Canada’s first JDRF Centre of Excellence in Type 1 diabetes research, science and technology standing committee members announced, Ottawa invests in pandemic research and vaccine confidence projects, and more.
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The COVID pandemic showed that society is capable of dramatic and rapid change when the situation calls for it. In the current social environment, similar action is needed to turn women’s increasing wealth into a foundation for more equitable entrepreneurship, economic growth and innovation, says Maria Pacella, the managing partner at Pender Ventures, in an op-ed.
The University of Calgary has created Canada’s first pre-seed and seed-stage investment fund for spinoffs focused on child health. The new “UCeed” investment program also includes one of the country’s few private equity funds managed by students.
A StatCan study of Canadian corporations in 2016/17 found that most of their boards didn’t include women: over 60% had no women members. The number of women on boards is growing, but very slowly, say experts. – BNN Bloomberg The University of British Columbia became the first Canadian post-secondary institution to join the Center for Open…
Executives from Ontario’s healthcare sector say they could benefit from a network of early adopter institutions and a capital fund that invests directly in health science companies preparing to commercialize their products and market them globally as they scale their businesses in Canada.