News - Stating that “sophisticated threats demand sophisticated responses,” Defence Minister Peter MacKay has committed $20 million to fund projects aimed at making Canada safer from cyber attacks. Among the 26 science and technology initiatives to receive funding is a joint government-academic project to develop capabilities to “identify, locate and mitigate potential wireless security threats,” strengthen Canada's digital infrastructure, and improve responses to cyber threats. The partners in the project are Defence Research and Development Canada, Laval University in Quebec City and the University of Western Ontario in London.
News - The Cognition Challenge welcomes applications from Canadian Entrepreneurs to address the significant unmet medical needs related to Alzheimer's disease and cognitive disorders. The Cognition Challenge is looking for Canadian researchers and entrepreneurs who are using leading edge science and innovative approaches to address questions related to learning and memory (see below) and to collaborate with them to advance their work to the next level.
News - AmorChem and InflammatoRx are proud to announce the launch of a research collaboration on inflammatory and auto-immune diseases. The collaboration targets S100A9, a protein playing a key role in inflammation as demonstrated by Dr. Philippe Tessier (Professor, Department of Microbiology, Infectiology and Immunology at the Faculty of Medicine of Université Laval). InflammatoRx, a biotechnology company, was started up in 2009 around the work of Dr. Tessier.
News - FPInnovations supports the Québec Wood Charter announced by the Minister of Natural Resources, Mme Martine Ouellet, and the Minister of Labour, Minister of Employment and Social Solidarity, and Minister responsible for the Status of Women, Mme Agnès Maltais. Created with a view to increasing wood construction in Québec, the charter will support the use of the material in publicly financed projects and provide for the construction of 5- and 6-storey wooden residential buildings that respect the requirements of the Régie du bâtiment du Quebec
News - The Québec City Convention Centre and its exclusive food and beverage partner, Capital HRS, have developed a flavorful dish to meet Health Canada food allergy guidelines. Health Canada, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), allergy associations and the medical community have identified ten substances most frequently associated with food allergies and allergic-type reactions. These substances are referred to as the ten priority food allergens.
News - Quebec City-based ridesharing community Kangaride has launched across Canada after grossing $800,000 dollars last year. They also pitched to the Dragons' Den investors during the CBC show’s latest episode Monday night.
News - Canam Group announces the signature of an agreement by its subsidiary, Canam Steel Corporation, to acquire the steel joist fabrication assets of Quincy Joist Company, a subsidiary of Schuff International, Inc. These assets comprise a plant in Buckeye, Arizona, including all equipment and inventory, as well as a plant in Quincy, Florida, including all equipment and inventory but not the land. The transaction is subject to due diligence.
News - Baldor, a member of the ABB Group, is pleased to announce that Investissement Québec has agreed to support investments in the Baldor St-Claire facility. The investment is intended to increase production capacity and modernise its equipment in preparation for moving a production line from Mexico to Quebec.
News - CO2 Solutions announces that it has received a Notice of Allowance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its patent application entitled Methods And Formulations Using Carbonic Anhydrase And Reaction Compound Combinations.
News - Structal-Bridges, a division of Canam Group Inc. (TSX: CAM), has secured two large contracts totaling close to $60M for the fabrication of the steel structures that will replace the Sir Ambrose Shea Lift Bridge in Placentia, located in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, and the John Greenleaf Whittier Memorial Bridge, which overlooks the Merrimack River between Newburyport and Amesbury in the state of Massachusetts.