Organization: NSERC

As the federal government launches a quantum strategy, researchers say nurturing a long-term, cohesive ecosystem is key

The federal government is leaning on quantum technology to help restore and drive long-term economic growth. But realizing a national quantum strategy will require a sustained commitment, enhanced coordination, and a commitment to addressing the societal, ethical, legal and policy implications of the quantum revolution, Canada’s quantum leaders told Research Money.

The Short Report – Jan 13, 2021: Vivek Goel and Gina Cody receive Order of Canada appointments, VIDO’s COVID clinical trials to start in Halifax, a new Canada Research Chair, and more

Joanne Weber has been named the first Canada Research Chair in Deaf Education, François-Philippe Champagne replaces Navdeep Bains as Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, the Canadian Space Agency opens a competition to foster innovative food technology production, and Vancouver is the latest city to benefit from the federal government’s LC3 initiative.

The Short Report, February 12, 2020: Canada takes a step toward joining Horizon Europe; NSERC funding for basic research takes a dive; Google pursues rapid Canadian expansion

Microsoft is partnering with Invest Ottawa and the Bayview Yards business accelerator to offer technical and business resources to entrepreneurs. Called Microsoft for Startups, the program gives innovative Ottawa companies access to its cloud services, enterprise sales team and partner ecosystem. – Ottawa Matters Canada Infrastructure Bank CEO Pierre Lavallée signalled the bank is considering an investment…

NSERC announces 2017 winners for top research prizes

Dr Jeff Dahn has been awarded the Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering for his pioneering research to improve lithium ion battery technology – one of a clutch of high-profile awards announced last night by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council…

NSERC opens third regional office in Vancouver

NSERC has opened an office in downtown Vancouver — the third in a planned series of five regional offices. The office will be managed by Rick Warner, a veteran research manager who was a director with the former Science Council of British Columbia and has worked in the post secondary and not-for-profit sectors. The NSERC-Pacific…

Ottawa funds wood products research centre at Laval

The federal government is spending $25 million to establish a new wood products research centre at Laval Univ. The research will be provided through the Value-to-Wood program which draws on the expertise of several universities and Forintek Canada Corp. Natural Resources Canada will provide the bulk of the funding ($15 million), augmented by funding from…