Researchers at McMaster University, along with an international team of collaborators, have launched a freely accessible living map of COVID-19 guidelines. In developing the electronic platform, their goal is to help decision-makers quickly access and use the best-available scientific advice related to the pandemic from around the world.
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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
An overlooked section of the recent American Energy Act of 2020 outlines a sweeping new plan to build a domestic fusion energy industry, modelled on the recent success of the commercial spaceflight industry. Canada has an opportunity to do the same with our burgeoning homegrown hydrogen economy.
Researchers at Western U develop a simple, but promising, antibody test; TMV Life Science Innovation invests heavily in tissue imaging innovator Kent Imaging; Dr. Jeffrey Dahn will continue as the NSERC/Tesla Canada Inc. Industrial Research Chair; and Biden announces a White House science team.
In the next decade, Canada will be tested on its ability to meet the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Some experts argue that meeting those goals will require reimagining Canada’s agricultural infrastructure.
The Canada Research Chairs Program is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with $195 million to support 259 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs at 47 institutions across Canada.
A “real-world,” publicly accessible 5G testbed is needed to support SMEs in growing Canada’s 5G system, Gordon Harling and Michael Turner write in an op-ed. The Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks in Kanata (in West Ottawa) is well placed to fill this gap, they say.
To increase Canada’s productive capacity, we need to leverage the country’s human, physical and intellectual capital, says Robert Asselin, senior vice president of policy at the Business Council of Canada, in an open letter to the incoming federal Minister of Innovation.
Joanne Weber has been named the first Canada Research Chair in Deaf Education, François-Philippe Champagne replaces Navdeep Bains as Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, the Canadian Space Agency opens a competition to foster innovative food technology production, and Vancouver is the latest city to benefit from the federal government’s LC3 initiative.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating for so many of us. It has changed our lives in many ways. One of the most dramatic and far-reaching is the enormous increase in the number of us working from home. At Research Money, the pandemic also brought the printing of our publication to a halt. Some of…