Organization: Canada Research Chair

Statoil and RDC fund chairs in reservoir engineering

Statoil Canada and the Research & Development Corp (RDC) will each contribute $1 million over five years to establish a chair and associate chair in reservoir engineering at Memorial Univ. The funding will help foster the development of a new Petroleum Engineering Research Program in the university’s faculty of engineering and applied science. Memorial plans…

Cangene Corp to fund Alzheimer’s research

Cangene Corp has signed an MOU with the Univ of British Columbia to develop the research of Dr Neil Cashman, science director of PrioNet Canada and holder of the Canada Research Chair in neurodegeneration and protein misfolding at UBC. Winnipeg-based Cangene became interested in Cashman’s work when a research team led by Cashman discovered a…

York Univ and Precarn launch ICAST network

York Univ and Precarn Inc are backing the formation of a multi-sectoral network of researchers and companies to develop new medical devices for the elderly and disabled. The Intelligent Computational Assistive Science and Technology (ICAST) network is aimed at improving the alignment between university researchers and the needs of businesses, fostering collaboration between scientists, engineers,…

NSERC funds quantum research network

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) has funded a new national network based at the Univ of Waterloo‘s Institute of Quantum Computing (IQC). QuantumWorks is one of several innovation platforms funded by NSERC and had its official unveiling last week. Heading QuantumWorks is Dr Raymond Laflamme, IQC’s director and Canada Research Chair holder…

Indian HIV-AIDS project receives $5.9 million

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…

MITACS funds development of SARS model

A team of 14 experts are using mathematical modelling and analysis to develop a cost-effective method for validating assumptions and testing theories relating to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). The team of mathematicians, virologists, infectious disease experts and public health scientists is being led by Dr Jianhong Wu, Canada Research Chair in applied mathematics at…