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.
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Canada lacks the data on cross-border trade in digital products and services needed to make sound government policy and business investment for the nation’s digital economy, according to a new Conference Board of Canada (CBoC) report by by Swapna Nair, senior economist who leads the Global Commerce Centre at the CBoC.
The first Speech from the Throne delivered by Governor General Mary Simon included just a single mention of innovation and made zero references to science or research and development, leaving STI tea-readers bereft.
Some experts argue that new study procedures need to be expanded following record animal use in Canadian research projects during 2020.
A new Canadian startup is using AI to help businesses use AI-based systems responsibly.
BioVectra’s funding boost creates room for mRNA vaccine production; UNESCO’s Science Commission unanimously adopts the Recommendation on Open Science; the Government of Canada celebrates Canada’s top natural sciences and engineering research talent, and more.
Students’ concerns about climate change and sustainability — along with dropping enrolment in some oil and gas academic programs — are driving a shift in engineering and energy programming by universities in oil-producing Alberta and Newfoundland to encompass all forms of energy, sustainability and the global energy transition.
Jim Hinton is a patent lawyer based in Kitchener-Waterloo and the co-founder of the Innovation Asset Collective (IAC), which launched this year with $30 million in federal funding. Research Money spoke to Hinton about the challenges facing tech developers, researchers and policymakers surrounding IP.
The Ocean Supercluster announced a collaboration with an unlikely partner, a real-estate development company that is re-purposing old industrial plants in New York State.
Ontario invests to attract and retain research talent, UOttawa launches the first Canadian research centre dedicated to studying Black health in Canada, Montreal’s BrainBox AI goes home a winner from COP26, and more.