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CIFAR renews two research programs

The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) has renewed two of its research programs in genetics and economics and social sciences. The programs received $6 million over five years after undergoing peer review after five years of operation. The Genetic Networks program is led by Dr Brenda Andrews, Univ of Toronto, while the Social Interactions,…

U of T uses CANARIE to archive holdings

Univ of Toronto Libraries is in the midst of a major digital archiving and preservation initiative using the CANARIE backbone network to send one terabyte of data daily to the Internet Archive. To date, 250,000 U of T books have been digitized with another 250,000 books pending archival. Established in 1996, the Internet Archive allows…

Green IT MOU signed by UBC, Prompt & UC San Diego

The Univ of British Columbia has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Univ of California – San Diego and the Quebec-based non-profit, Prompt Inc, to improve the energy efficiency of information technology and reduce its carbon footprint. The institutions will share best practices, work with national funding bodies and generate data on greenhouse gas…

Cambridge Univ opens major stem cell research centre

The UK hopes to capitalize on its liberal laws and stable policies for embryonic stem cell research with the creation of the Stem Cell Institute at Cambridge Univ. The US$30-million centre will be headed by Dr Roger Pedersen, who left the Univ of California at San Francisco in 2001 following US president George Bush’s banning…