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Innovate BC’s new board of directors

Innovate BC, British Columbia’s primary technology agency, has a new Board of Directors, whose members were announced last week at the #BCTECH Summit. The board will become the province’s new innovation commission, chaired by Thompson Rivers Univ president and vice-chancellor, Alan Shaver. He will be assisted by 11 members and one ex-officio member, Alan Winter, BC’s…

NCE shortlists 11 for 2018-19 competition

The Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) has announced 11 shortlisted candidates that will proceed to the next phase of the 2018-19 competition that is open to both new and established networks. The 11 networks bested 58 other proposals and will submit full proposals by July. This competition marks the first time both new and…

York to develop tech education program

York Univ has received a $444,000 grant to develop a Bachelor of Education in Technological Education to attract new technological educators into the system. The grant from the Ontario government’s Technological Teacher Education Collaborative Initiatives Fund will help York develop a new program with a flexible learning environment for those in the workforce and would…

York Univ creates global health institute

York Univ is establishing the Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health using a $20-million donation from alumni Victor Phillip Dahdaleh. The institute aims to be a leader and catalyst in addressing global health issues. Funds will be used for new faculty and research positions, scholarships and travel grants….

NSERC provides $9.8 million for more CREATE grants

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) has announced $9.8 million to support the second tranche of this year’s Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE ) grants. The funding will allow the six training programs at five Ontario-based institutions to train graduate students in the skills they require to work in industry. Grants for…

Patient-oriented health info program launched

A health information consortium in Ontario has raised $23.3 million from its members and received $1.5 million in federal support to develop and implement a patient-oriented, technology-enabled system that allows individuals to access personal health records and connects them to health professionals, family and friends. The Connected Health and Wellness Project (CHWP) is being driven…

VeriFone founder donates $2 million to York Univ

York Univ alumnus Douglas Bergeron and his wife Sandra have donated $2 million to his alma mater to establish the Bergeron Entrepreneurs in Science & Technology (BEST) program. The program will be used to support entrepreneurial programs in S&T, engineering and mathematics, and teach business experience to aspiring student-entrepreneurs. A veteran technology executive, Bergeron founded…

New KM Networks

Three networks will each receive $1.6 million over four years under the Knowledge Mobilization program. The winners are: Translating Emergency Knowledge for Kids Network, led by scientific director Dr Terry Klassen, Univ of Manitoba; Children and Youth in Challenging Contexts Network, led by scientific director Dr. Michael Ungar, Dalhousie Univ; and, Promoting Relationships and Eliminating…

Ontario highlights 3D technology development

A two-year industrial-academic partnership to expand capacity for 3D film production in Ontario is presenting its research projects in progress at an event on April 23 in Toronto. 3D FLIC will be unveiling prototypes of a 3D camera, a demonstration of 2D to 3D conversion and the science behind 3D perception and the geometry of…

SSHRC awards four new MCRI grants

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) has awarded $10 million over seven years for four Major Collaborative Research Initiatives. York Univ secured two of the awards to investigate suburban growth in the 21st century and new ways to organize long-term residential care for seniors. McGill Univ will lead a research project examining the…