Organization: Univ of Toronto

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…

NSERC creates award in honor of John Polanyi

Sciences and Engineering Research Canada (NSERC) has established a $250,000 research prize in honour of Dr John Polanyi, a chemistry professor at the Univ of Toronto and the 1986 Nobel Prize winner for chemistry. A competition for the new prize has already been launched with a March 1/06 deadline for nominations (www.nserc.gc.ca/polanyi/e). The inaugural NSERC…

TPC invests in nanotech coatings R&D for aircraft

Integran Technologies Inc has received $3.6 million from Technology Partnerships Canada to develop nano-structured coatings technology for the aerospace and defence sectors.The $8.6-million R&D program will see the Toronto-based firm dev-elop nano-crystalline cobalt-phosphorous coatings as a cheaper and more environmentally benign alternative to hard chrome plating currently used by industry. The coating technology will have…

CIHR funds groundbreaking heroin clinical trial

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is providing $8.1 million for North America’s first clinical trial of prescribed heroin for chronic addicts. The two-year North American Opiate Medication Initiative (NAOMI) will try to determine ways to improve the health of addicts and reintegrate them back into society. It will enrol 470 participants in Vancouver,…

New research network receives NSERC funding

Science and Engineering Canada (NSERC) is providing a grant of $4.5 million over five years to NECTAR, a new research network will focus on developing design-oriented analyses for collaborative computational environments. The Network for Effective Collaboration Technologies Through Advanced Research (NECTAR) is hosted by the Univ of Toronto and involves the universities of Calgary, Saskatchewan,…

UK-Canada consortium to explore human proteins

A $95-million UK-Canada partnership billed as the largest international research project ever funded in Canada will spend the next three years determining the three-dimensional structure of more than 350 human proteins. The Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC) is led by Dr Aled Edwards, a leading expert in proteomics and structural genomics research with the Bant-ing and…