centre…

U of T and York Univ to sign pact with Anna Univ

The Univ of Toronto and York Univ are set to sign technology transfer and academic cooperation agreements with Anna Univ, Madras, India. The announcement of the pending agreements was made at the inauguration of the Canadian Education-Technology Mission earlier this month. Anna Univ was established in 1978 and is currently establishing a knowledge data centre…

CFI announces first awards under LOF program

The Canada Foundation for Innovation has announced the recipients of its first competition under the Leaders Opportunity Fund (LOF), which replaced the New Opportunities and Career Awards funds. Designed to attract and retain top-flight researchers, the competition awarded $19.7 million to 145 investigators at 35 institutions. A further $3.9 million was awarded under the affiliated…

NSERC releases fourth edition of business directory

Science and Engineering Research Canada (NSERC) has released the 2005 edition of its Research Means Business directory, listing 141 companies built upon NSERC-funded research. Ten universities account for 98 of those firms, led by the Univ of British Columbia (17), the Univ of Toronto (14) and the Univ of Waterloo (14). The directory was previously…