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.
Topic: Canada Research Chairs
NAIT researchers are collecting and analyzing microplastics in a first-of-its-kind study, Tim Hockey has been recruited to lead digital transformation in Ontario for the next three years, Dr. Ted Hewitt is reappointed president of SSHRC, and the IRPP calls for a roadmap to link training opportunities to skills and jobs.
Razor Energy Corp has received $5 million from Natural Resources Canada and $2 million from Alberta Innovates to co-produce a geothermal electricity project at an active oil and gas operation. The University of Alberta will conduct geothermal research in association with the project. – Newswire Nova Scotia-based company CarbonCure Technologies has partnered with Hawaii’s HC&D…
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.
In what may be well be remembered as Canada’s first truly 21st century research and innovation Budget, the Liberal government has committed to investing more than $6.4 billion in scientific research, technology and business innovation assistance.