Innovation, Science and Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne is facing a very busy year, with a mandate letter from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that includes more than 30 assigned tasks. They include establishing a new advanced research projects agency, launching a Canadian critical minerals strategy and a national quantum strategy and creating a global centre of excellence for eliminating methane gas emissions.
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OTTAWA Transport Canada has released updated guidelines for testing automated driving systems (ADS), which will apply to any organization conducting R&D trials of vehicles equipped with ADS. The guidelines are meant to clarify the roles and responsibilities of federal, provincial/territorial and municipal governments as they relate to trial organizations and to establish a baseline of…
A new Quebec neuroscience partnership may advance drug discovery for brain diseases through AI and Open Science; a CFI national survey shows most young adults have confidence in science; Dr. Leah Cowen has been named the University of Toronto’s vice-president, research and innovation, and strategic initiatives, and more.
Catherine McKenna, former minister of environment and climate change and former minister of infrastructure and communities, spoke to Research Money about the outcomes of the COP26 climate summit, the federal emissions cap on the oil and gas industry, federal investment needed to ensure the country meets its emissions-reduction targets and her two “passions”: climate action and supporting women and girls.
Five Ontario post-secondary institutions establish a hub to advance climate action solutions, a global initiative bolsters internet routing, the Tanenbaum Open Science Institute (TOSI) at The Neuro announces a new partnership, and more.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s campaigned on a new $2-billion Canadian advanced research agency modelled after the U.S. Defense Advance Research Program Agency (DARPA). But innovation advocates told Research Money the Liberals should hold off on creating the new agency in favour of focusing on IP ownership.
A Canadian advanced research agency is closer to becoming a reality now that both the Liberals and Conservatives are promising to create one, says the executive-director of the Canadian Council of Innovators (CCI).
Governments in Ottawa and Quebec City have committed hundreds of millions of dollars in support for aerospace companies after the pandemic decimated the sector.
The non-profit Evidence for Democracy has released a framework to judge government policies based on the level of transparency around evidence.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is much more focused on his government’s response to COVID-19 than on science and innovation priorities, judging by the PM’s updated mandate letter to the minister of innovation. The letter mentions the world “innovation” once, compared with more than a half-dozen references to COVID-19 and the federal response to the pandemic