Organization: Univ of Waterloo

NSERC backs telelearning research network

A new research network for telelearning has emerged in the wake of the defunct TeleLearning Network of Centres of Excellence. LORNET is a research network of six universities that has received $7.5 million in financing from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) through its Research Networks Grants Program for large-scale, multisectoral projects. Another…

Ontario doles out funding for indirect research costs

After months of negotiations with the university community, the Government of Ontario has announced the first awards under its $30-million Research Performance Fund, created last year to cover the indirect costs of research funded by the province. Toronto area universities, teaching hospitals, research institutes and colleges received $14.5 million from the Fund, while Ottawa’s two…

CFI invest $9.6M in new opportunities projects

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) has invested $9.6 million under its New Opportunities Fund for attracting and retaining Canadian talent. The awards cover 40% of eligible costs and will support 59 projects at 25 universities and involve 82 researchers. The big winner in the latest competition is the Univ of Alberta, which received 10…