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.
Canada’s high-profile space industry firm MDA has positioned its flagship product, the Canadarm, for installation on a new commercial space station to be constructed by the US firm Axiom.
MDA has had a big week. After announcing involvement in Ukraine, the space company also reported it had been awarded a $269-million contract for the Canadarm3 project and announced a new global headquarters in Brampton, Ont.
Canada hits science ties with Russia, a report finds Canada losing the chance to lead in clean competitiveness investments, MDA is awarded a lucrative Canadarm3 contract, and more.
Russian companies have been banned from Collision, a global tech conference in Toronto, and many Canadian tech companies can no longer sell products in Russia as a result of Canadian sanctions in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
CIHR and NSERC terminate Collaborative Health Research Projects program, BC’s government invests in life sciences to boost health research, Ontario Genomics and CANSSI Ontario award inaugural postdoctoral fellowships in genome data science, Lululemon founder gives $100 million for muscle disorder research, a strategy to make Manitoba a leader in sustainable protein production, and more.
Ottawa calls for “ambitious, transformative proposals” in manufacturing capacity as it boosts the semiconductor ecosystem, Canada’s post-secondary institutes receive $45 million for research infrastructure support, Canadian aerospace companies earn lucrative contracts, and more.
Biotech entrepreneur Clarissa Desjardins secures funding to develop drugs for rare diseases, the EU creates a multi-billion dollar fund to reduce dependence on foreign tech giants, CPC MP Michelle Rempel Garner tables a private member bill to attract investment in cryptoassets, and more.
Ottawa announces over $550 million in federal research investments, the International Energy Agency reviews Canada’s energy policies, an international study details COVID-19’s impacts on children, MDA wins a second contract for a 2023 moon mission, and more.
Economist Jack Mintz calls for a broad approach to corporate tax reform to stimulate investment in Canada, the Canadian Space Agency moves onto procurement in the lunar exploration program, and GlycoNet becomes a member of the BIOTECanada ecosystem.