Joanne Weber has been named the first Canada Research Chair in Deaf Education, François-Philippe Champagne replaces Navdeep Bains as Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, the Canadian Space Agency opens a competition to foster innovative food technology production, and Vancouver is the latest city to benefit from the federal government’s LC3 initiative.
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.
Michael Sabia is the new deputy minister of Finance; a consortium of food-based businesses will test new applications for pulse flours; British-based Hg Capital will spend $1.1 billion to assume majority control of Calgary-based Benevity; Canada’s top 50 research universities posted a combined research income of $8 billion in fiscal 2019.
While COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of Canada’s agriculture sector, there are several challenges to address if it hopes to be a leader in agricultural technology innovation.
A new cybersecurity program to support research and education in Canada; Montreal’s Element AI acquired by Silicon Valley, and the Centre for Regulatory Innovation brings a whole-of-government approach to innovation and competition.
The COVID-19 pandemic has placed a spotlight on the biomedical research process and amplified the adverse ramifications of poor public communication. We need to do better.
Two new collaborations between Canada and the UK signal the start of increased research collaborations between the two countries.
A pandemic-era Ontario budget includes limited new funding for research and innovation.
The Canada Foundation of Innovation has announced the first awards from program that pivoted earlier this year to support scientific infrastructure related to studying COVID-19.
Surveillance border study at Toronto’s airport continues to track international travellers for COVID-19; the Canadian Space Agency supports the launch of two lunar technology payloads to the moon.