Organization: Wilfrid Laurier Univ

Chris Dulny

PwC Canada has named Chris Dulny as its Chief Innovation Officer effective July 1. Dulny is currently a partner, National Technology Sector Leader in the accounting and consulting firm. Before that, he was partner of the Audit and Assurance Practice at PwC Canada, and he also worked in this practice at PwC UK. The alumnus…

CCA report fuses research and industrial R&D data to expose weak linkages between home-grown S&T and wealth creation

Canadian science and technology and industrial R&D are faced with a growing risk of becoming branch plants of research, innovation and competitiveness for other countries. While not new, this conclusion reached by an expert panel tasked to examine the issue that says the severity and urgency of the situation are increasing due to rapidly evolving global trends, the “start and sell” mentality of many tech entrepreneurs and the ecosystem damage inflicted between 2006 and 2015.

Lazaridis receives $2.5 million from FedDev Ontario for scale-up data platform

The Lazaridis Institute for the Management of Technology Enterprises will deliver a new national scale-up data platform in conjunction with Hockeystick, a Toronto-based private market data network. Funding of $2.5 million will be provided to Wilfrid Laurier Univ by FedDev Ontario to support the venture. The platform will be used by the Lazaridis Institute to…

Lazaridis Institute and CATA join forces

The recently announced Lazaridis Institute for the Management of Technology Enterprises is turning to the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) to help refine its structure and executive management programming. CATA will undertake an on-line survey of its members and stakeholders to determine the best approaches for producing the next generation of technology executives, long cited…

Ontario doles out funding for indirect research costs

After months of negotiations with the university community, the Government of Ontario has announced the first awards under its $30-million Research Performance Fund, created last year to cover the indirect costs of research funded by the province. Toronto area universities, teaching hospitals, research institutes and colleges received $14.5 million from the Fund, while Ottawa’s two…