Ontario invests to attract and retain research talent, UOttawa launches the first Canadian research centre dedicated to studying Black health in Canada, Montreal’s BrainBox AI goes home a winner from COP26, and more.
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The Protein Industries Canada supercluster has partnered with four companies and researchers at the University of British Columbia on a $7.6-million project to develop and market globally high-quality meat-alternative products, including a plant-based beef to rival Wagyu beef – considered the best in the world.
The American Physical Society rewards Dr. John Polanyi’s history of nuclear anti-proliferation activism, Ontario’s AI ecosystem is faring well despite pandemic effects, a University of Alberta team uncovers promising antiviral agents for potentially safer, more effective COVID treatment, and more.
The Green Part of Canada releases its campaign platform, early-career neuroscience researchers get a boost, The51 Ventures launches a Food & AgTech Fund to support women-led & diverse businesses, and more.
FEDERAL ELECTION More than 200 Canadian tech and business executives are asking more of their peers to sign an open letter calling on federal political leaders to outline how Canada can achieve “prosperous, secure, equitable and sustainable” growth in a post-pandemic economy. Released Aug. 24, the letter stresses the need for Canada to adopt Canadian-made…
The Conservative Party of Canada releases its innovation plan, more than 330 university research projects receive $77 million through the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the federal government pours $61.5 million into the next phase of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging, and more.
A CBRE report shows Canada has some of the fastest growing tech talent pools In North America, UBC joins a global network to personalize autism care, and more.
Canada’s university science innovation ecosystem needs a build-for-scale strategy that supports academic scientist-entrepreneurs from ideation through to commercialization, Elicia Maine, the W.J. VanDusen Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Simon Fraser University, says in an op-ed.
Québec’s Chief Scientist, Rémi Quirion, heads the INGSA international network, Ottawa moves to accelerate innovation in Canadian mining, and more.
A $23-million UBC renewable-energy research hub featuring a hydrogen refuelling station for cars, trucks and buses will generate clean-transportation developments across the globe, says the project’s lead researcher.