Empty promises and ad hoc measures characterize Canada’s approach to cybersecurity policy, according to a new report from the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. Meanwhile, the problem gets worse.
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.
Canada’s cybersecurity talent shortage is making it more difficult to protect critical assets as large organizations and infrastructure become more vulnerable to online attacks, according to leading researchers in the area.
As it emerges from the pandemic, Canada faces an increasingly competitive R&D environment and a rapidly evolving geopolitical landscape. The federal government should invest in people, invest strategically in Canada’s research ecosystem and invest in rebuilding campuses for tomorrow, according to a pre-Budget submission by the U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities.
Canada must rationalize its innovation programs and provide its research, development and innovation ecosystem with coherent direction as part of a plan for long-term economic growth, Dr. Camille Boulet, PhD, and Ömer Kaya at Global Advantage Consulting Group, say in an op-ed piece.
Warning that spies have “traded trench coats for lab coats,” analysts from Canada’s spy agency have begun giving briefs to Canadian universities, medical research institutes, pharmaceutical companies and others involved in the pandemic response on emerging national security threats.
China’s investments in and with Canadian universities and companies pose a serious risk to Canada’s security, personal data, research and technology, says Margaret McCuaig-Johnston, a senior fellow at the Institute for Science, Society and Policy at the University of Ottawa, and former executive vice-president of NSERC.
The Networks of Centres of Excellence has awarded $80.7 million in funding to five networks – the last cohorts to be renewed as the NCE program begins winding down over the next few years. Three-year renewals were granted to: Aging Gracefully across Environments using Technology to support Wellness, Engagement and Long Life (AGE-WELL) ($22 million);…
COVID-19 NEWS Canadians’ trust in doctors, scientists and the government has increased since the cornovirus pandemic began, finds public opinion polls from January and repeated on May 1 and May 2. Conducted by Proof Strategies CanTrust Index of Ottawa, the survey found that 76% of Canadians trusted doctors and 70% trusted scientists. The follow up…
The Toronto-based e-publisher Wattpad has chosen to open its second headquarters in Halifax rather than Calgary, due to concerns about Western separatism and the elimination of Alberta tax credits supporting companies in the innovation economy. Five business tax credit programs were cut, including the Investor Tax Credit introduced by the previous NDP government, which provided a 30%…