The Short Report – November 22, 2022: Feds order Chinese divestment in critical minerals; new cybersecurity task force; Canada in top 15 “talent competitive” countries, open science awards, and more
The Short Report – November 2, 2022: National Women’s Health Research Initiative launched; Ted Rogers Centre for Health Research receives $90 million; VC funding declines across Canadian ecosystems; Gairdner Award winners feted; and more
Ontario funding to support hundreds of research projects; the country’s first interdisciplinary training network in perinatal research on medications, and South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol’s U of T visit to discuss the rise of artificial intelligence.
The federal government failed to implement the key objective of Canada’s superclusters and needs to overhaul how their performance is evaluated, innovation policy experts say.
Canada’s leading research facilities get an infrastructure boost; NSERC has an inaugural scholar, thanks to a pilot program with Toronto Metropolitan University, researching the impact of social ties to health and wellbeing, and more.
Canada aerospace sector remains vibrant and strong, but it will need ongoing support to keep it that way.
What if? Imagine the huge impacts on Canada’s space program and space industry had MDA sold its space technology division in 2008 to a U.S. firm.
Umicore set to build industrial scale battery materials manufacturing plant in Ontario; Ottawa commits to advancing cooperative ocean science and sustainability with international partners, India’s Tata Consultancy Services opens Pace Port Toronto to spur digital innovation, and more.
Ottawa invests more than $28 million to address PTSD and trauma in frontline and essential workers; the supercluster program gets a name change from Minister Champagne; patient-oriented research funding for Manitoba and Saskatchewan, Dr. Jody Cooley is appointed new ED at SNOLAB, 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.