Organization: Ministry of Advanced Education

Alberta links with Hong Kong Tech Park

Alberta’s Ministry of Advanced Education has signed a memorandum of understanding with Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corp (HKSTP) aimed at easing the entry of Alberta-based companies into the Hong Kong and Chinese markets. The MOU gives Alberta firms access to HKSTP infrastructure, resources and services including its IncuTech Business Incubation Program, laboratories and…

BC gov’t S&T branch moved to advanced ed ministry

The British Columbia government has shifted responsibility for research and technology to the Ministry of Advanced Education (MAE) as part of a June 16 Cabinet shuffle. Under rookie MAE minister Murray Coell, the Ministry has responsibility for research and innovation policy and the Science and Technology Fund, as well as the BC Innovation Council (formerly…

BC budget funds genome research

The British Columbia government has allocated $26 million to genome research in the province by requesting that two ministries re-allocate their spending before the end of the fiscal year. The provision for genome research funding was contained in the province’s February 18 Budget, which was overwhelmed by the federal Budget tabled the same day. The…