As attractive as many Canadians believe their country to be, much more has to be done to make it look that way to the skilled individuals whose contributions should make Canada even more attractive.
Person: Kirsty Duncan
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 Transport Canada has released updated guidelines for testing automated driving systems (ADS), which will apply to any organization conducting R&D trials of vehicles equipped with ADS. The guidelines are meant to clarify the roles and responsibilities of federal, provincial/territorial and municipal governments as they relate to trial organizations and to establish a baseline of…
Canada’s first JDRF Centre of Excellence in Type 1 diabetes research, science and technology standing committee members announced, Ottawa invests in pandemic research and vaccine confidence projects, and more.
Canada’s 44th Parliament will have a Standing Committee on Science and Research as a result of a motion spearheaded in the House of Commons by Deputy House Leader and former science minister Kirsty Duncan. It passed with unanimous support last Wednesday.
Genome Canada’s portal for tracking variants of concern across Canada is up and running; a Carleton biology team gets support for bolstering ecosystem conservation; Protein Industries Canada starts the second phase of plans to boost plant-based foods, feed and ingredients; a briefing from the Royal Society of Canada calls on federal leadership to stabilize the postsecondary sector; and more.
The Short Report: New Parliamentary standing committee proposed for science and research; new Protein Industries Supercluster projects; Alberta cuts post-secondary education funding while Ontario increases it; boosting competitiveness of Canada’s mining sector; creating research internships for students; Canadian science for the Moon; developing small nuclear reactor technology; and more.
The Liberal government’s elimination of the Minister of Science from its new Cabinet has set off intense speculation over how — or whether — the party’s public commitments on science, research and innovation will continue into a second term.
A cohort of post-secondary institutions has been selected to participate in a pilot program to chart the way toward greater equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in Canada’s research ecosystem. Five of the institutions are colleges, making the research EDI program, known as Dimensions, unique in the world.
The Trade Commissioner Service has renamed its Going Global Innovation (GGI) program to CanExport Innovation (CXI). The program offers grants to support the early-stage development of international research partnerships. It is designed to minimize the cost of finalizing relationships where there has already been interest between the research partners. Through CXI, Canadian innovators can access…