Research publications in “prestigious” journals and teaching performance far outweigh community service in assessing academic promotion and tenure, even though some of the criteria are flawed.
Organization: University of Toronto
The Short Report – November 23, 2022: $1.2 billion for Oceans Protection Plan projects; Ontario’s AI sector growing; Attabotics raises US$71 million; feds failing on cybersecurity risks; and more
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
François-Philippe Champagne announces this year’s NSERC Prize winners; Canada’s contribution to the NASA-led climate science satellite mission; establishing an intercontinental network for quantum communication, 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.
A new term for Dr. Mona Nemer; U of T’s response to monkeypox outbreak paves the way for collaborations with Canadian and international groups, a rebound in Canadian angel investment stats, and more.
Purveyors of 5G hardware are eager to tell us how important this technology will be for Canadian innovation, but new goods and services arising from this technology are likely to come from its users, not necessarily its manufacturers. Although the Chinese firm Huawei was banned as a manufacturer, it remains an active partner with many of the early adopters of 5G systems, which raises questions about whether Canadians will enjoy any of the economic benefits generated by innovation carried out and supported by Canada. It is a tale as old as the inventor of fire, who reaped few rewards compared with those learned how to work with fire.
The new Canada Innovation and Investment Agency faces daunting challenges and will need political autonomy, be free to take risks in picking companies and sectors for funding, and have strong private sector support to succeed in increasing business R&D investment and innovation, say innovation and policy experts.