OTTAWA, August 25, 2014 — The young people heading back to school next week — from kindergartners to university frosh — represent a new generation that will be more educated, connected and sophisticated than any that has come before. Here is a brief list of CFI-funded researchers across Canada who are developing the curricula and classrooms to prepare students for the world they will inherit.
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In June 2014, the Canada Foundation for Innovation held a series of information sessions in order to seek input from institutions and communities in metropolitan centres across Canada on CFI’s cyber-infrastructure initiative.
The goal of these consultations was to gather as much feedback as possible to assist in the development of a draft Call for Proposals.
NIAGARA FALLS May 31, 2014 – Today, the CFI hosted a panel of experts - university researchers and their industry and municipal partners - who explained how their research collaborations are going a long way to help close Canada's "infrastructure gap." The value of current infrastructure relative to the value of infrastructure that is needed is wide and growing wider every day. Estimates for the cost to close this gap hover in the $100 billion range.
OTTAWA May 27, 2014 – Oh, the sounds of summer! In most Canadian cities, this includes the grinding, jack-hammering, ear-splitting noise of construction. Along with the hassle, residents must also bear the significant costs of replacing crumbling roads, sewers and bridges. But in labs across the country, researchers are working with cities to find high-tech — and cost-effective — solutions to their infrastructure woes.
In this issue of the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) VP update:
1. Special competition of the Major Science Initiatives Fund
2. Innovation Fund competition
3. Join the CFI Research Facilities Navigator
4. CFI stickers on their way
5. In-kind contributions from suppliers
6. Overall performance evaluation and value-for-money audit (OPEA) of the CFI
7. Consultation on the CFI Cyber-infrastructure initiative
OTTAWA, April 30, 2014 – Today, the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) announced more than $1 million in funding for research infrastructure to support powerful new computing tools based at the University of Toronto that will help researchers around the globe delve further into the genetic analysis of cancers.
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.
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.
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