In the last few weeks, Canada has been in the global spotlight with its focus on science, technology and innovation (STI). Canada hosted the G7 leaders summit this year where two of the five themes were related to STI.
Topic: Climate Change
G7 Leaders have committed to act on key issues brought to their attention by the science, technology and innovation (STI) community, particularly around artificial intelligence (AI) and climate change. However, the US stayed away from any further climate change commitments, while Canada’s STI stakeholders are asking for action beyond signatures on a piece of paper.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has concluded a trip to the US where he visited San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago to meet with government officials and business leaders to promote Canada as an investment destination. He also discussed the importance of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), climate change, cross border tourism, and the…
The federal government has announced a $155-million program to help the natural resources sectors address climate change by developing and deploying clean technologies that will lower their notoriously high greenhouse gas emissions. The funding under the new Clean Growth Program (CGP) is aimed at the energy, mining and forestry sectors for pre-commercial projects between technology readiness levels 3 to 9.
President Donald Trump intention to slash key areas of his government’s research spending is inadvertently providing an incentive for new research collaborations between the United States and Canada.
The president’s fiscal 2018 budget, unveiled earlier this year, proposed massive cuts for climate science, medical research and energy projects across government, including major granting organizations such as the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health and the Environmental Protection Agency. Despite a reprieve in early May when Congress voted to mostly maintain current budgets for the rest of 2017, it’s uncertain whether the axe can be avoided again in 2018.
RE$EARCH MONEY editor Mark Henderson recently spoke to John Risley, Nova Scotia’s widely-recognized seafood baron and one of the province’s most influential corporate citizens, about Atlantic Canada’s strategy and prospects for becoming a global innovation hub of ocean-related science.