The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council has made some progress in implementing the two-year old federal Indigenous Strategic Research Plan, although Indigenous stakeholders caution it could take generations to fully implement the plan and see the impact on reconciliation.
Organization: Canada Foundation for Innovation
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has affected the entire world — and the effects are being felt in the world of science and technology, writes Sebastian Leck, Research Money’s managing editor.
Ottawa calls for “ambitious, transformative proposals” in manufacturing capacity as it boosts the semiconductor ecosystem, Canada’s post-secondary institutes receive $45 million for research infrastructure support, Canadian aerospace companies earn lucrative contracts, and more.
Edmonton-based Wyvern, a Canadian space data company, plans to launch a small satellite with an unfolding telescope to capture images from space to improve sustainability and productivity in the agricultural industry.
The Short Report – Feb. 9, 2022: Quebec gets Canada’s first universal quantum computer, Canadian cleantech companies receive more than $52 million in SDTC funding, Ocean Supercluster announces largest project to date, public servants learn about AI, new VP of research programs at CIHR, and more.
Annual research income at Canada’s top 50 research universities increased only slightly in fiscal year 2020 while the top 50 research colleges had a nearly 21-per-cent jump in research income, according to annual rankings in reports by Research Infosource Inc.
Ottawa announces over $550 million in federal research investments, the International Energy Agency reviews Canada’s energy policies, an international study details COVID-19’s impacts on children, MDA wins a second contract for a 2023 moon mission, and more.
Alberta’s four major universities have put a hold on developing new research initiatives and renewing existing research agreements with entities in China, as directed by the provincial government. All four universities also have submitted reports to Alberta Advanced Education detailing all agreements, research relationships, institutional relations and joint ventures under way with entities connected to the Chinese government and the Chinese Communist Party.
CNL announces project agreement for construction of its new Advanced Nuclear Materials Research Centre, the Canada Foundation for Innovation launches its flagship competition fund for 2023, SSHRC and Mitacs celebrate Canada’s researchers and innovators, 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.