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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…

INQ announces three research chairs

The Institut nordique to Québec (INQ) has announced funding for three research chairs to pursue research ranging from renewable energy production and wildlife preservation to food security and sustainable development in the north. INQ also announced the appointment of Dr Louis Fortier — scientific director of ArcticNet —as its director of science and innovation responsible…

Genome Quebec and Oxford announce partnership

Quebec premier Philippe Coulliard has announced a partnership between Laval Univ, Genome Quebec and Oxford Univ as part of a provincial trade mission to the UK. Coulliard visited London where he called for broader ties in the areas of trade, research and innovation targetting aerospace, information technologies, life sciences and clean tech. The genomics partnership…

Genome Quebec and Oxford announce partnership

Quebec premier Philippe Coulliard has announced a partnership between Laval Univ, Genome Quebec and Oxford Univ as part of a provincial trade mission to the UK. Coulliard visited London where he called for broader ties in the areas of trade, research and innovation targetting aerospace, information technologies, life sciences and clean tech. The genomics partnership…

Quebec fleshes out northern research centre

The Quebec government is providing more details on its planned research institute for the northern two thirds of the provinces, which received $2 million in the last provincial Budget (R$, June 16/14). The Nordic Institute of Quebec is part of the recently revived (and scaled back) Plan Nord, which provides a long-term strategic approach to…

CREATE program provides $24 million for 15 initiatives.

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council‘s Collaborative Research and Training Experience Program (CREATE) is investing $24 million over six years in 15 initiatives to provide graduate students in science and engineering disciplines with private sector experience in a variety of key sectors, including genomics, climate change, wireless technology and clean tech. The awards include $1.6…

CREATE program provides $24 million for 15 initiatives.

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council‘s Collaborative Research and Training Experience Program (CREATE) is investing $24 million over six years in 15 initiatives to provide graduate students in science and engineering disciplines with private sector experience in a variety of key sectors, including genomics, climate change, wireless technology and clean tech. The awards include $1.6…

CDRD signs up two more academic affiliates

The Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD) has added Laval Univ and the Univ of Sherbrooke to its network of affiliated academic institutions, The agreements give the two Quebec-based universities access to CDRD’s expertise and research infrastructure, designed to address scientific and management challenges and move discoveries closer to the marketplace. Academic institutions affiliated…

Institutions to receive CERC chairs announced

The results of the first phase of the second smaller round of the Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC) program have been announced with eight universities given the go-ahead to nominate world-renowned researchers to fill 11 chairs. The competition was announced in the 2011 federal Budget and launched last December, with 10 chairs worth $10 million…

CSA provides $8 million for 26 R&D contracts

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has announced 26 R&D contracts worth more than $8 million as part of its Space Technology Development Program. The projects involve 13 companies, a research institute (National Optics Institute) and Laval Univ. The firms are exploring technology niches in the areas of telecommunications, spacecraft design, laser sensors and others. MPB…