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.
Organization: Simon Fraser University
Ottawa invests in marine safety as part of the next phase of the Oceans Protection Plan; federal, provincial, and territorial Ministers of Agriculture reach an agreement for the new Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership, fighting disinformation on COVID and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and more.
Simon Fraser University, in collaboration with the research organization Mitacs, is mounting a concerted effort to provide students across the campus with access to courses and services to help them develop an entrepreneurial outlook on their work. Elicia Maine, who recently became a special advisor to the university’s VP Research and International, says these extensive efforts will benefit these students in their career paths as well as enhancing the talent available for Canada’s innovation ecosystem.
The Short Report – June 15, 2022: CREATE program receives new NSERC funding, feds provide up to $100M to Saskatchewan potash mine, Alberta invests in quantum hub, $24M for research on life-saving organ transplant technology, and more.
Enlisting research subjects as research managers builds strong bridges of trust and understanding with communities that are being studied. It also yields better findings.
The “AGtech Innovation Sandbox” in British Columbia — which received $10 million in federal funding — aims to build a collaborative network of SMEs to grow the province’s ag-tech sector, based on an innovation model used to support companies developing digital health technologies. Meanwhile, Vancouver is ranked No. 9 in the world’s top 35 “ag-tech and new food” ecosystems, according to a new report from Startup Genome.
Green Party of Ontario releases EV strategy two months ahead of provincial election, research gets a boost through the New Frontiers in Research Fund, a review of Canada’s Remote Sensing Space Systems Act is completed, and more.
Government of Canada releases a $9.1 billion emissions reduction plan, Montreal’s Creative Destruction Lab doubles its $500 million target within first 5 years of opening, US dollars driving Canadian technology’s investment surge in 2021, four provincial governments agree to a joint strategic plan on small modular reactors, and more.
Ottawa launches special call for postpandemic research using UN model; Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada supports farmers to mitigate climate change impacts; a five-year cystic fibrosis study at USask uses a One Health research approach, and more.
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.