Person: Dr Rémi Quirion

Quebec Budget opens provincial coffers with $834M to stimulate research and innovation

The Quebec government has committed $834 million over five years to research and innovation, including unprecedented increases for post-secondary research after recording its second consecutive Budget surplus. The new funding arrives ahead of the province’s latest research and innovation strategy, due next month, as well as a new life sciences strategy expected before the end of April.

Quebec and Massachusetts form research council

Quebec and the State of Massachusetts have formed the Quebec- Massachusetts Collaborative Research Council (QMCRC) to foster cooperation between the two jurisdictions. The council will also help to showcase Quebec’s research expertise from academia and business with potential collaborations in clean energy, electric transportation, biotechnology and the environment. The 12-member QMCRC is the result of…

Dr Rémi Quirion

Dr Rémi Quirion has been appointed Quebec’s first chief scientist, and chair of the board of the directors of the newly created Fonds de recherche du Québec, fulfilling a key component of the province’s updated research and innovation strategy. Quirion is an internationally renowned researcher and research administrator in the area of Alzheimer’s disease, with…

Dr Edward McCauley

Dr Edward McCauley has been appointed VP research at the Univ of Calgary, effective July 1st, replacing interim VP Dr Jon Meddings. McCauley returns to U of C after a two-year stint as director of the Univ of California Santa Barbara’s National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis. Prior to that, he was a professor…

Dr Yves Joanette

Dr Yves Joanette has been appointed scientific director of the Canadian Institute of Health Research’s Institute of Aging (CIHR-IA) as well as the executive director of CIHR’s International Collaborative Research Strategy for Alzheimer’s disease. Joanette was recently president and CEO of the Fonds de la Recherche en Sante du Quebec (FRSQ) and chair of its…