C100 brings in Ray Newal as new CEO; the Stem Cell Network launches its second national research funding competition, Alberta surpasses 2021 tech investment earnings, and more.
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Two Canadian universities are hosting United Nations leadership training centres dedicated to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, which set economic and environmental targets for peace and prosperity in the coming decade.
The B.C. government is investing $195-million in health and genomics research to further its goal of developing a life sciences and biomanufacturing hub in the province.
Ottawa launches special call for postpandemic research using UN model; Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada supports farmers to mitigate climate change impacts; a five-year cystic fibrosis study at USask uses a One Health research approach, and more.
Ottawa announces over $550 million in federal research investments, the International Energy Agency reviews Canada’s energy policies, an international study details COVID-19’s impacts on children, MDA wins a second contract for a 2023 moon mission, and more.
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.
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.