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The Short Report, October 16, 2019: Ecocities, fintech adoption, animal testing

The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) opened an Ecocity Centre of Excellence for applied research and training in support of cities becoming ecologically sustainable. The Centre will be led by Dr. Jennie Moore, BCIT Director, Institute Sustainability, and founding coordinator of Vancouver’s EcoCity Network. – BCIT News Accounting firm Ernst & Young published a new fintech adoption…

RBC steps up investments in AI with new Montreal lab

Montreal has attracted two Canadian financial institutions to its emerging artificial intelligence (AI) cluster. The Royal Bank of Canada has announced more investments in AI research with a new AI lab to open in the city. It also announced a joint, $4-million investment with Bank of Montreal for the Creative Destruction Lab, also in Montreal.…

Trottier donates $10M to Polytechnique Montreal

The Trottier Family Foundation has donated $10 million to Polytechnique Montreal to establish the Trottier Energy Institute which will take a systems and global approach to energy-related issues from technological, social and economics perspectives. The foundation — founded by Lorne Trottier, co-founder Matrox, a 37-year-old, Dorval QC-based developer and manufacturer of video card components and…