Canadian-led research helps drive innovation. Across the country, businesses and post-secondary institutions of all sizes are partnering on research projects ranging from reducing carbon emissions, boosting the nutrients in soil, tackling cybercrime and developing higher-quality sports equipment. These stories, coming from a range of industries and institutions, highlight the types of partnerships that are possible through collaboration.
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The University of Windsor has received a $5.5M grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada to solve “real-world” industry problems, CBC states. UWindsor’s Institute of Diagnostic Imaging Research has reportedly teamed up with five industry partners, including Bombardier, Ford, and EnWin to conduct research. “The institute…Read more
L’Université du Québec en Outaouais has announced the launch of the upcoming Centre d’excellence en cybersécurité. The Centre, which will receive $750K from the province, is part of an initiative by a non-profit initiative consisting of 23 partners in digital technology research and innovation. UQO Rector Denis Harrisson stated that the…Read more
Saskatchewan Polytechnic has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with CAE and the City of Moose Jaw to explore the development of a drone program on SaskPolytech’s Moose Jaw campus, according to a news release. Moose Jaw mayor Fraser Tolmie explained that the city is hopeful that a drone training program could “take…Read more
Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s BioScience Applied Research Centre (SBARC) is collaborating on a research project that will identify and protect the yeast strain that is essential to the production of some regional beers. Working with Great Western Brewing Company (GWBC), a Saskatoon brewery, SBARC researchers are using DNA techniques to characterize the genetic identity of…Read more
The Royal Bank of Canada is opening a cybersecurity lab at the University of Waterloo and investing $1.78 million into research to develop advanced defence and privacy tools. The funding will support researchers at the southwestern Ontario university’s Cheriton School of Computer Science and department of combinatorics and optimization. Areas…Read more
A new partnership has been penned by the Municipality of Port Hope to join forces with McMaster University and Loyalist College, with a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to collaborate on future sustainable and environmental remediation efforts within the Municipality. “This is an excellent opportunity for our community,” exclaimed Bob Sanderson,…Read more
Some of this country’s largest technology companies are backing a $250 million, nationwide industry-led project shortlisted for federal innovation funding and designed to spur economic growth by better utilizing agricultural data. Telus, Microsoft and IBM officials were among the more than 100 attendees who participated in a day-long data discussion…Read more
Lafarge Canada is partnering with two universities on a $2-million study on the environmental benefits of introducing lower carbon fuels to its cement plant in Exshaw, Alta., 90 kilometres west of downtown Calgary. “Our estimates show each 20 per cent incremental replacement of natural gas at the Exshaw cement plant…Read more
EllisDon, in partnership with the University of Toronto, has successfully secured a $2.4 million grant through the TargetGHG Collaborative R&D program to develop a Carbon Accounting Tool. The program is supported by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). “This…Read more
Graf Canada Ltd. is working with researchers at SAIT Polytechnic’s Applied Research and Innovation Services (ARIS) department to develop better performing, lighter-weight skates. SAIT’s Sports and Wellness Engineering Technologies specialists are hoping to provide Graf with the necessary information to manufacture more of its skate components in Canada at a…Read more
St. Francis Xavier University is pleased to announce it has signed an agreement with Cultivator Catalyst Corporation (CCC), whose wholly owned Nova Scotia based subsidiary, THC Dispensaries Canada Inc (THC Inc) became a licensed producer of cannabis on November 30, 2017 under Canada’s Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations….Read more
Student researchers at Ottawa’s Algonquin College have helped advance the next generation of fitness through a Virtual Personal Training app developed in partnership with an Ottawa start-up company, Gymtrack. Gymtrack’s two young founders approached the Health and Wellness Research Centre at Algonquin College for assistance with the research and development…Read more
Investing in next-generation clean energy infrastructure and technologies will advance Canada’s efforts to build a clean economy, meet the world’s future energy needs and help realize our climate change goals. Thanks to an investment of more than $4.3 million from the Government of Canada and Emera Inc., the University of…Read more
Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, is pleased to announce a three-year strategic partnership agreement with the University of British Columbia (UBC) to support continued research in advanced communications with the Faculties of Applied Science and Science. The agreement was signed at a ceremony held…Read more