Organization: Public Safety Canada

Alberta’s major universities hit pause on new research initiatives with China

Alberta’s four major universities have put a hold on developing new research initiatives and renewing existing research agreements with entities in China, as directed by the provincial government. All four universities also have submitted reports to Alberta Advanced Education detailing all agreements, research relationships, institutional relations and joint ventures under way with entities connected to the Chinese government and the Chinese Communist Party.

Federal government invests in cyber security strategy

The federal government is investing an additional $155 million over five years in Canada’s Cyber Security Strategy to secure government systems that deliver services to Canadians and protect citizen from cyber threats. The funding is part of the strategy’s ongoing implementation, following an initial $90 million investment and an $18-million top-up in October/09. Some of…

CRTI program awards $30 million to 20 new projects

The latest round of the centerpiece fund of Defence R&D Canada (DRDC) has resulted in $30 million being awarded to 20 projects. Administered by the Centre for Security Science — a joint program between DRDC and Public Safety Canada — the multisectoral projects address Canada’s ability to deal with potential chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear…

Report calls for expanded Cdn Police Research Centre

A new report calls for an expanded mandate for the Canadian Police Research Centre (CPRC) to address the technology and R&D needs of the broader first responders community. Jointly commissioned by CPRC and the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA), the report recommends a centralized research facility to provide knowledge and expertise to first responders, development…

CRTI launches seventh competition

Defence Research and Development Canada and Public Safety Canada have issued a 7th call for proposals under the Chemical, Radiological-Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE) Research and Technology Initiative (CRTI). Up to $25 million will be available for this round, with brief synopses due by September 10th and the deadline for full proposals set for December 11.…