MDA has had a big week. After announcing involvement in Ukraine, the space company also reported it had been awarded a $269-million contract for the Canadarm3 project and announced a new global headquarters in Brampton, Ont.
Ottawa prepares for future pandemics with launch of life science strategy, CellCAN and CCRM launch a new cell and gene therapy institute to tackle gaps in training, a new fund dedicated to developing transit solutions for rural and remote communities, and more.
Ottawa and partners commit $60 million to natural resources and environmental genomics projects, applied research funding at Canadian colleges gets a boost, and more.
Quebec is investing $400 million into Telesat’s satellite network that aims to bring high-speed internet connections to remote and rural areas in Canada.
Canada will contribute a smart robotic system – Canadarm3 – for repair and maintenance on the NASA-led Lunar Gateway project. The project kicks off an ambitious new space strategy.