Organization: Transport Canada

The Short Report, August 28, 2019: International education, social enterprise, industrial R&D

Innovative Solutions Canada launched three new challenges from Health Canada: develop a tool to help medical professionals rapidly diagnose an infection and identify whether it stems from a virus or bacteria; create a tool that would use artificial intelligence and deep learning to help specialists quickly and effectively match organ donors and compatible recipients; and in a…

The Short Report – April 10, 2019: Seafood tech, forest research, clean transport

CIFAR added 17 new members to its AI Chairs program, bringing the number from 29 to 46. A third announcement later this year will bring the total to around 60. CIFAR also announced four new additions to its portfolio of interdisciplinary research programs. – BetaKit The Government of Canada and the Province of Nova Scotia are…

Federal and Yukon governments invest $1.3M in climate change adaptation research

Transport Canada and the Government of Yukon are collaborating to invest $1.3 million in two climate change adaptation research projects in the North. The investments fall under the Northern Transportation Adaptation Initiative and seek to make northern transportation more resilient to the effects of climate change. The first project will focus on stabilizing permafrost thaw…

NRC president Stewart reappointed for another term

Iain Stewart, the current president of the National Research Council (NRC), has been reappointed for a term of five years. The reappointment – announced by Navdeep Bains, minister for Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada on June 20 — will allow Stewart to continue to work on the federal agency’s transformation, called the NRC Dialogue,…

DRDC funds 26 safety and security projects

Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) has announced $20 in funding for 26 industrial, academic and government projects aimed at enhancing safety and security. Project leads include DRDC, the Communications Research Centre, Environment Canada, London Police Service, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Transport Canada and the Yukon government. The projects are funded under the Canadian Safety…

Westport launches natural gas ruck demo project

Westport Innovation Inc is launching a $3-million development and demonstration project for its new heavy-duty truck technology along the Highway 401corridor in southern Ontario. The one-year project will see five Volvo trucks equipped with 450-horsepower Cummins ISX engines and incorporating Westport’s high-pressure direct injection technology using liquified natural gas (LNG). Sustainable Development Technology Canada will…