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.
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A StatCan study of Canadian corporations in 2016/17 found that most of their boards didn’t include women: over 60% had no women members. The number of women on boards is growing, but very slowly, say experts. – BNN Bloomberg The University of British Columbia became the first Canadian post-secondary institution to join the Center for Open…
At the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, Innovation minister Navdeep Bains and Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga announced a joint investment to establish the new global Intelligence and Cyber Centre in Vancouver, B.C. MasterCard is investing $510 million, of which $420 million is eligible under the Strategic Innovation Fund, while Ottawa is investing $49 million…
A new study underscoring the critical importance of research partnerships between the U.S. and China has important implications for Canada as it seeks to strengthen international collaboration and attract academic talent from abroad.
Canada’s innovation ecosystem draws much of its strength from international students and immigrants. Here we look at some of the key figures and statistics underlying this vital trend.
As response rates decline for conventional surveys, Statistics Canada is looking to start incorporating more alternate sources of data, such as satellite imagery, cell phones, credit data and transactional data. “Alternate sources of data are increasing exponentially, and we have the techniques and the mechanisms to convert them to public good with high-quality statistics,” chief…
The latest report from The Impact Centre at the University of Toronto, titled The Myth of a Better Mousetrap, offers some striking observations on Canada’s competitive shortcomings and makes several radical suggestions to improve our performance.
The Canadian College Consortium for Cannabis will support Canada’s fast-growing but talent-challenged cannabis industry, through training and collaborative applied research.
Canada’s superclusters need rigorous intellectual property strategies to protect Canadian SMEs’ IP and ensure it stays in Canada to benefit the national economy, say top IP specialists.