The 2021 federal budget undoubtedly provided large and much-needed investments to Canadian science and technology. However, the federal government needs to better articulate its industrial policies and strategy, writes Research Money managing editor Sebastian Leck.Read More
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BC Premier John Horgan said his government wants to stem the “flow of brain power out of British Columbia” with an investment fund that provides $500 million to small- and medium-size businesses with the potential for high growth.Read More
Rachael Maxwell, the new executive director of Evidence for Democracy (E4D), recently released an analysis of the federal budget, which noted promising investments in sectors like quantum tech and genomics but argued that the country needs a national science strategy. Maxwell spoke to Research Money this week about the federal budget, why relationships are most important in developing evidence-based policies, and how she views her organization’s role in the science ecosystem.Read More
A group of 19 health sciences organizations and associations asked for a “coherent” life sciences strategy and increased collaboration this Monday in an open letter addressed to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The letter follows a $415-million federal investment into a partnership with French pharmaceutical manufacturer Sanofi to build an influenza vaccine manufacturing facility in Toronto.Read More
The Business and Higher Education Roundtable wrapped up its first Canada Comeback Challenge this month, a national challenge meant to shore up opportunities for students and support economic recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic. Student projects included a mining data platform, a wayfinder algorithm for visually-impaired users and a policy program to encourage flexible work policies.Read More
Space technology company MDA is partnering with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the Department of National Defense on a $7-million project to detect and track illegal fishing boats. The project demonstrates the potential of commercial satellite data, as more companies have begun to offer data services to governments around the world.Read More
Spending on scientific research has been rising for the last 50 years while, at the same time, researcher productivity has been dropping. That’s what Dr. Richard Gold, law professor and Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy at McGill University, argues in a new paper that positions open science partnerships as a potential solution.Read More
Researchers and businesses appear to be ready for more policy experimentation and leadership from the federal government after more than a year of lockdowns and economic disruption from COVID-19.Read More
The Canada Foundation for Innovation announced more than half a billion dollars in funding last week for 35 institutions and 102 research projects across Canada. Here’s a breakdown of the funding.Read More
This month, Canadians learned that we’re lagging far behind other countries in vaccinating our citizens. Canada’s struggle to secure vaccine supply illustrates the difficulties of responding to crises without the right infrastructure and planning in place.Read More
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