Details are beginning to emerge on cuts to R&D in the April 11 Ontario budget: $1 million for the Mowat Centre (closing), the Institute for Competitiveness & Prosperity (closing) and the province’s Health System Research Fund (clawed back). R$ will investigate these and other cuts further. – Mowat Centre Canada and Japan have signed two…
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The Univ of Waterloo has appointed international business adviser Dominic Barton as its 11th chancellor.
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.
Robert Dunlop is retiring from the federal public service on October 17th after a 33-year career, most recently at Industry Canada where he led the development of S&T policy and programs. As assistant DM with Industry Canada’s science and innovation sector, Dunlop has had a hand in many files including the introduction of programs such…
Tom Jenkins has been named the next chancellor of the Univ of Waterloo, continuing an informal tradition of naming technology executives to the position. Jenkins is executive chairman of Waterloo-based Open Text Corp, a member of the National Research Council, director of the CD Howe Institute and a founder of Communitech….
Dr Kevin Tuer has been appointed managing director of the Open Data Initiative (ODI), which received $3 million in the last federal Budget. He is stepping down as managing director of the Canadian Digital Media Network (CDMN) — which manages ODI — and will be replaced by Avvey Peters, former VP communications and ma
The importance of competition & procurement
By Tom Jenkins
Canada, be a customer. This is not a simple issue for government. A customer is the one that drives innovation. We’ve seen that in defence procurement recently.