Genome Quebec and the Quebec Network for Personalized Health Care (QNPHC) have forged an agreement with Health Education England to obtain translation and distributions rights to the UK’s internationally renowned training and education programs in genomics and precision medicine. The two Quebec organizations are collaborating to adapt and integrate the introductory genomics training program into continuing…Read More
Author: Mark Henderson
Two senior executives have recently joined the management team of Qu Biologics, a bio pharmaceutical firm based in Vancouver, BC. Jennifer Archibald is the new chief financial officer (CFO) while Alun Rees is the new VP for manufacturing. Archibald, a chartered professional accountant has more than 20 years of financial leadership experience, most recently as…Read More
A group of industry players working with Univ of Toronto has received funding to develop a drone system enabled with artificial intelligence to help in traffic management on Ontario’s highways. The group, which includes The Sky Guys, NVIDIA Corp and IBM, received $750,000 over two years through the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE). Working with…Read More
Canada’s digital research infrastructure (DRI) is fragmented, oversubscribed and underfunded, according to officials close to the file. Its precarious state compared to competitor nations comes at a time when more and more areas of R&D are becoming digitized and data driven while the size and complexity of data sets are increasing exponentially.Read More
More than $554 million in federal funding has been allocated to 117 new infrastructure projects at several universities, colleges and research hospitals across Canada. The money comes from the Innovation Fund of the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to provide researchers and students with tools to help them facilitate their research. About $423 million of…Read More
Following some 30 years of investigating “innovation” as a social and economic phenomenon, it is time for me to admit that I am getting fed up with this term. In the conversation about public policy for science, technology, industry, higher education or what have you, I fear that it is now far adrift in a sea of mythology that has lost all touch with reality.Read More
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) to share food safety information and collaborate on research projects. Signed at the FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition campus in College Park, Maryland, the MOU seeks to expedite the sharing of information on…Read More
After extensive lobbying from the scientific community, an Arctic climate change research facility has received $1.6 million in federal funding, just enough to maintain operations for one year after its funds expire in 2018. Science minister Kirsty Duncan and Environment minister Catherine McKenna on November 8 announced the stop-gap funding for the Polar Environment Atmospheric…Read More
A Brock Univ professor has been named president of Canada’s sectoral commission that works with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Biologist Liette Vasseur will work with a team of 11 scientists and academics in the Canadian Commission for UNESCO’s (CCUNESCO) Sectoral Commission on Natural, Social, and Human Sciences to promote and…Read More
Canada needs a quick win to get back in the game of science diplomacy and international scientific collaboration as it prepares to hold the G7 presidency in 2018 and host the organization’s annual meeting next Spring.Read More
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