Press releases - Quebec International recently gained distinction at the Marketing Canada Awards, sponsored by the Economic Development Association of Canada, and at the Recognition Awards Gala, sponsored by the Quebec Association of Economic Development Professionals, held in Peterborough, Ontario and Victoriaville, Quebec on October 3 and 6, respectively.
News - Canada ranks No. 1 in our annual look at the Best Countries for Business. While the U.S. is paralyzed by fears of a double-dip recession and Europe struggles with sovereign debt issues, Canada’s economy has held up better than most. The $1.6 trillion economy is the ninth biggest in the world and grew 3.1% last year. It is expected to expand 2.4% in 2011, according to the Royal Bank of Canada.
News - Dozens of French and Québec researchers connected to the Institut de Nutrition Aquitaine Québec (INAQ) will meet in Quebec City on September 29 and 30 to share their knowledge of public health issues related to nutrition, such as obesity and aging. This is the third scientific meeting under the auspices of INAQ, a project that was created through collaboration between France and Québec.
Press releases - Quebec International (QI) and the Quebec City region are shining brightly again thanks to their placement in Site Selection magazine’s Canadian rankings. The Quebec City region placed third in the Top Canadian Metros. This category evaluates the economic performance of Canada’s metropolitan regions. The final result was calculated by compiling major investment projects. The Quebec City region was outpaced by Toronto and Hamilton.
News - The nutritional supplement developed and tested by researchers at INAF is now available in stores under the name CranLoad Sport. Launched in late July in the U.S., this unique natural product improves recovery after an intensive practice of a sport. It was developed at Laval University by a team of researchers from the Institut des nutraceutiques et des aliments fonctionnels (INAF). (In french only)
News - A diet rich in omega-3s reduces the severity of brain damage after a stroke, according to a study conducted by Université Laval researchers. The team, co-directed by professors Jasna Kriz and Frédéric Calon, showed that the extent of brain damage following a stroke was reduced by 25% in mice that consumed DHA type omega-3s daily. Details of the study can be found on the website of the journal Stroke.
News - The Government of Canada is helping increase international sales of Canadian agricultural products by investing in Expo Québec. On behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, Jacques Gourde, Member of Parliament for Lotbinière-Chutes-de-la-Chaudière, today announced an investment of up to $150,000 for this event, which brings international buyers to Canada to experience the quality and diversity of Canadian agri-food products.
Press releases - Quebec City, August 11, 2011 - The jury for the 2011 edition of the Devtech 50 technology entrepreneurship competition recently announced the names of 10 finalist companies, selected from among 38 applicants.
News - BAIE ST. PAUL – Climbing a hilly pasture to a grove of trees in early June, I caught sight of dark-coloured cows peering from the woods. Black and brown animals with shy but friendly faces, they approached slowly, undeterred by my clicking camera, unaware that they are making cheese history in Quebec.
News - The Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologies, in partnership with several agrifood companies as well as governmental organizations, announces the launch of a Partnership Research Program aiming to develop alternatives to the addition of nitrites and nitrates in meat products. (in french only)