National Research Council of Canada partners with leading Canadian research organizations
Bold new initiative to accelerate science excellence and technology development in Canada
TORONTO, June 27, 2019 /CNW/ - Every day, Canadian scientists and researchers from across the country push the boundaries of knowledge and make breakthroughs that have real benefits for all Canadians. When these brilliant minds are supported to work together, the possibilities for discovery and innovation are limitless.
That's why the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is partnering with leading Canadian research organizations to create collaboration centres that share talent, resources, and infrastructure. At these centres, researchers from both organizations share access to specialized equipment, work side by side on collaborative projects, and support training opportunities for young scientists.
Today, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, officially launched the NRC-Fields Mathematical Sciences Collaboration Centre in Toronto. This innovative partnership will bring together 20 researchers and students from the National Research Council of Canada and the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences. It will lead to discoveries and advances including publications, patents, and the commercialization of technology. It will also provide training opportunities for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.
Canada is at the forefront of exciting new developments in math, which are fuelling advances in computation and analytical science. The NRC-Fields Mathematical Sciences Collaboration Centre will harness the talent of a wide and diverse range of math graduate students and researchers, and apply it to solving challenges in health, energy, connectivity, advanced manufacturing, and more. The NRC and Fields started working together in 2018 on algorithms and other applied mathematics tools that underlie artificial intelligence.
"Our government recognizes that when diverse points of view are brought together in research to discover and innovate, we all benefit. These NRC collaboration centres are bringing the best and the brightest together to support the next generation of research leaders and help ensure that our health, environment, communities and economy thrive."
"This collaboration centre brings together leading researchers to form a joint team and make significant advances in mathematical sciences for Canadians. We are proud to partner with the Fields Institute and look forward to the success of this exciting collaboration."
"Collaborating with the Government of Canada's largest research organization is inspiring. By combining our strengths in advanced mathematics with the NRC's unsurpassed reputation for excellence in biological sciences and engineering, we can continue soling industrial challenges in health, energy, connectivity, advanced manufacturing, and more."
SOURCE National Research Council Canada