Ottawa and partners commit $60 million to natural resources and environmental genomics projects, applied research funding at Canadian colleges gets a boost, and more.
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is much more focused on his government’s response to COVID-19 than on science and innovation priorities, judging by the PM’s updated mandate letter to the minister of innovation. The letter mentions the world “innovation” once, compared with more than a half-dozen references to COVID-19 and the federal response to the pandemic
Canadian scientists are no longer able to do cutting-edge deep-sea research off Canada’s coasts because of outdated and unreliable research vessels, say co-chairs of the National Research Vessel Task Team. As a stop-gap measure, the group is proposing the development of modular ocean research infrastructure (MORI) that could be deployed on industry ships and other non-specialized vessels.
The federal government’s new Arctic policy framework faces huge challenges, amid growing calls for “nation-building” action in the North.
Thales Canada has consolidated its research and technology expertise at its Parc du Technologique R&D facility in Quebec City with the official opening of its Thales Research and Technology (TRT) centre. Thales Canada has 1,300 employees in Quebec City, Halifax, Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver working in the defence and security, aerospace and transportation sectors. In…