Article Type: Notables

Notables – December 12, 2018

By Craig Bamford Montreal Declaration on Responsible AI released Welcome to Notables for December 12th, 2018! First this week is ethics and AI. After a long consultation process, the Montreal Declaration on Responsible AI is finally ready. The discussion about how to handle the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been ongoing ever since AI…

Notables – December 05, 2018

By Craig Bamford Munk School and Mowat Centre publish report on social innovation Welcome to Notables for December 5th, 2018! First this week: social innovation. With the announcement of the massive new funding for social innovation by the Federal Government, a variety of social innovation-focused organizations, especially those focused on social entrepreneurship and social policy,…

Notables – November 28, 2018

  By Craig Bamford StatsCan study suggests more businesses are embracing innovation Welcome to Notables for November 28, 2018! First this week: StatsCan’s take on Canadian innovation. Late last month, Statistics Canada (StatsCan) published a comprehensive survey of innovation and business strategy between 2015 and 2017. As innovation has been a key focus for both…

Notables – November 21, 2018

By Craig Bamford Blackberry/CIGI Founder talks about economic welfare in the digital age Welcome to Notables for November 21, 2018!  First up this week: Jim Balsille on economic welfare. Jim Balsille, founder of the Centre for International Governance Innovation, provided a keynote address for the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Sixth IMF Statistical Forum on “Measuring Economic…

Notables – November 14, 2018

By Craig Bamford Girls Who Code comes to Canada Welcome to Notables for November 14, 2018. This week, Notables focuses on STEM education and diversity. First this week: Girls Who Code expands to Canada. Girls Who Code, a U.S. non-profit working to expand diversity in the tech space by teaching young girls the basics of…

Notables – November 7, 2018

  By Craig Bamford Data localization emerges as potential issue in new USMCA trade deal Welcome to Notables for November 7, 2018! First this week: Jesse Hirsh on the new USMCA trade deal and “data localization”. After nearly a year of controversial negotiation, the United States, Canada, and Mexico finally created a provisional trade agreement.…

Notables October 31, 2018

  By Craig Bamford New Brunswick cybersecurity firm joins international accelerator Welcome to Notables for October 31, 2018! First this week: New Brunswick cybersecurity firm gets international attention. New Brunswick-based Beauceron Security, a firm which helps organizations manage cyber-risk, announced that they’ve raised $1.5 million in a second seed round. The round was led by…

Notables October 24, 2018

  By Craig Bamford Canadian Colleges recognized for applied research Welcome to Notables for October 24, 2018! First this week: Award-winning Canadian colleges. On October 9th, the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics announced that Niagara College, Red River College, and Mohawk College were the gold, silver, and bronze winners (respectively) of their awards for…

Notables October 17, 2018

  By Craig Bamford UofT rises in Thomson Reuters listing of world’s most innovative universities Welcome to Notables for October 17th, 2018! First this week: The University of Toronto (UofT) has been hailed by Thomson Reuters as Canada’s most innovative university, and one of the world’s best. Thomson Reuters produced their yearly survey of the…

Notables – October 10, 2018

  By Craig Bamford New Innovative Solutions Challenge: cleantech resolving plastics waste Welcome to Notables for October 10th, 2018. This week: a set of surprisingly-linked stories about scientific research. First this week: Innovation in cleantech and plastics! As noted by our friends at RDP Associates, the Innovative Solutions Canada (ISC) program is looking into the…