To keep track of the array of agencies and programs receiving funding, Research Money has created a list of the STI initiatives benefiting from the 2021 federal budget.
Organization: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
The 2021 federal budget gives a big boost to the NRC’s Industrial Research Assistance Program, BC budget provides $500 million to new fund for tech startups, US President Joe Biden proposes funding surge for federal research agencies, Canada’s Stem Cell Network to receive $45 million dollars for regenerative medicine therapies, and more.
The Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) has launched four new, federally-supported projects to assess urgent scientific challenges. Expert panels will evaluate the benefits and risks of artificial intelligence for science and engineering, Canada’s carbon sink potential, public safety in the digital age, and the impacts of health and science misinformation.
A consortium of some of Canada’s biggest corporations launch a pilot project offering workers rapid COVID-19 testing; Conestoga College prepares to launch a national institute dedicated to senior care; Lakeland College offers Canada’s first two-year Agricultural Technology program this fall, and more.
Michael Sabia is the new deputy minister of Finance; a consortium of food-based businesses will test new applications for pulse flours; British-based Hg Capital will spend $1.1 billion to assume majority control of Calgary-based Benevity; Canada’s top 50 research universities posted a combined research income of $8 billion in fiscal 2019.
The COVID-19 pandemic has placed a spotlight on the biomedical research process and amplified the adverse ramifications of poor public communication. We need to do better.
Finding answers to the most pressing social and economic questions will help countries develop science-based recovery plans that stimulate equity, resilience, sustainability and progress towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Vivek Goel will be UWaterloo’s seventh president and vice-chancellor; aerial drone technology gets a major boost in funding.
Surveillance border study at Toronto’s airport continues to track international travellers for COVID-19; the Canadian Space Agency supports the launch of two lunar technology payloads to the moon.
The Canadian Space Agency signed the Artemis Accords, solidifying partnerships in space exploration and Statistics Canada has a new classification tool to improve research statistics and development contributions.