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.
Organization: Innovative Solutions Canada
A new term for Dr. Mona Nemer; U of T’s response to monkeypox outbreak paves the way for collaborations with Canadian and international groups, a rebound in Canadian angel investment stats, and more.
Feds announce $102 million for new, renewed chairs at 35 Canadian research institutions; U of T receives a 20-million donation for research, innovations and clinical programs in sports and sports medicine, new protocols for Arctic research and policymaking from the Inuit Circumpolar Council, and more.
Ontario invests to attract and retain research talent, UOttawa launches the first Canadian research centre dedicated to studying Black health in Canada, Montreal’s BrainBox AI goes home a winner from COP26, and more.
New funding for GHGSat’s expansion of satellites to detect methane emissions, USask’s VIDO receives a $6-million award for vaccine development from an international epidemic coalition, Ontario and Ottawa make investments in livestock research, and more.
A new Ontario venture fund to drive innovation and growth, the largest Alliance Grant in Dalhousie U’s history to make electric vehicles more accessible, a $10 million gift to UGuelph’s G360 Institute boosts global groundwater research, and more.
The Brookfield Institute and the Munk School of Global Affairs produce an online tool to monitor data and analysis of Canada’s inclusive innovation system; U of T and Denmark’s Novo Nordisk A/S invest $40 million on supporting healthier urban populations and finding solutions for chronic illnesses, and more.
The St. John’s, Newfoundland-based tech startup Avalon Holographics launched its first-generation prototype display; the federal government will launch the first round of its $300-million Housing Supply Challenge, focused on the provision of reliable housing data; Alberta Premier Jason Kenney put Doug Schweitzer at the head of his new ministry of Jobs, Economy and Innovation; and more.
The NRC is deploying $45 million in new funding to help combat the ongoing pandemic, with two new challenge programs and upgrades to its Human Health Therapeutics Lab in Montreal.
Tasked by Ottawa to prioritize funding that responds to COVID-19, two of Canada’s Innovation Superclusters have already launched programs to help combat the pandemic.