Quebec invests $7.5 billion in science and tech; advancing research in small nuclear reactors, making moves to join the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement, and more.
Organization: University Health Network
Canada ranked eighth globally in the number of patented pandemic mitigation technologies filed by institutions worldwide between 1999 and 2018, according to a report by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office done in collaboration with the National Research Council. The report found that Canadian institutions had a high relative specialization for pandemic mitigation technologies, especially in the therapeutics and vaccine development research area.
Ongoing provincial government support for the Ontario Institute for Regenerative Medicine (OIRM) is critical to maintain Ontario’s global competitiveness in the fast-growing field of regenerative medicine which is developing cutting-edge products and therapies resulting from stem cell research, Dr. Duncan Stewart, president and scientific director of OIRM, and Dr. Tim Smith, chair of the board of directors at OIRM, say in an op-ed.
Five Ontario post-secondary institutions establish a hub to advance climate action solutions, a global initiative bolsters internet routing, the Tanenbaum Open Science Institute (TOSI) at The Neuro announces a new partnership, and more.
After a tight federal election in September, much of our reporting this last month has touched on the quest to build networks of partners and programs that work together in a virtuous cycle, writes Sebastian Leck, Research Money’s managing editor.
Psychedelics research in Canada got a major boost this week with a $5-million donation to Toronto’s University Health Network to establish the Nikean Psychedelic Psychotherapy Research Centre.
Dr. Alan Bernstein to forgo third term leading CIFAR, Nikean Foundation gift marks largest contribution towards psychedelic science and research in Canada, Bruce Power takes the next step towards new isotope production, and more.
Ontario announces support for hundreds of research projects across the province; Quebec’s INO optics and photonics research centre gets a boost, Nova Scotia launches a forestry innovation centre, and more.
Minister Champagne announces construction of NRC’s vaccine plant in Montreal is complete, Concordia gets go-ahead for a new school of interdisciplinary health, NISC receives quantum research funding to improve online communication security, and more.
The federal government invests in protecting the endangered North Atlantic right whale; a Canadian-led social media movement aims to stop the spread of misinformation around COVID-19; University Health Network study shows full dose blood thinners decrease need for life support in COVID-19 patients, and a new report says Canada’s PhD students face persistent barriers applying skill sets.