Organization: Université Laval

The Short Report – May 8, 2019: Cannabis R&D, fuel cell demo, accelerator funding

With the goal becoming a mainstream healthcare company, Smiths Falls, ON-based Canopy Growth Corp. has spun off a new division – Spectrum Therapeutics – to oversee the company’s commercial medical and clinical research operations including Spectrum Cannabis, Canopy Health Innovations, and recently acquired Germany-based C3Cannabinoid Compound Company, which develops cannabinoid-based medical therapies. – Canopy Growth…

Université Laval wins funding to build new Northern research centre

Université Laval in Quebec has obtained funding to build a flagship research centre for its Northern studies institute, the Institut nordique du Québec (INQ). With contributions from the federal ($25.5 million), provincial ($27.5 million), and municipal ($5 million) governments, the university and its partners will commit the remaining funds necessary to complete the $83.5-million building.

New $1.2-million NSERC chair to study peat bogs

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) has established a new chair at Université Laval to study restoration of bogs after peat extraction. The new chair, Line Rochefort, will receive $1.25 million over five years from NSERC, with partners providing a further $1.6 million in cash and in-kind contributions. Rochefort will lead a team…