Students’ concerns about climate change and sustainability — along with dropping enrolment in some oil and gas academic programs — are driving a shift in engineering and energy programming by universities in oil-producing Alberta and Newfoundland to encompass all forms of energy, sustainability and the global energy transition.
The Ocean Supercluster announced a collaboration with an unlikely partner, a real-estate development company that is re-purposing old industrial plants in New York State.
Most Canadian businesses are not well informed about artificial intelligence and its benefits and have been slow to invest in AI, according to a new report by the Next Generation Manufacturing Canada supercluster, which did an online survey and one-on-one interviews with 30 organizations deeply involved in Canada’s AI ecosystem.
A new strategic partnership between Communitech and CAN Health Network is aiming to connect domestic tech firms to procurement opportunities in healthcare.
The Short Report - Nov. 10, 2021: Ottawa funds methane emissions monitoring, U of Sask. receives award to fund vaccine development, a swine research facility, and more
New funding for GHGSat’s expansion of satellites to detect methane emissions, USask’s VIDO receives a $6-million award for vaccine development from an international epidemic coalition, Ontario and Ottawa make investments in livestock research, and more.
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.
The Short Report - Nov. 3, 2021: NREN bolsters internet security with MANRS, a new green tech hub, an open science partnership, and more
Five Ontario post-secondary institutions establish a hub to advance climate action solutions, a global initiative bolsters internet routing, the Tanenbaum Open Science Institute (TOSI) at The Neuro announces a new partnership, and more.
A new program launched by the Council of Canadian Innovators will train corporate directors on governance issues faced by fast-growing technology companies.
Opinion Leader: Obesity affects more than nine million Canadians. Why does Canada invest so little in research and treatment?
More than nine million Canadians who may be living with obesity are being left “on their own” due to pervasive stigma in society and lack of investment in research, treatment and policy innovation, Ximena Ramos Salas, PhD, and Brad Hussey, consultants who’ve worked with Obesity Canada, say in an op-ed.
Opinion Leader: Canada’s early focus on artificial intelligence is starting to reap commercial benefits
Canada’s early contributions and long-standing academic expertise in artificial intelligence are now generating growing funding for and revenue in AI in drug development, but the country’s AI-enabled drug development industry faces significant challenges in coming years, Dr. Ulrik Kristensen, PhD, founder and principal analyst at UK-based Emersion Insights, says in an op-ed.
Jim Hinton is a patent lawyer based in Kitchener-Waterloo and the co-founder of the Innovation Asset Collective (IAC), which launched this year with $30 million in federal funding. Research Money spoke to Hinton about the challenges facing tech developers, researchers and policymakers surrounding IP.
The Short Report - Nov. 17, 2021: Ontario invests in research facilities, UOttawa launches centre for Black health, a win for BrainBox AI at COP26, and more
Ontario invests to attract and retain research talent, UOttawa launches the first Canadian research centre dedicated to studying Black health in Canada, Montreal’s BrainBox AI goes home a winner from COP26, and more.
The Protein Industries Canada supercluster has partnered with four companies and researchers at the University of British Columbia on a $7.6-million project to develop and market globally high-quality meat-alternative products, including a plant-based beef to rival Wagyu beef – considered the best in the world.
Consumer demand for plant-based foods and beverages, including alternative dairy products, is increasing due to health, environmental, economic and other benefits, Sunny Gurnani, CEO of Plant Veda, says in an op-ed.
An Alberta R&D facility for testing technologies that combat climate change is helping startup companies bridge the “valley of death” to commercialization.
Opinion Leader: Successful climate policy requires coherent multi-government alignment of policy, budgets and effective execution
Successful climate policy requires a systematic, multi-stakeholder, multi-sectoral, transparent and coherent approach by all levels of government — municipal, provincial and federal — that aligns policy, budgets and effective execution, Dr. Noel Keough, PhD, co-founder of and senior researcher at Sustainable Calgary, says in an op-ed.
Establishing a multi-stakeholder Prosperity Council and setting ambitious performance targets are key to overcoming Canada’s decades long productivity and competitiveness problems, says new report.
A first-of-its-kind network for Black researchers launched this month at the University of Toronto (U of T). It aims to promote Black excellence and enhance the research capacity of Black scholars.
The Short Report - Oct. 27: Dr. John Polyani awarded 2022 Andrei Sakharov Prize, rapid growth in Ontario's AI ecosystem, U of A's promising antiviral research, and more
The American Physical Society rewards Dr. John Polanyi’s history of nuclear anti-proliferation activism, Ontario’s AI ecosystem is faring well despite pandemic effects, a University of Alberta team uncovers promising antiviral agents for potentially safer, more effective COVID treatment, and more.