Organization: National Research Council (NRC)

NRC’s Chief Science Officer wants to ensure research excellence remains a defining characteristic of the organization

Dr. Danial Wayner returned to the National Research Council last year to assist in expanding its outward focus and reinforce its quest for continuous research excellence. Here, he talks about his original inspiration as a summer student at NRC in 1979, what it takes to instil a culture of collaboration, and why an atmosphere of excitement has taken hold at the organization.

Emerging Tech: Creating a Quantum Canada

Seed-stage companies are bolstering Canada’s position as a global leader in quantum science and technology. The question of how to maintain and grow that advantage—built through sustained investment in quantum research and development—has never been more urgent and is preoccupying academics, policymakers and innovators across the country.

National Cyber Security Strategy launched

The federal government has released a new National Cyber Security Strategy based in part on a Cyber Review with public consultations conducted in 2016 and first announced in Budget 2018.

Synthesizing insulin in Canada

This article is from the July 2017 issue of Canadian Innovation News. You can read the full issue here. Some of the world’s 415 million diabetics could not take Drs. Frederick Banting and Charles Best’s animal-derived insulin. Another version was essential. By Jassi Bedi Synthesized insulin is a hormone used by 300 million people around…