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Parliamentary Report – July 17

AIC’s Parliamentary Updates brings you weekly summaries and analysis of what’s happening on Parliament Hill that is relevant to the agriculture and agricultural research community. Wednesday, 17 July 2019 July 15 – Senate Standing Committee on Agriculture and Forestry (AGFO) released a report: Made in Canada: Growing Canada’s Value-Added Food Sector. Highlights of the Committee’s […]

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Gender Equality Mainstreaming Digest – July 2019 Issue

Here are the highlights of this month’s Gender Equality Mainstreaming Digest! Click HERE for the full version. Opportunities and Upcoming Events: Breaking systemic barriers to women’s participation in science – This call for research proposals aims to identify and address systemic barriers that stand in the way of greater participation by women and other underrepresented […]

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Gender Equality Mainstreaming Digest – June 2019 Issue

Here are the highlights of this month’s Gender Equality Mainstreaming Digest! Click HERE for the full version. Opportunities and Upcoming Events: Sustainable Development Goals Funding Program – In 2015, Canada and all other United Nations Member States, committed to implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which set 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to eliminate […]

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Gender Equality Mainstreaming Digest – May 2019 Issue

Here are the highlights of this month’s Gender Equality Mainstreaming Digest! Click HERE for the full version. Opportunities and Upcoming Events: Trees and People: Resilience in a Changing Climate – John G. Bene Fellowship 2019 – Make a difference in the face of climate change by conducting research on the relationship between forest resources and […]

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Gender Equality Mainstreaming Digest – April 2019 Issue

Here are the highlights of this month’s Gender Equality Mainstreaming Digest! Click HERE for the full version. Opportunities and Upcoming Events: Summer internship for Indigenous peoples in Genomics Canada (SING Canada) – This year’s Summer internship for Indigenous peoples in Genomics Canada (SING Canada) will take place from 14 July – 20 July 2019 at […]

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AIC reacts to Budget 2019

A number of positive measures for agri-food research and agri-food in general were included in Budget 2019.  Some of these measures will support agri-food research. Key measures include the creation of a new Strategic Science Fund, expansion of the SR&ED program ($395 million over five years), an allocation of $100 million to the Strategic Innovation […]

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AIC calls on government to lead on agri-food public trust issue

At today’s appearance in the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Agri-food Innovation Council (AIC) Chief Executive Officer, Serge Buy, called on the federal government to take on a more active leadership role in the pursuit of a greater sense of public trust in agri-food. Discussing the importance to have effective, […]

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Gender Equality Mainstreaming Digest – March 2019 Issue

Here are the highlights of this month’s Gender Equality Mainstreaming Digest! Click HERE for the full version. Opportunities and Upcoming Events: Society for Canadian Women in Science & Technology – Various events are planned around the country in March, including the following. Sat. March 2 2019. https://ubcywfs.wordpress.com/ Vancouver First annual UBC Women and STEM Conference […]

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Gender Equality Mainstreaming Digest – February 2019 Issue

Here are the highlights of this month’s Gender Equality Mainstreaming Digest! Click HERE for the full version. Opportunities and Upcoming Events: PIPSC Research Officer – Women and Science – The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada, a national union representing some 61,000 professionals and scientists throughout Canada, requires a Research Officer for a […]

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AIC Advocacy: Report from the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food

The House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food recently undertook a study, “Advancements of Technology and Research in the Agriculture and Agri-Food Sector that can support Canadian Exports.” AIC participated in this study in May 2018. The Committee’s report was released today, and includes 23 recommendations:   Recommendation 1—Reducing the carbon footprint of […]

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