Organization: Government of Manitoba

The Short Report – June 28, 2022: Anand’s NORAD upgrade plans for space-based surveillance system; new funding streams strengthen Canada’s clinical trials; CIFAR launches Phase 2 of the Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy, and more.

NORAD upgrades include plans for a space-based surveillance system and a science program with the US; three new funding streams to bolster Canada’s clinical trials, phase 2 of the Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy launches, and more.

The Short Report – March 9, 2022: Sunsetting the Collaborative Health Research Projects program, $195M to support B.C. health research, Ontario’s first Genome Data Science fellowships, Lululemon founder invests $100M into muscle disorder research, and more

CIHR and NSERC terminate Collaborative Health Research Projects program, BC’s government invests in life sciences to boost health research, Ontario Genomics and CANSSI Ontario award inaugural postdoctoral fellowships in genome data science, Lululemon founder gives $100 million for muscle disorder research, a strategy to make Manitoba a leader in sustainable protein production, and more.

Performance-based funding for universities is an unsound policy that sounds good

Performance-based funding proposed by some provinces for post-secondary institutions uses flawed indicators and hasn’t worked in other jurisdictions, Dr. Marc Spooner, PhD, professor of educational psychology at the University of Regina, says in an op-ed. “How governments can, in good conscience, ignore the damage these models have caused in other jurisdictions where they have been unsuccessfully implemented is difficult to understand.”

Calgary vaccine developer reaches deal with Manitoba government after hearing no response from Ottawa

Providence Therapeutics, a Calgary biotechnology company in human trials with its COVID-19 vaccine, struck a supply deal with the Government of Manitoba after sending the federal government a proposal and receiving no response. In a video, Providence founder and CEO Brad Sorenson criticized Ottawa’s “apathetic response” as “unacceptable” and he implored the government to take initiative to establish a secure domestic vaccine supply.

Innovate Manitoba receives follow-on provincial funding

The Government of Manitoba is providing $900,000 over three years to extend its support for Innovate Manitoba, the province’s entrepreneurship centre. Established in 2012, Innovate Manitoba runs several programs to assist start-ups and mid-stage companies in securing business expertise to advance technological development and risk capital. The not-for-profit organization has already scored several early successes…

Innovate Manitoba receives follow-on provincial funding

The Government of Manitoba is providing $900,000 over three years to extend its support for Innovate Manitoba, the province’s entrepreneurship centre. Established in 2012, Innovate Manitoba runs several programs to assist start-ups and mid-stage companies in securing business expertise to advance technological development and risk capital. The not-for-profit organization has already scored several early successes…