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Excerpts: Research ecosystem reacts to Budget 2018

The whole ecosystem is patting themselves on the back, confident that their concerted efforts to lobby behind the Naylor report recommendations — foremost of which was an increase in budget – did not fall on deaf ears. RE$EARCH MONEY offers excerpts of what the ecosystem has to say about the federal budget.

Niagara supercomputer available to all Canadian researchers

Niagara, Canada’s most powerful supercomputer to date, is now available to researchers across the country, thanks to funding from the federal and provincial governments and Univ of Toronto, where the supercomputer is housed. Niagara is being supported by the university’s high performance computing division, SciNet. The supercomputer is part of the national advanced research computing…

Federal innovation support programs focus of ground breaking Treasury Board inventory

Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) has completed a comprehensive inventory of federal programs aimed at supporting business innovation and clean technology. The inventory captured 20 organizations and 92 program streams (business-facing programs), with the top five accounting for more than two-thirds of the $2.379 billion total.

RBC funds Waterloo’s cybersecurity lab, privacy projects

The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is investing $1.78 million in Univ of Waterloo for a cybersecurity lab and to support research projects in cybersecurity and digital privacy. The fund will support projects in computer science, mathematics and the new cybersecurity lab for the financial sector in the William G Davis Computer Research Centre, as…

Ontario announces major new research funding

Ontario has announced $137 million in funding for 53 research projects in the latest round of awards from the Ontario Research Fund – Research Infrastructure.

Sushanta Mitra

Dr Sushanta Mitra has been appointed executive director of the Waterloo Institute of Nanotechnology (WIN)…

Seeking New Director

The Univ of Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing is seeking a new director, replacing Dr Raymond Laflamme who is leaving at an unspecified future date. The position is a five-year term with an option for a one-time renewal to provide IQC with leadership, the setting of overall strategic direction, cultivating external relationships and ensuring that…

Huawei and U of W sign research framework agreement

Huawei Technologies, Shenzhen China, has signed a strategic research partnership agreement with the Univ of Waterloo that will serve as a framework for future research and investment. The agreement, augmented by $3 million over three years from Huawei for research projects, builds on several 5G-related projects (R$, May 4/16). Areas of future research will include…