Organization: Royal Bank of Canada

The Short Report, March 4, 2019: Kirsty Duncan moves for a standing committee on science and research; Alberta cuts post-secondary education funding; Canadian miners make an action plan

The Short Report: New Parliamentary standing committee proposed for science and research; new Protein Industries Supercluster projects; Alberta cuts post-secondary education funding while Ontario increases it; boosting competitiveness of Canada’s mining sector; creating research internships for students; Canadian science for the Moon; developing small nuclear reactor technology; and more.

The Short Report, June 19, 2019 – Research chairs, cybersecurity, Strategic Innovation Fund

Science and Sports minister Kirsty Duncan has announced over $275 million for 346 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs at 52 institutions across Canada. It was the most gender diverse competition yet: 47% women, 22% visible minorities, 5% persons with disabilities, and 4% Indigenous peoples. The Canada Foundation for Innovation is contributing another $5.2 million…

G7 Science Summit examines repercussions stemming from tsunami of new digital technologies

Canada’s hosting of this year’s G7 Summit is being preceded by an unprecedented series of research summits that examine the potential and impacts of digital technologies and sustainable oceans. The summits – organized by the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) – are intended to inform discussion at the main event in Charlevoix, QC on June 8-9.

RBC funds Waterloo’s cybersecurity lab, privacy projects

The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is investing $1.78 million in Univ of Waterloo for a cybersecurity lab and to support research projects in cybersecurity and digital privacy. The fund will support projects in computer science, mathematics and the new cybersecurity lab for the financial sector in the William G Davis Computer Research Centre, as…

Former RBC executives spin out IVP fintech fund

A group of former Royal Bank of Canada executives has launched its second Information Venture Partners (IVP) fund, raising $72.5 million of an anticipated $100 million to target promising financial technology (fintech) and enterprise software companies requiring series ‘A’ funding of $2-4 million. Institutional investors that have signed on include HarbourVest Canada Growth Fund, Northleaf…

Neuromed raises US$25M for clinical development

Neuromed Pharmaceuticals has raised an additional US$25 million in a series D financing that brings its cumulative venture capital financing to $74 million. The new capital will be used to advance development of its lead compound for the treatment of chronic pain and its second development program for the treatment of anxiety, epilepsy and cardiovascular…

Concordia creates chairs and professorships

Concordia Univ’s John Molson School of Business has received more than $3 million for the creation of two research chairs and two distinguished professorships. The Lawrence Bloomberg Chair in Accountancy was inaugurated with a major donation from Bloomberg, a director and advisor to the National Bank of Canada. Dr Michel Magnan, a professor of accountancy…