- News from May, 2012
As part of the Harper Government’s Economic Action Plan 2012, the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, today announced investments to support and promote innovation through research and development in Nova Scotia. This includes funding for projects to enhance Nova Scotia’s reputation in sectors such as medical technology and marine sciences.
College of the North Atlantic (CNA) has been selected by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) as the only Atlantic Canadian college to receive a new Industrial Research Chairs for Colleges (IRCC) grant. The NSERC Industrial Research Chair for Colleges in Applied Mineralogy, to be held by Dr. Gary Thompson, will support an ongoing research partnership with mining giant Vale for an additional five years.
Prendre avantage des parasites
Alors qu’on ne sait toujours pas de façon définitive si quelqu’un peut entendre un arbre qui tombe en plein milieu d’une forêt, on peut être sûr que la destruction annuelle de 18,6 millions d’hectares de forêts canadiennes et les millions de dollars perdus en dégâts de cultures causés par les infestations d’insectes ne passent pas inaperçus
Canada's Smartest Kitchen, the research arm of Holland College's Culinary Institute of Canada, has been awarded $1.75 million to become one of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) new Technology Access Centres (TAC).
The NSERC Technology Access Centre grants, which are part of a pilot project, provide five-year funding for core operations of centres established by colleges to address applied research and innovation needs of local small and medium sized enterprises, enhancing their ability to be productive and innovative. Canada's Smartest Kitchen is the only Technology Access Centre in Atlantic Canada, and one of only eight to be awarded across the country.
Emad Rizkalla describes it as the most painful chapter in his business career: a renovation project that ran wildly over budget and threatened the financial stability of his successful e-learning company, Bluedrop Performance Learning.