B.C. invests in cleaner industry and post-secondary innovation; PIC and GOC co-investments help plant-based companies use artificial intelligence; the Canadian Foundation for Animal-Assisted Support Services publishes Canada’s first voluntary national standards for animal-assisted human services, and more.
Organization: Government of Canada
Communitech CEO & President Chris Albinson explains the vision and implications of his organization’s “Team True North” strategy.
B.C. and Alberta’s SPOR units secure additional funding; a federal task force releases its analysis of flood insurance solutions, Dr. Suzanne Fortier’s tenure at McGill draws to a close, and more.
“Ultra-deep” geothermal could supply all of Canada with clean electricity and heat hundreds of times over, but proponents see governments and the private sector ignoring this energy source.
Government innovation programs need a major rethink to deliver transformative outcomes, says Carl Weatherell, executive director and CEO of the Canadian Mining Innovation Council.
Canada’s leading research facilities get an infrastructure boost; NSERC has an inaugural scholar, thanks to a pilot program with Toronto Metropolitan University, researching the impact of social ties to health and wellbeing, and more.
The federal government and private sector are ramping up investment in geothermal energy, but Canada still lags many countries in developing the underground resource.
Next generation researchers advocate for increased pay on Parliament Hill, an R&D collaboration assesses the potential of using hydrogen to decarbonize Canadian rail, the Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories launches competition with Campus Alberta Neuroscience, and more.
A pioneering clinical trial by The Ottawa Hospital is using made-in-Canada genetically engineered T calls, called CART-T cells, to keep cancer patients alive and cancer-free.
The federal government needs to take control of Arctic waste management to protect polar bears impacted by faster-melting sea ice due to climate change and feeding on garbage, say researchers.