Dr. Alan Bernstein to forgo third term leading CIFAR, Nikean Foundation gift marks largest contribution towards psychedelic science and research in Canada, Bruce Power takes the next step towards new isotope production, and more.
Organization: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
The federal government invests in protecting the endangered North Atlantic right whale; a Canadian-led social media movement aims to stop the spread of misinformation around COVID-19; University Health Network study shows full dose blood thinners decrease need for life support in COVID-19 patients, and a new report says Canada’s PhD students face persistent barriers applying skill sets.
A new cybersecurity program to support research and education in Canada; Montreal’s Element AI acquired by Silicon Valley, and the Centre for Regulatory Innovation brings a whole-of-government approach to innovation and competition.
Vancouver-based biotech firm AbCellera, using its technology spun off research at University of British Columbia, is fast-tracking testing and clinical trials of therapeutic antibodies against COVID-19.
The start date for Plan S, a Europe-led vision to make full and immediate open-access to publicly funded research a reality, has been postponed by a year to January 1, 2021, in response to public feedback.
The Univ of Manitoba has received $5.9 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for a project aimed at reducing the spread of HIV-AIDS in India. The project will be led by Dr James Blanchard, an associate professor of community health sciences and medical microbiology and a Canada Research Chair holder in epidemiology and…