The National Research Council (NRC) has launched more than 200 collaborative R&D projects valued at $93 million, enabling groups of its researchers to develop disruptive technologies alongside researchers from industry, academia and not-for-profits.
Person: John McDougall
National Research Council (NRC) president Iain Stewart has notified staff that he has applied to remain at the helm of the organization for another five years, RE$EARCH MONEY has learned.
The National Research Council (NRC) and its Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) will receive $148 million in new funding through the 2018 federal Budget to support a “reimagined” NRC calibrated to deliver on the federal government’s Innovation and Skills Plan.
Canada must re-balance public investments that currently overemphasize fundamental research and provide high-level direction to increase the uptake and application of innovation, including offering experiential learning and professional development for key players in the innovation ecosystem, says a former president of the National Research Council (NRC).
The National Research Council (NRC) will appoint a Chief Science Advisor and establish a President’s Research Excellence Advisory Committee as part of sweeping, comprehensive changes planned over the next four years. In August, the 101-year-old research institution launched several short-term actions as part of a renewal strategy undertaken by NRC president Iain Stewart, stemming from his mandate to assess and reinvigorate the organization and establish its future direction. Those actions will be followed by more initiatives in the medium term (two years) and longer term (four years).
Canadian researchers whose work relies on access to a neutron beam source have issued an urgent appeal to the federal government for stop-gap funding to offset the looming impact from the March 2018 closure of the National Research Universal (NRU) reactor at Chalk River ON. The Canadian Neutron Initiative (CNI) is requesting $24 million over the next three years and $19 million a year between 2021 and 2029 to buy beam time at foreign facilities and to upgrade the small, medium-flux nuclear reactor at McMaster Univ.
Dr Hany Moustapha has been appointed professor of mechanical engineering and director of a new aerospace program (AERO-ETS) and its undergraduate aerospace institute at the Univ of Quebec’s École technologie superieure, effective March 1st. Moustapha spent 32 years at Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC), most recently as senior fellow and director for technology and collaboration…
John McDougall has been appointed president of the National Research Council effective April 19th, replacing Dr Pierre Coulombe who left the position in mid February. Currently chair of Innoventures Canada (a national consortium of Canada’s research and technology deployment organizations) and a director of PFB Corp (industrial products made from beaded foam plastics), McDougall served…
Guy Levesque has been appointed director of programs at the Canada Foundation for Innovation, effective April 12th. Levesque returns to the CFI where he previously served as coordinator of institutional relations between 2002 and 2005. Since 2007, he has been manager of the Prairies regional Office of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council in…