Speeding Canada’s response to future pandemics requires the highest level biosafety lab, facilities for exotic animals and more scientists. VIDO-InterVac is looking to the federal and Saskatchewan governments for funding.
Person: Iain Stewart
The University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine will benefit from a $250 million donation to support advances in human health and health care; Roger Scott-Douglas is the acting new president of the National Research Council of Canada.
Iain Stewart becomes the new president of the Public Health Agency of Canada on Sept. 28th; OnCall Health seeks to expand partnerships and customers with its new round of funding; the National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program and Innovate BC sign an MOU; the Canada Foundation for Innovation appoints three new members to its board.
The NRC is deploying $45 million in new funding to help combat the ongoing pandemic, with two new challenge programs and upgrades to its Human Health Therapeutics Lab in Montreal.
NRC researchers turn to data analysis and writing as the organization adapts to new teleworking conditions.
Dr. Danial Wayner returned to the National Research Council last year to assist in expanding its outward focus and reinforce its quest for continuous research excellence. Here, he talks about his original inspiration as a summer student at NRC in 1979, what it takes to instil a culture of collaboration, and why an atmosphere of excitement has taken hold at the organization.
Canada’s National Research Council has partnered with the University of Toronto to launch an innovation hub for the rapidly advancing field of microfluidics, called the Centre for Research and Applications in Fluidic Technologies (CRAFT).
In a string of recent announcements, the new external science advisory network initiated by Dr. Mona Nemer, Canada’s Chief Science Advisor, has begun taking shape.
Iain Stewart, the current president of the National Research Council (NRC), has been reappointed for a term of five years. The reappointment – announced by Navdeep Bains, minister for Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada on June 20 — will allow Stewart to continue to work on the federal agency’s transformation, called the NRC Dialogue,…