Canadian materials researchers who depend on neutron beams are reviving stalled efforts to establish a university-led governance structure to confront a yawning neutron gap and stem the accelerating brain drain.
Organization: Canada Foundation for Innovation
The University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine will benefit from a $250 million donation to support advances in human health and health care; Roger Scott-Douglas is the acting new president of the National Research Council of Canada.
Iain Stewart becomes the new president of the Public Health Agency of Canada on Sept. 28th; OnCall Health seeks to expand partnerships and customers with its new round of funding; the National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program and Innovate BC sign an MOU; the Canada Foundation for Innovation appoints three new members to its board.
National research infrastructures (RIs) need to improve how they manage their facilities, resources and users in order to optimize RIs’ scientific capabilities, says a new policy report by the Organisation of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and Science Europe. The report offers two new “guiding models” of best practices for improving the operation and use of RIs.
CMC Microsystems and partner organizations in the Global MNT group have launched an initiative to help students stranded by the COVID-19 pandemic continue their research in advanced microelectronic and nanotechnologies.
INVESTING IN INNOVATION Alberta Innovates announced over $3 million in funding for 17 successful projects in its Digital Innovation in Clean Energy (DICE) program. These projects will develop and bring technology to market that creates jobs in the digital economy, improves the efficiency of energy production, reduces GHG emissions and contributes to environmental innovations in water…
One-third of Canada’s Indigenous workers are in jobs facing a high risk of automation, according to a new report; CED will invest $16.4 million in 46 homegrown Quebec businesses and organizations; the New Frontiers in Research Fund awards grant create an (AI)-enabled capsule capable of diagnosing gastrointestinal cancers; and more.
International team including Quebec researchers develops innovative technique for increasing laser intensity, opening the door to producing highly powerful, smaller, less costly lasers.
A new $108.5-million technology and agri-food research and innovation network, supported by the federal government and industry, is expected to begin operations by the end of this month. Alberta Innovates’ Inventures conference also highlighted a new $40 funding challenge from Emissions Reduction Alberta to accelerate technology innovation in agriculture, agri-food and forestry.
The U.S. State Department warned it will reassess its intelligence-sharing arrangement with Canada if Huawei is allowed to participate in building Canada’s 5G network. “We in the U.S. government have made it very clear to all of our friends and allies around the world that if Huawei is allowed into a country’s national security systems, we will…