Author: Lindsay Borthwick

Canadian philanthropists sign onto pledge to fund climate change action

As world leaders meet to hammer out a new green deal at COP26, philanthropies across the country are committing to taking action on climate change. They are signing onto the Canadian Philanthropic Commitment to Climate Change — a first-of-its kind funder pledge — that calls on all funders to act on climate change, regardless of their missions.

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U15 pre-budget submission: Canada must invest in talent, research and security to stay competitive

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.

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Q&A with Nizar Ladak, CEO of the Digital Research Alliance of Canada, on integrating digital research infrastructure

Nizar Ladak, CEO, Digital Research Alliance of Canada

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.

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Quantum Valley Ideas Lab gets DARPA funding to develop quantum sensing technologies

DARPA, the U.S. defence-related R&D agency, is on everyone’s lips as a Canadian version of the agency became a promise in more than one party platform. Quantum Valley Ideas Lab, an independent research institute in Waterloo, Ont., is participating in new DARPA programs to move quantum technologies out of the laboratory and into the real world.

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