Economist Jack Mintz calls for a broad approach to corporate tax reform to stimulate investment in Canada, the Canadian Space Agency moves onto procurement in the lunar exploration program, and GlycoNet becomes a member of the BIOTECanada ecosystem.
Organization: University of Victoria
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…
Ottawa and partners commit $60 million to natural resources and environmental genomics projects, applied research funding at Canadian colleges gets a boost, and more.
Ottawa plans to fast-track smaller grant approvals in multiple research areas based on the success of two COVID-19 quick-response research funding programs, Research Money has learned. The council plans to roll out its new rapid-response grants within the next year.
UVic is the latest university in Canada to cut fossil fuels from its investment portfolio, Nova Scotia’s fish and seafood sector gets a boost, a promising snapshot of Ontario’s developing AI ecosystem, and more.
A consortium of some of Canada’s biggest corporations launch a pilot project offering workers rapid COVID-19 testing; Conestoga College prepares to launch a national institute dedicated to senior care; Lakeland College offers Canada’s first two-year Agricultural Technology program this fall, and more.
Small and medium companies are hiring more employees, partnering with larger firms and expanding into new markets as a result of their participation in Canada’s superclusters.
On July 27, the Reconciling Ways of Knowing Forum launched its first dialogue on the need for reconciliation between Indigenous and Western scientific ways of knowing: “The purpose of this dialogue is to find our way forward together, by respecting both ways of knowing.”
The Short Report: Supporting Black tech professionals; high-speed Internet for rural Quebec, new university Indigenous research policy; DND funding for COVID-19 technologies; record angel investment; writing off oil sands assets.
The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council has awarded $76 million for 128 new applied research projects at colleges, cégeps and polytechnics. Funded through the tri-agency College and Community Innovation Program and the College-Industry Innovation Fund from the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the investments will connect colleges with local companies, particularly small- and medium-sized enterprises, to collaborate on projects that further…