Canada’s high-profile space industry firm MDA has positioned its flagship product, the Canadarm, for installation on a new commercial space station to be constructed by the US firm Axiom.
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The Health Research Foundation, created by the pharmaceutical industry consortium Innovative Medicines Canada, has created two research chairs at the University of British Colombia and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. The two posts are dedicated to exploring how to make Canadian health care more resilient to major challenges such as the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Canadian Alliance for Skills and Training in Life Sciences, created by the Charlottetown-based PEI BioAlliance, is building facilities and curricula to address the need for skills individuals to work in Canada’s growing bio manufacturing sector.
A genomics initiative supports climate change adaptation in Canada’s agriculture and food systems; Ottawa invests in critical mineral value chains; new projects selected for CINUK’s Arctic climate research program, and more.
A report from the Innovation Economy Council, an industry coalition, argues that Canada’s biomanufacturing strategy must look beyond vaccines and move into the even more important field cell and gene therapies. Federal support will be crucial to ensuring that these facilities are located in innovation centres across the country where they can thrive.
Two Canadian universities are hosting United Nations leadership training centres dedicated to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, which set economic and environmental targets for peace and prosperity in the coming decade.
The Quebec government has established a $20 million fund to help companies build working relationships with the research community, so that these enterprises can develop their IT platforms to handle the latest digital or even quantum technology.
A Research Money conference panel heard that the difficulty many companies have in find good employees may be less about a lack of candidates are more about taking a different look at the wider pool of talent available to them.
Alberta and New Brunswick launch AI centres; Dr. Monica Gattinger to chair expert panel evaluating international STI partnership opportunities, Governor General Innovation Award winners are announced, and more.
A team of Canadian researchers at McMaster University is developing an inhalable TB vaccine that would act as a booster to strengthen immune protection right at the site of infection — the lungs. If successful, it would be among the first new effective TB vaccines in the world.