Michael Sabia is the new deputy minister of Finance; a consortium of food-based businesses will test new applications for pulse flours; British-based Hg Capital will spend $1.1 billion to assume majority control of Calgary-based Benevity; Canada’s top 50 research universities posted a combined research income of $8 billion in fiscal 2019.
Organization: Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
Facedrive’s TraceSCAN technology garners interest among companies globally; Canada’s National Digital Research Infrastructure Strategy has its first researcher council, and a new consortium takes shape to accelerate the commercialization of quantum computing.
Canadian researchers are a core part of an international consortium of universities, startups and nonprofit organizations that has received a $48-million, 5-year grant from DARPA focused on improving paralysis in patients who have suffered acute spinal cord injury. Dr. Brian Kwon, MD, a spine surgeon at Vancouver General Hospital, Canada Research Chair in Spinal Cord Injury and professor of Orthopaedics at the University of British Columbia, is leading the Canadian team.
The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) has launched the first provincial research platform development program of its kind in Canada. MSFHR will fund six platforms from a slate of 38 proposals, with each receiving up to $1 million over two years. The successful technology and methodology platforms are: BC BioLibrary, BC Proteomics Network,…