The federal government’s new Arctic policy framework faces huge challenges, amid growing calls for “nation-building” action in the North.
Organization: University of Calgary
Alberta and Saskatchewan partner on a feasibility study of commercial-scale carbon capture and storage at a cement plant — a North American first for the cement industry.
Sidewalk Labs released a new 483-page document that does “a good job of satisfying the information we need” to evaluate the technological innovations planned for the Quayside development in Toronto, says Kristina Verner, Waterfront Toronto’s vice president of innovation. The evaluation is due to be completed by March 2020. – SaltWire Ontario is introducing a new policy to…
The Alberta United Conservative Party government’s first budget will reduce the deficit but slashes support for the tech sector, advanced education, innovation funding and university students
The recent scandals over gifts from the Sackler family and Jeffrey Epstein bring into sharp relief the challenges confronting universities as they seek donors to support scientific research and other programs. They are also a reminder that who funds science matters.
Many stakeholders in Canada’s innovation ecosystem are calling for an independent, comprehensive review of Canada’s tax system.
The University of Alberta library has opened its new Digital Scholarship Centre (DSC), featuring Western Canada’s largest touch-screen data visualization wall, podcasting and webinar equipment, 3D printers and scanners, a VR room, and high-performance computers. – Folio University of Calgary alumnus Wayne Foo, the founding CEO of the oil exploration company Parex Resources Inc, has made a $3.24-million…
For-profit fund management corporation Lumni offers an alternative to student debt through “income share agreements” for post-secondary students who need financial assistance.
Montreal came in first for innovation on a ranking of intelligent communities by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF). ICF ranks communities by their ability “to generate innovation in business and government for economic but also social and cultural growth.” Their metrics cover innovation programs available in the community; online services provided by local government or…