The Short Report – June 15, 2022: CREATE program receives new NSERC funding, feds provide up to $100M to Saskatchewan potash mine, Alberta invests in quantum hub, $24M for research on life-saving organ transplant technology, and more.
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Enlisting research subjects as research managers builds strong bridges of trust and understanding with communities that are being studied. It also yields better findings.
The “AGtech Innovation Sandbox” in British Columbia — which received $10 million in federal funding — aims to build a collaborative network of SMEs to grow the province’s ag-tech sector, based on an innovation model used to support companies developing digital health technologies. Meanwhile, Vancouver is ranked No. 9 in the world’s top 35 “ag-tech and new food” ecosystems, according to a new report from Startup Genome.
Green Party of Ontario releases EV strategy two months ahead of provincial election, research gets a boost through the New Frontiers in Research Fund, a review of Canada’s Remote Sensing Space Systems Act is completed, and more.
Government of Canada releases a $9.1 billion emissions reduction plan, Montreal’s Creative Destruction Lab doubles its $500 million target within first 5 years of opening, US dollars driving Canadian technology’s investment surge in 2021, four provincial governments agree to a joint strategic plan on small modular reactors, and more.
Ottawa launches special call for postpandemic research using UN model; Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada supports farmers to mitigate climate change impacts; a five-year cystic fibrosis study at USask uses a One Health research approach, and more.
Canada’s cybersecurity talent shortage is making it more difficult to protect critical assets as large organizations and infrastructure become more vulnerable to online attacks, according to leading researchers in the area.
A joint international research hub for vision health gets off the ground, UWaterloo launches its sustainable aeronautics research institute, Dan Breznitz and André Picard are shortlisted for the Balsillie Prize for Public Policy from the Writer’s Trust of Canada, and more.
FEDERAL ELECTION More than 200 Canadian tech and business executives are asking more of their peers to sign an open letter calling on federal political leaders to outline how Canada can achieve “prosperous, secure, equitable and sustainable” growth in a post-pandemic economy. Released Aug. 24, the letter stresses the need for Canada to adopt Canadian-made…
The largest community-academic collaborative study of women living with HIV in Canada shows that embracing community-based research principles can help achieve equity in research process and health outcomes, Dr. Angela Kaida, PhD, Associate Professor of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University, and Valerie Nicholson, Indigenous Peer Researcher at the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, say in an op-ed.