Organization: McKinsey & Company

The Short Report – Dec. 22, 2021: Trudeau releases mandate letters, a promising brain diseases partnership, a national survey of young people’s attitudes towards science, and more

A new Quebec neuroscience partnership may advance drug discovery for brain diseases through AI and Open Science; a CFI national survey shows most young adults have confidence in science; Dr. Leah Cowen has been named the University of Toronto’s vice-president, research and innovation, and strategic initiatives, and more.

Canadian philanthropists sign onto pledge to fund climate change action

As world leaders meet to hammer out a new green deal at COP26, philanthropies across the country are committing to taking action on climate change. They are signing onto the Canadian Philanthropic Commitment to Climate Change — a first-of-its kind funder pledge — that calls on all funders to act on climate change, regardless of their missions.

Dominic Barton

The Univ of Waterloo has appointed international business adviser Dominic Barton as its 11th chancellor.