UBC makes a $3-billion pledge to drive solutions and discoveries; upskilling Canada’s cell and gene therapy manufacturing capacity, Dr. Gilles Brassard wins prestigious US Breakthrough Award, and more.
Organization: Canada Foundation for Innovation
Canada’s leading research facilities get an infrastructure boost; NSERC has an inaugural scholar, thanks to a pilot program with Toronto Metropolitan University, researching the impact of social ties to health and wellbeing, and more.
A pioneering clinical trial by The Ottawa Hospital is using made-in-Canada genetically engineered T calls, called CART-T cells, to keep cancer patients alive and cancer-free.
Researchers engaged in the federally supported Ocean Tracking Network, a made-in-Canada initiative, are part of a global effort to track more than 160 aquatic species including sharks.
Ottawa invests more than $28 million to address PTSD and trauma in frontline and essential workers; the supercluster program gets a name change from Minister Champagne; patient-oriented research funding for Manitoba and Saskatchewan, Dr. Jody Cooley is appointed new ED at SNOLAB, and more.
The Canada Foundation for Innovation and l’Association canadienne-française pour l’avancement des sciences hosted an on-line discussion to discuss the implications of a national survey of young people’s attitudes toward science. The ensuing discussion revealed the dominance of social media in determining those attitudes, which can range from eager enthusiasm to disinterest and mistrust. Participants also frame a series of Calls to Action for organizations to develop working relationships with Canadian youth around scientific matters.
Feds announce $102 million for new, renewed chairs at 35 Canadian research institutions; U of T receives a 20-million donation for research, innovations and clinical programs in sports and sports medicine, new protocols for Arctic research and policymaking from the Inuit Circumpolar Council, and more.
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.
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.