Study of Winter Air Pollution in Toronto begins

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Toronto – Access to clean air and a healthy environment is key to the well-being of Canadians. After a summer of widespread wildfires, the impact of air quality on health and daily activities is top of mind for people living in Canada. While actions are necessary to protect the environment for present and future generations, they must be grounded in …

12 innovative research projects to strengthen infrastructure, housing

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Ottawa — Investments in research and sharing information and ideas are key to making data-driven infrastructure decisions that support communities across Canada. Sean Fraser, Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities announced a federal investment of nearly $6 million for twelve projects under the Research and Knowledge Initiative’s first call for proposals. Through this initiative, the federal government is providing funding …

Novel 14-Storey Mass-Timber Academic Tower at UfT

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Toronto – Enhanced construction practices are enabling buildings across Canada that are resilient to the impacts of climate change while locking in absorbed carbon. Innovative building materials, including mass timber, are helping to drive down emissions in the buildings sector while creating good jobs across the Canadian supply chain – including in sustainable forestry. Julie Dabrusin, Parliamentary Secretary to the …

Women in space: UN, Canada to host international meeting

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Longueuil – From October 30 to November 2, the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) will be cohosting the fourth Space4Women expert meeting, which aims to promote and advance gender equality in the space sector. On November 3, the CSA will be hosting a panel featuring four experts in the global space community to discuss the highlights from the week’s meetings. They will …

Supporting Local Projects to Protect the Great Lakes

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Province investing $6 million to support 30 community projects focusing on clean-up and restoration GREATER NAPANEE — The Ontario government is investing $6 million to support 30 multi-year projects to help protect, conserve and restore the Great Lakes. These investments will help reduce plastic litter, excess nutrients and road salt entering lakes, rivers and streams, advance climate resiliency, and make …

Investing in mpox, other zoonotic disease research 

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Toronto – Last year, as the disease spread around the globe, Canada experienced its first major mpox outbreak. Increasingly, zoonotic diseases that were once contained to one geographic region are becoming worldwide health emergencies. On May 11, 2023, the World Health Organization announced that mpox no longer constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). Even though the current …

2023 Toronto Urban Design Awards Submissions open until Apr 24

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Toronto – The Call for Submissions for the City of Toronto’s 2023 Toronto Urban Design Awards is underway. The Awards, held by the City every second year, recognize achievements in urban design, architecture and landscape architecture. The Call for Submissions closes on Monday, April 24, at noon. Designers, developers, project owners, community groups, design students and others are invited to …

New research hub at Toronto Varsity to accelerate vax, therapeutics production

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This research hub will further strengthen Canada’s biomanufacturing and life sciences sector while protecting Canadians against future health threats Toronto – The Government of Canada’s main priority continues to be protecting the health and safety of Canadians. Throughout the pandemic, the quick and decisive actions taken by the government meant that Canada was able to scale up domestic biomanufacturing capacity, …

Polanyi Prizes awarded to Ontario’s Top Researchers

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Province celebrates exceptional innovators with distinguished prizes Ottawa – The Ontario government is recognizing the province’s leading researchers for their contributions in the fields of chemistry, economic science, literature, physics and physiology/medicine. The winners are nominated by the deans of graduate schools and chosen by a selection committee organized by the Ontario Council on Graduate Studies. The 2022 Polanyi Prize …

Supporting More Paid Internships for Postsecondary Students

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$10 million investment will create more than 2,700 research internships, helping students prepare for in-demand jobs TORONTO — The Ontario government is providing over $10 million to help Mitacs — an organization that builds research partnerships between postsecondary institutions and industry — create 2,700 paid internships for postsecondary students which will help them gain the skills they need to secure …