Organization: Science and Engineering Research Canada

NSERC releases fourth edition of business directory

Science and Engineering Research Canada (NSERC) has released the 2005 edition of its Research Means Business directory, listing 141 companies built upon NSERC-funded research. Ten universities account for 98 of those firms, led by the Univ of British Columbia (17), the Univ of Toronto (14) and the Univ of Waterloo (14). The directory was previously…

NSERC launches pilot K-12 program for math & science

Five universities have been awarded $1 million each over five years to conduct research into improving the teaching and learning of mathematics and science in grades K to 12 as part of a pilot program launched by Science and Engineering Research Canada (NSERC). The winning institutions — Univ of New Brunswick, Univ of Sherbrooke, Univ…

SFU receives research chair in pest management

An industrial research chair (IRC) in pest management has been established at Simon Fraser Univ (SFU) and will be held by Dr Gerhard Gries. The IRC is renewable and worth $2.5 million over five years. Funding was provided by a $1.2 million grant from Science and Engineering Research Canada (NSERC) and matched by several firms…

NSERC and PAPRICAN fund two industrial chairs

Pulp and paper researchers at McGill Univ will benefit from the creation of two new industrial research chairs with $3 million over five years from Science and Engineering Research Canada (NSERC) and the Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada (PAPRICAN). Each organization is providing $1.5 million, while PAPRICAN is contributing in-kind resources for the…

U of A researchers develop low-power chip

Researchers at the Univ of Alberta have developed a computer chip that uses 100 times less energy than current leading-edge chips. The chip uses new a new method of processing digital data called analog decoding, which uses very low levels of power to execute its detection algorithm analog processing technology. The research was conducted at…

NSERC opens first regional office in Moncton

Science and Engineering Research Canada (NSERC) has opened the first of five planned regional offices to provide the granting agency with a direct presence in Atlantic Canada. Dr Yves Gagnon has been seconded from the Univ of Moncton to lead the Moncton NB office, which is co-located with the National Research Council in Parc Scientifique…