B.C. invests in cleaner industry and post-secondary innovation; PIC and GOC co-investments help plant-based companies use artificial intelligence; the Canadian Foundation for Animal-Assisted Support Services publishes Canada’s first voluntary national standards for animal-assisted human services, and more.
Person: François-Philippe Champagne
CAMH receives first CIHR grant to study psilocybin and its effect on treatment-resistant depression; Toronto-based C6 Launch Systems prepares for its first suborbital test at a foreign spaceport through its Brazilian subsidiary, Ottawa makes $40 million available for projects that deliver business supports for women entrepreneurs, and more.
Ottawa invests more than $28 million to address PTSD and trauma in frontline and essential workers; the supercluster program gets a name change from Minister Champagne; patient-oriented research funding for Manitoba and Saskatchewan, Dr. Jody Cooley is appointed new ED at SNOLAB, and more.
Canada is now a full member of the Eureka network, an international R&D consortium that includes more than 40 countries on five continents. Over the past decade some 300 Canadians have participated in Eureka projects, which have been worth more than $500 million.
South Korea’s Medipost acquires OmniaBio for contract development and manufacturing; Ottawa introduces legislation to bolster trust in the digital economy; a new oil sands alliance combines Canada’s three major oil producers, KPMG Canada and MaRS Discovery District launch a climate impact accelerator program, and more.
Feds announce $102 million for new, renewed chairs at 35 Canadian research institutions; U of T receives a 20-million donation for research, innovations and clinical programs in sports and sports medicine, new protocols for Arctic research and policymaking from the Inuit Circumpolar Council, and more.
A consortium of AI-focused research organizations launches in Montreal; François-Philippe Champagne opens call for proposals for the $90-million ElevateIP program announced in Budget 2021; Alberta commits $50 million towards clean hydrogen technology research, and more.
Canada prepares to issue its inaugural green bond; Ontario positions itself as a critical minerals leader to support its plans for an EV supply chain; Prairie farmers get a boost to adopt sustainable management practices, and GOC and Maritime provinces invest in patient research.
The federally funded Clean Resource Innovation Network has invested $10 million in a project using a technology called non-aqueous extraction that could eliminate the use of waste tailings ponds, proponents say.
Canada hits science ties with Russia, a report finds Canada losing the chance to lead in clean competitiveness investments, MDA is awarded a lucrative Canadarm3 contract, and more.