Author: Jeffrey Crelinsten

Research Money is Going Digital!

The COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating for so many of us. It has changed our lives in many ways. One of the most dramatic and far-reaching is the enormous increase in the number of us working from home. At Research Money, the pandemic also brought the printing of our publication to a halt. Some of…

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Let’s banish the term “Knowledge Translation”

The term “knowledge translation,” or “KT”, is now in common usage among academics and policy makers keen to see social and economic benefits emerge from university research. KT is academia’s answer to the increasing pressure from governments and civil society for a return on public investments in academic research. The rise in usage of this…

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Publisher’s Welcome 32-10

RESEARCH MONEY has made some exciting editorial changes to better serve our readers. In addition to a new managing editor, we now have three senior correspondents in different regions of the country.

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Fed-Dev Ontario Announces Funding for Ontario Angel Networks

The federal government is providing new funding for angel investments in Ontario. Mary Ng, Federal Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion, made the official announcement on September 26 as she was participating in a panel discussion on angel investments at the National Angel Capital Organization’s World Angel Investment Summit. Up to $1.5 million will…

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Editorial 32-9

When it comes to valuing science and sustained support for science policy, Quebec has no Canadian peers. From the creation of a science ministry in 1973 through the glory days of the Conseil de la science et de la technologie (CST) under the leadership of Camille Limoges, Quebec has long taken a leadership role in formulating cogent science policy and translating it into funded programs. That tradition continues to this day.

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North American INGSA chapter in the works

Canada is working to establish a North American chapter of the International Network of Government Science Advisors (INGSA), according to Quebec chief scientist Dr Rémi Quirion. In his latest message to the scientific community, Quirion said discussions on the new chapter continued during a G7 research summit on arctic research and the sustainability of northern…

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Quebec provincial election delays approval of latest FRQ strategic plan

The adoption of the latest strategic plan of the Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ) has been delayed until the Quebec provincial election slated for October 1. The FRQ, which comprises the three provincial granting agencies for health, nature and technologies and society and culture, completed its strategic plan for 2018-2022 earlier this year after…

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FRQ-NT seeking new scientific director

The Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et Technologies, (FRQ-NT) is seeking a new scientific director to replace Dr Maryse Lassonde following her appointment as president of the Quebec Superior Council of Education for a four-year term. Lassonde, who served as FRQ-NT scientific director for six years, is a noted professor of neuropsychology with…

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Microsoft Canada Moving HQ to Toronto Core

On September 11, 2018, Microsoft Canada President Kevin Peesker announced that Microsoft Canada’s headquarters will be moving to a state-of-the-art facility in downtown Toronto’s South Core. The facility, located at 81 Bay Street, will span 132,000 square feet across four floors of CIBC Square, and include new greenspace, amenities, and a Microsoft Technology Centre augmented…

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