Fostering international research partnerships will help position Canada’s research community as a global leader in science and technology, NSERC President Dr. Alejandro Adem, PhD, says in an op-ed.
Organization: Canada Research Coordinating Committee
NORAD upgrades include plans for a space-based surveillance system and a science program with the US; three new funding streams to bolster Canada’s clinical trials, phase 2 of the Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy launches, 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.
Joanne Weber has been named the first Canada Research Chair in Deaf Education, François-Philippe Champagne replaces Navdeep Bains as Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, the Canadian Space Agency opens a competition to foster innovative food technology production, and Vancouver is the latest city to benefit from the federal government’s LC3 initiative.
Two new collaborations between Canada and the UK signal the start of increased research collaborations between the two countries.
In collaborating with the WHO and other governments, Canada’s funding agencies have moved rapidly to channel more than $52 million in federal funding to rapid response research at Canadian universities.
The Short Report: New Parliamentary standing committee proposed for science and research; new Protein Industries Supercluster projects; Alberta cuts post-secondary education funding while Ontario increases it; boosting competitiveness of Canada’s mining sector; creating research internships for students; Canadian science for the Moon; developing small nuclear reactor technology; and more.
A $10-million program to support Canadian researchers participating in Horizon 2020, the European Union’s flagship research funding program, could lead to much closer, long-term research ties between Canada and the EU.
Canada’s Tri-Council of major government funding agencies and Indigenous partners across the country have co-developed a new Indigenous research strategic plan. The plan, which proposes a new interdisciplinary research and research screening model, represents a significant new approach by the federal government and a contribution to reconciliation. With implementation starting this spring, the strategy aims to ensure Indigenous peoples lead and control any research involving them.
The Canada Research Coordinating Committee released an outline of the international stream of the New Frontiers in Research Fund, which will include up to $50 million in funding over five years to support Canadian researchers who are part of global teams funded through major European R&D programs Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe.