February 9, 2015 - More firepower, improved accuracy and smart integrated accessories that connect to command and control networks are the headline features of the new integrated assault rifle concept that Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) and Colt Canada have developed for the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF).
January 27, 2015 - Funding for the Science and Technology Internship Program (STIP) is Now Available for 2015-2016! The Science and Technology Internship Program provides an opportunity to recent graduates in natural science and engineering to gain relevant and meaningful work experiences within their field of studies.
January 23, 2015 — Today, the Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology) announced significant investments through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to support the operation and maintenance of nine unique national research facilities that contribute to Canada’s reputation as a global leader in research and innovation.
January 12, 2015 - Dr. David Mandel, a Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) scientist, and Mr. Alan Barnes, a former Director of the Middle East and Africa Division in the Intelligence Assessment Secretariat of the Privy Council Office (PCO), set out to address an important but previously unanswered question: How accurate are the forecasts made by strategic intelligence analysts?
December 17, 2014 - The fifth annual Military and Veteran Health Research Forum (MVHRF) held in Toronto from November 24 – 26, 2014 brought together experts from across Canada with the goal of advancing the state of science in the areas of protection, health and well-being of Canadian military personnel, veterans and their families. On the battlefield and in civilian life, Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members face unique risks, exposures and experiences that demand a specialized approach for the protection, treatment and prevention of illness and injury.
December 11, 2014 – Dr. Arthur S. Slutsky, Vice-President of Research at the St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, has received the 2014 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Health Researcher of the Year award for his outstanding efforts to advance pulmonary medicine and improve critical care practices. Dr. Slutsky was presented the award at a reception held at St. Michael's Hospital, last night.
December 4, 2014 - Prime Minister Stephen Harper today officially launched the Canada First Research Excellence Fund during a tour of the IBM facility in Markham. He was joined by Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), Paul Calandra, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister and for Intergovernmental Affairs, Joe Daniel, Member of Parliament for Don Valley East, and John Carmichael, Member of Parliament for Don Valley West.
The Government of Canada’s significant investments in research and development have already made a major contribution to Canada’s strong performance in science, technology and innovation (ST&I). The Fund, which was announced in Economic Action Plan 2014, is a legacy investment to help position Canada’s post-secondary institutions among the best in the world for talent and breakthrough discoveries, and to excel globally in research areas that create long-term economic benefits for Canada.
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