Ottawa launches special call for postpandemic research using UN model; Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada supports farmers to mitigate climate change impacts; a five-year cystic fibrosis study at USask uses a One Health research approach, and more.
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Biotech entrepreneur Clarissa Desjardins secures funding to develop drugs for rare diseases, the EU creates a multi-billion dollar fund to reduce dependence on foreign tech giants, CPC MP Michelle Rempel Garner tables a private member bill to attract investment in cryptoassets, and more.
The Short Report – Feb. 9, 2022: Quebec gets Canada’s first universal quantum computer, Canadian cleantech companies receive more than $52 million in SDTC funding, Ocean Supercluster announces largest project to date, public servants learn about AI, new VP of research programs at CIHR, and more.
GOVERNMENT NEWS Environment and Climate Change Canada has opened the second round of applications for $200 million in funding for climate action initiatives through the Low Carbon Economy Fund “Champions” funding stream. Applicants can request between $1 million to $25 million for eligible project expenditures. Since being launched in 2018, the Low Carbon Economy Challenge…
Public health research capacity expanded, massive free science database launched, funding for spinal cord injury research, and more.
Canada’s three research funding agencies have launched the Tri-agency Interdisciplinary Peer Review Committee; Alberta creates a platform to boost clinical trials; Ontario Tech University is designated a collaboration centre by the UN International Atomic Energy Agency, and more.
Ottawa invests $80 million to position Canada as a cyber security leader, German and Canadian institutes partner on material acceleration centre, the third Arctic Science Ministerial promotes Arctic science collaboration and Indigenous research priorities, and more.
This week in The Short Report, the Canadian Association of Science Centres receives funding to address vaccine misinformation while U of T targets strategies to reduce fear of needles; the University of Alberta receives industry funding to bolster wheat-breeding capacity, the Rideau Hall Foundation recognizes excellence in innovation, and more.
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 2021 federal budget gives a big boost to the NRC’s Industrial Research Assistance Program, BC budget provides $500 million to new fund for tech startups, US President Joe Biden proposes funding surge for federal research agencies, Canada’s Stem Cell Network to receive $45 million dollars for regenerative medicine therapies, and more.