Author: Tim Lougheed

Searching for superior SR&ED

The SR&ED on-line application form does not remember you from last year. For the Council of Canadian Innovators, that is among the least of the improvements this program needs.

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Your Get Into Jail Free card

Hate your lack of options? Don’t blame [insert service or technology here], says technology law critic Cory Doctorow. Blame monopoly.

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Editorial: Soylent Green is policy

Farms and farmers are not what they used to be. As we worry about policies addressing supply chains for rare earths and semiconductors, we should spare some thought for policy that determines the fundamental structure of Canadian food production.

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Health Canada levels the field for GMOs

Changes by Health Canada to the way it regulates food-based products developed with gene editing technologies is a “game-changer” for Canadian food production, says an agri-food innovation scientist.

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Nurturing the entrepreneurial mind-set

Simon Fraser University, in collaboration with the research organization Mitacs, is mounting a concerted effort to provide students across the campus with access to courses and services to help them develop an entrepreneurial outlook on their work. Elicia Maine, who recently became a special advisor to the university’s VP Research and International, says these extensive efforts will benefit these students in their career paths as well as enhancing the talent available for Canada’s innovation ecosystem.

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