Organization: British Columbia

New research network receives NSERC funding

Science and Engineering Canada (NSERC) is providing a grant of $4.5 million over five years to NECTAR, a new research network will focus on developing design-oriented analyses for collaborative computational environments. The Network for Effective Collaboration Technologies Through Advanced Research (NECTAR) is hosted by the Univ of Toronto and involves the universities of Calgary, Saskatchewan,…

BC budget funds genome research

The British Columbia government has allocated $26 million to genome research in the province by requesting that two ministries re-allocate their spending before the end of the fiscal year. The provision for genome research funding was contained in the province’s February 18 Budget, which was overwhelmed by the federal Budget tabled the same day. The…

BC government opens labour-sponsored VC market

The British Columbia government has moved quickly to implement a recommendation to open up the market for labour-sponsored venture capital (LSVC) funds but has retained the cap on the relevant provincial tax credit at $12 million. Legislation enabling competition in the LSVC sector was introduced May 14, just weeks after a report by the Premier’s…