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
Person: François-Philippe Champagne
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.
The House of Commons Standing Committee on Science and Research had a lot to say about what was wrong with the country’s approach to research. The Minister of Innovation, Science, and Industry responded accordingly.
Ottawa introduces its panel to review the federal system supporting academic research; Minister of Health Jean-Yves Duclos tables a first of its kind Framework for Diabetes in Canada, the Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship gets a five-year funding boost, and more.
B.C. invests in cleaner industry and post-secondary innovation; PIC and GOC co-investments help plant-based companies use artificial intelligence; the Canadian Foundation for Animal-Assisted Support Services publishes Canada’s first voluntary national standards for animal-assisted human services, and more.
CAMH receives first CIHR grant to study psilocybin and its effect on treatment-resistant depression; Toronto-based C6 Launch Systems prepares for its first suborbital test at a foreign spaceport through its Brazilian subsidiary, Ottawa makes $40 million available for projects that deliver business supports for women entrepreneurs, 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.
Canada is now a full member of the Eureka network, an international R&D consortium that includes more than 40 countries on five continents. Over the past decade some 300 Canadians have participated in Eureka projects, which have been worth more than $500 million.
South Korea’s Medipost acquires OmniaBio for contract development and manufacturing; Ottawa introduces legislation to bolster trust in the digital economy; a new oil sands alliance combines Canada’s three major oil producers, KPMG Canada and MaRS Discovery District launch a climate impact accelerator program, and more.
Feds announce $102 million for new, renewed chairs at 35 Canadian research institutions; U of T receives a 20-million donation for research, innovations and clinical programs in sports and sports medicine, new protocols for Arctic research and policymaking from the Inuit Circumpolar Council, and more.