Ottawa, Ontario, April 17, 2014 – The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) has granted funding for research infrastructure to three college projects through the College-Industry Innovation Fund (CIIF). The CIIF will enable researchers to acquire state-of-the-art infrastructure to successfully carry out important research in forest engineering, plant and tree biology and mechanical engineering.
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On January 23, 2014, the Canada Foundation for Innovation hosted a workshop with 15 highly accomplished Canadian researchers on how best to support the development of cyber-infrastructure for research in Canada. The focus of discussion was on the major challenges facing researchers over the next several years and how cyber-infrastructure, including computational capacity, data management, high-speed networks and analytical tools, can be employed to help meet these challenges.
April 14, 2014 — Hamilton, Ontario — Canada Foundation for Innovation
The first signs of Alzheimer’s disease in Canada’s aging population may be detected earlier using new biomarkers being developed by Jennifer Heisz, a neuroscientist at McMaster University. Heisz’s brain biomarkers are neural signals she will use to detect disease, or the risk of disease, early and help measure the progress of treatments.
OTTAWA, March 28, 2014 – Today, the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) is announcing more than $3 million in new funding for research infrastructure that will support the latest appointments to the Canada Research Chairs program (CRC) who were revealed today. The funds will be used to equip these academics with state-of-the-art infrastructure that will enable them to conduct world-class research.
Dr. Gilles Patry, president and CEO of the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) joins their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston on a week-long state visit to India, from February 22 to March 2. Dr. Patry is part of a delegation of high-profile Canadians who continue to make significant contributions to Canada’s political, educational, innovation and economic capacity.
OTTAWA, February 3, 2014 — Only a few days remain until Canada’s Olympic athletes begin competing in Sochi, Russia. Researchers supported by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) can offer insights into the many factors — from training and equipment to psychology and nutrition — that have brought these elite athletes to the games and which could influence their performance. Here are a few CFI-funded researchers who are available to comment on the science behind winning at Sochi.
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The Canada Foundation for Innovation is one of ten international research funders to participate in the third Digging into Data challenge, the winners of which were announced today. The competition is designed to give researchers the opportunity to mine “big data” in order to answer big questions in the social sciences and humanities.
Coaches of amateur hockey players may soon have a portable tool to quickly diagnose brain trauma at the rink, thanks to the work of Ryan D’Arcy at Simon Fraser University (SFU). D’Arcy’s lab is one of over 250 facilities in 37 universities across Canada receiving funding under the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund.