Organization: Government of Ontario

The Short Report, March 4, 2019: Kirsty Duncan moves for a standing committee on science and research; Alberta cuts post-secondary education funding; Canadian miners make an action plan

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.

Judge rules for Tesla in suit over new Ontario government’s subsidy cancellations

Tesla has won an important ruling against the new Ontario government over cancelled electric vehicle rebates. Two weeks ago, Tesla Motors Canada sued the Progressive Conservative government over the cancellation of the previous Liberal government’s Electric and Hydrogen Vehicle Incentive Program, which offered rebates of up to $14,000 on qualifying vehicles like Tesla Motors’. The…

Ontario and Quebec boost cooperation on artificial intelligence & 5G technologies

The governments of Ontario and Quebec have signed a memorandum of understanding to further cooperation in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) with an emphasis on support for 5G technologies. The MOU builds on two existing bi-lateral initiatives — the Evolution of Networked Services through a Corridor in Québec and Ontario for Research and Innovation…

U of Guelph undertakes $66.6 million in lab upgrades

The Univ of Guelph is receiving $26.2 million from the new Post-Secondary Strategic Investment Fund (SIF) to undertake $66.6 million in laboratory infrastructure improvements. Other funding for the new spaces and lab upgrades comes from the Government of Ontario ($4.7 million) and the university’s internal resources ($35.7 million). A key SIF-back project is a biocarbon…

FedDev Ontario backs McMaster’s BEAM facility

McMaster Univ‘s Fraunhofer Project Centre for Biomedical Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing (BEAM) has received a $12-million federal grant, matching $12 million in commitments from the Government of Ontario, City of Hamilton and McMaster. Other organizations and private sector partners have contributed $9 million, bringing the project’s investment to $33 million. Slated to open in 2017,…

U of T to upgrade 47% of its research lab space

The Univ of Toronto will spend $189.8 million over the next two years to upgrade nearly half of its research labs through its Lab Innovation for Toronto project. Funding is being provided by the federal government ($83.7 million) through its $2-billion Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund, the Government of Ontario ($14.3 million) and internal university…

Automotive R&D centre receives $17M from province

Canada’s oldest industry-academic automotive R&D centre is receiving $16.8 million from the Government of Ontario as part of an $85-million grant to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Canada (FCA). The funding will be directed to the Univ of Windsor-FCA Automotive Research and Development Centre (ARDC) to boost its work on student training in product design and engineering…

Ontario boosts research collaboration with Israel

The Government of Ontario and several provincial universities have signed a series research, technology and innovation agreements with the Israeli government. The government-to-government memorandum of understanding includes $10 million in joint funding for academic-industry collaborations and $10 million forindustrial agreements through the Ontario-Israel Collaboration Program — the latter representing an additional $4 million over existing…