Organization: College and Community Innovation

College R&D projects awarded nearly $36 million

Two key support programs for college R&D have announced $35.9 million in grants for 38 projects across Canada. The flagship College and Community Innovation (CCI) program made $34 million in awards, bringing the total awarded since the program’s 2009 launch to $293.3 million. The awards — managed by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council…

College R&D projects awarded nearly $36 million

Two key support programs for college R&D have announced $35.9 million in grants for 38 projects across Canada. The flagship College and Community Innovation (CCI) program made $34 million in awards, bringing the total awarded since the program’s 2009 launch to $293.3 million. The awards — managed by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council…

Conestoga receives $800,000 for senior research

Conestoga College, Kitchener ON, has received $800,000 over five years from the College and Community Innovation program to conduct research into seniors care. The research will be carried out by Dr Veronique Boscart, chairholder of the CIHR/Schlegel Industrial Research Chair for Colleges in seniors care, in conjunction with Schlegel Villages and Conestoga’s school of health…

CCI program invests $36 million in 60 new initiatives

The College and Community Innovation (CCI) program has announced $36 million over five years in new awards for 60 partnerships between colleges and businesses at 35 colleges and cegeps. The awards bring the total invested through the CCI program to $160 million since 2009. The awards are made in six grant types including two new…

Polytechnics call for fairness in post-secondary funding

Polytechnics Canada is calling on the federal government to commit $150-million annually to a fund for applied research projects in the upcoming Budget. The alliance of seven large post-secondary institutions says the new fund is essential to “fairly support the three post-secondary streams – polytechnics, colleges and universities”. It is also urging for the development…