Organization: Defence Research and Development Canada

Dr Marc Fortin

Dr Marc Fortin has been appointed VP research partnerships at the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), replacing Dr Bettina Hamelin who left the position in June to become president and CEO of Ontario Genomics. Fortin comes to NSERC from the Department of National Defence, where he held the dual roles of ADM S&T…

MDA signs contract with DRDC to advance hyperspectral imaging

MacDonald, Dettwiler & Associates Ltd (MDA) has signed a five-year contract with Defence Research and Development Canada to lead a team of five Canadian organizations to develop and validate airborne and ground-based hyperspectral imaging capabilities in ultraviolet, visible near-infrared and low-wave infrared spectral ranges. The project will help enable the detection of chemical and biological…

DRDC forms Institute for Research in Defence & Security

Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) is establishing an Institute for Research in Defence and Security to partner with the academic community to find solutions to challenges Canadian Armed Forces members face when using technology. The institute will encourage research, academic, technical and scientific communities to self-organize and create innovative networks constituting topic-specific centres of…

DRDC funds 20 new safety and security projects

Defence Research and Development Canada‘s Centre for Security Sciences has announced $14.5 million in funding for 20 projects aimed at making Canada more resilient to global and domestic safety and security threats. The government provided $20 million in inaugural funding for the program last year through the Canadian Safety and Security Program….

DRDC announces $15-million security S&T competition

Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) has released another $15 million for new projects under its Canadian Safety and Security Program. Proposals will be accepted until July 18th with selected projects announced February 2014. The projects will are funded through DRDC’s Centre for Security Science and follow last year’s competition which provided $20 million for…

DRDC funds 26 safety and security projects

Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) has announced $20 in funding for 26 industrial, academic and government projects aimed at enhancing safety and security. Project leads include DRDC, the Communications Research Centre, Environment Canada, London Police Service, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Transport Canada and the Yukon government. The projects are funded under the Canadian Safety…

Thales Canada consolidates R&D in Quebec City

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…