News - At the end of the first two quarters of 2015, Desjardins Financial Security, a subsidiary of Desjardins Group, specializing in life insurance, health insurance and retirement savings, recorded $240.5 million in net income, compared to $194.8 million for the same period in 2014. Gross insurance premiums grew to $1,940.6 million, an increase of $155.5 million or 8.7% over 2014, nearly $68.0 million of which was generated by State Farm Canadian operations.
News - The scientist who led the work to develop the Ebola drug ZMapp is going to be leaving the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg. Dr. Gary Kobinger is the lab's chief of special pathogens, heading a team that works on some of the world's worst disease threats. Kobinger will be vacating that position next June to become the director of the Centre for Research in Infectious Diseases at Laval University in Quebec City.
News - Canam-Bridges, a division of Canam Group Inc., announced that it has signed a $225M contract with Signature on the St. Laurence Construction G.P. to supply the steel superstructure for the approaches of the new Champlain Bridge. The contract also includes the fabrication of steel components for the new Île-des-Sœurs Bridge but excludes the cable-stayed section of the new Champlain Bridge. In monetary terms, this is the largest contract ever obtained by Canam Group.
News - Life Science Nation unveiled the finalists that were hand-picked to enter the RESI Boston Innovation Challenge: an exciting group of innovative life science companies in therapeutics, diagnostics, medical devices, and healthcare information technology (HC IT). Feldan is one of the companies selected to participate in The Redefining Early Stage Investments (RESI) Challenge in Boston!
News - Québec International (QI) released the 2014 highlights from its annual report earlier this spring. In the coming weeks, we will examine QI’s results and the kind of work our professionals perform as part of our six mandates. An inside look at the day-to-day work of our experts in technology entrepreneurship and innovation
News - For the second quarter ended June 30, 2015, Desjardins Group, the leading cooperative financial group in Canada, boasts an operating income of $3,438 million, up $281 million or 8.9% from the same period last year.
News - Manac Inc., a North American leader in the design and manufacture of specialty trailers, announced that it has entered into a definitive arrangement agreement pursuant to which a consortium composed of Placements CMI Inc., Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Fonds de solidarité FTQ, Investissement Québec and Fonds Manufacturier Québécois II s.e.c. will acquire all of the issued and outstanding multiple voting shares and subordinate voting shares of the Company for $10.20 in cash per Share.
News - EXFO Inc. announced it has obtained a multi-million dollar order from a government entity in the Asia-Pacific region for a fiber monitoring system that will monitor a mission-critical, high-speed, IP/MPLS network spanning over nearly 3,000 kilometers.
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News - Université Laval has obtained the largest research grant in its history for the massive Sentinelle Nord research program: a $98 million award from the federal government’s $350 million Canada First Research Excellence Fund.