Dr. Heidi Bandulet, the Senior Programs Officer at Canada Foundation for Innovation, is the co-chair of the OECD’s new Global Science Forum Expert Group on Very Large Research Infrastructure. Research Money spoke to Bandulet about large research infrastructure projects, her role as Canada’s representative and how to better collaborate in the case of a global crisis like COVID-19.
As it emerges from the pandemic, Canada faces an increasingly competitive R&D environment and a rapidly evolving geopolitical landscape. The federal government should invest in people, invest strategically in Canada’s research ecosystem and invest in rebuilding campuses for tomorrow, according to a pre-Budget submission by the U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities.
B.C. researchers, Indigenous groups, companies and other groups are undertaking 12 new research and restoration projects designed to protect the province’s salmon population.
The Short Report - October 13, 2021: CIHR launches Indigenous opportunity fund to tackle COVID-19 challenges; a new president for PHAC, Communitech focuses on company scaleups, and more.
A new CIHR-led opportunity fund will provide up to $6 million in support for Indigenous health and well being; PM Trudeau makes changes to the senior ranks of the public service; Communitech announces True North Strategy to bolster revenue of Canadian startups, and more.
Q&A with Nizar Ladak, CEO of the Digital Research Alliance of Canada, on integrating digital research infrastructure
Research Money spoke with Nizar Ladak, CEO of the Digital Research Alliance (formerly the New Digital Research Infrastructure Organization), created in 2019 to integrate and improve digital tools for Canadian researchers. We discussed the new organization’s journey and how it can ensure that Canadian researchers have the digital tools they need to tackle society’s problems today and in the future.
The federal government needs to make it an urgent priority to provide increased and predictable funding for health and biosciences research, or risk losing the nation’s health research workforce to competing countries like the U.S., the U.K. and Australia, says Paul-Émile Cloutier, president and CEO of HealthCareCAN, in an op-ed.
In a $35-million, multiple government-supported initiative, four new business accelerators — including three rooted in Silicon Valley — will set up shop in Alberta to help entrepreneurs and innovators in the province’s fast-growing tech startup sector.
Psychedelics research in Canada got a major boost this week with a $5-million donation to Toronto’s University Health Network to establish the Nikean Psychedelic Psychotherapy Research Centre.
The Short Report - Sept. 29, 2021: Alan Bernstein forgoes third term as CIFAR's CEO & President, UHN receives funding gift for psychedelic psychotherapy, and more
Dr. Alan Bernstein to forgo third term leading CIFAR, Nikean Foundation gift marks largest contribution towards psychedelic science and research in Canada, Bruce Power takes the next step towards new isotope production, and more.
The B.C. government’s new $260-million electrification program could have challenges meeting its emission-reduction deadline, according Werner Antweiler, an energy economist at the University of British Columbia.
The Short Report - Oct. 20, 2021: A global research hub for vision care, a UWaterloo centre for sustainable aeronautics, the Writer's Trust inaugural Balsillie prize, and more
A joint international research hub for vision health gets off the ground, UWaterloo launches its sustainable aeronautics research institute, Dan Breznitz and André Picard are shortlisted for the Balsillie Prize for Public Policy from the Writer’s Trust of Canada, and more.
A Tax Court of Canada ruling that reduced a Montreal aerospace company’s federal Scientific Research and Experimental Development tax credits impacts the entire tech sector and further complicates a government incentive program already rife with problems and in need of reform, say innovation advocates.
As Canada and other countries look to the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) as a model to drive innovation, it is vital to recognize that DARPA isn’t simply a “plug and play” model but requires a supportive, integrated ecosystem and an enabling culture, says Dr. Camille Boulet, PhD, senior partner at Global Advantage Consulting, in an op-ed.
Canada’s tech startup ecosystems performed well overall in Startup Genome’s annual global startup report, but more work is required on global marketing and early-stage investment, says JF Gauthier, CEO of the Startup Genome innovation policy advisory and research firm based in San Francisco.
Canada’s existing AI strategies have provided the groundwork to create a full industrial strategy to commercialize AI across the country, according to a new report from the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC).
The Short Report - Oct. 6, 2021: McGill's new innovation fund, an insect research facility for USask, U15 calls for investment in university security measures, and more
McGill makes history with the launch of its innovation fund, an insect research facility at USask will be one of a handful to conduct research on arthropod plant pests and beneficial insects in Canada, the U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities calls for investment in university security systems, and more.
Researchers at the University of Manitoba and the NRC are using AI to model trucking routes across Manitoba, which they say can reduce the risks of disruption from warming winters, extreme weather events and flooding.
The design and delivery of micro credentials require specific components to make them a truly effective solution both for people who need to increase their competencies and the employers who need to hire them, Janet Lane, Director of the Human Capital Centre at the Canada West Foundation, and Stephen Murgatroyd, Chief Information Officer at Contact North, say in an op-ed.