Canadians support the environmentally positive potential of the country’s mining sector. According to the Mining Association of Canada, governments need to catch up with this public sentiment.
Person: Justin Trudeau
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.
What would happen with an innovation policy that acted as if results mattered? Maybe some innovation.
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.
Empty promises and ad hoc measures characterize Canada’s approach to cybersecurity policy, according to a new report from the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. Meanwhile, the problem gets worse.
Next generation researchers advocate for increased pay on Parliament Hill, an R&D collaboration assesses the potential of using hydrogen to decarbonize Canadian rail, the Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories launches competition with Campus Alberta Neuroscience, and more.
I find it somewhat prophetic, and possibly hopeful, that a heightened appreciation
and desire to honour and include Indigenous ways of knowing is coming at a time of environmental crisis. The lived experience and accumulated wisdom of people who have lived here on the land for millennia will undoubtedly balance and temper the intellectual insights and technological ingenuity of the newcomers who currently wield power and need to learn how to share it for the greater good.
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.
The federal and B.C. governments are investing $830 million as part of a national program designed to expand high-speed Internet connectivity in rural, remote and Indigenous communities across Canada.
The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, which manages Canadians’ retirement funds, is failing to protect pension investments from the risks of climate change, says John Bennett, Senior Policy Advisor of Friends of the Earth Canada, in an op-ed.