UCalgary’s Cyber Assessment, Training and Experimentation Centre opens; the Canadian Space Agency funds research on health in space, and Ottawa and Manitoba invest in the animal health lab information management system to prepare for new and emerging animal diseases in the province.
Topic: Canada First Research Excellence Fund
The federal government has quietly launched a $231.3-million fund to help academia further offset rising indirect costs of research, but the new program retains a sliding formula that leaves Canada’s largest research universities with a smaller slice of the funding pie.
Canada is bolstering its reputation as a global innovator in carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS), with new research and technology development facilities in Western Canada attracting international participation.
The Univ of Guelph has received a $20-million gift that will be matched by the university to create a new food institute. The donation was made by the Arrell Family Foundation, founded in 1999 by U of G alumni Tony and Anne Arrell. The Arrell Food Institute will assemble cutting-edge research, agricultural expertise, big data…