IBM invests to strengthen research and innovation in Newfoundland and Labrador; a framework to deepen links between the NRC and Canada’s AI research and industry ecosystem, an energy hub to connect modellers and policymakers, and more.
Organization: Vector Institute
CIHR and NSERC terminate Collaborative Health Research Projects program, BC’s government invests in life sciences to boost health research, Ontario Genomics and CANSSI Ontario award inaugural postdoctoral fellowships in genome data science, Lululemon founder gives $100 million for muscle disorder research, a strategy to make Manitoba a leader in sustainable protein production, and more.
GOVERNMENT NEWS Environment and Climate Change Canada has opened the second round of applications for $200 million in funding for climate action initiatives through the Low Carbon Economy Fund “Champions” funding stream. Applicants can request between $1 million to $25 million for eligible project expenditures. Since being launched in 2018, the Low Carbon Economy Challenge…
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…
With a new federal budget doubling down on existing artificial intelligence programs and emphasizing intellectual property, some industry leaders hope the investments will help Canada maintain its early lead and create AI champions in the country.
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.
Healthcare IT startup Verto acquires seed funding, Ottawa launches Science Horizons internship program, Vector Institute creates engineering arm to operationalize AI, and more.
Canada is a global research hub for artificial intelligence but needs a lot more professionals with AI skills to move move AI from research labs to mainstream businesses, two new reports say.
A PhD student’s novel software is revolutionizing drug discovery and laying the groundwork for a COVID-19 vaccine.
The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) opened an Ecocity Centre of Excellence for applied research and training in support of cities becoming ecologically sustainable. The Centre will be led by Dr. Jennie Moore, BCIT Director, Institute Sustainability, and founding coordinator of Vancouver’s EcoCity Network. – BCIT News Accounting firm Ernst & Young published a new fintech adoption…