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Building research capacity

Genome Prairie enables regional researchers to participate in Genome Canada competitions and other provincial initiatives.
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Maximizing the benefits of genomics

To date, Genome Prairie has supported over $260M of research activity accross Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
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Recruitment for Director, Genomic Applications Programs

As Director, Genomic Applications Programs, you are responsible for actively managing Genome Canada’s genomic applications programs and a portfolio of projects such that they have the highest likelihood of success and impact. You provide authoritative advice on how genomics discoveries can be translated into applications that lead to economic wealth and social benefit. You develop and implement investment strategies, program guidelines, application and review procedures, and post-award monitoring and management. You build awareness of and promote your programs. With a focus on partnership and collaboration, you establish and maintain dynamic and productive relationships with Genome Centres, users in the private, public and other sectors, Canadian scientists, funding agencies and other external stakeholders. This position is based in Ottawa, Ontario.
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Canadian effort will bring new tools for crop breeding

Rapid population growth, a changing climate, and increasing constraints on land, water, and nutrients threaten global food security. Canada must dramatically expand agricultural production to meet increased demand and to offset predicted declines in crop yields in tropical and subtropical countries. This will require that plant breeding be accelerated in Canada, with the goal of developing high yielding, climate-adapted and “planet friendly” varieties.
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Diversifying Manitoba’s economy by investing in clean technology and supporting francophone initiatives

The Government of Canada is committed to supporting diversity and sustainability in communities and local economies across Manitoba. Today, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD), announced combined investments of more than $7.6 million towards seven economic development projects in Manitoba.
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2017 Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Competition

Genome Canada is seeking proposals for research projects to address any aspect of bioinformatics and computational biology (B/CB) as it relates to genomics across all of Genome Canada’s sectors, i.e., human health, agriculture, aquaculture/fisheries, forestry, energy, mining and environment.

2017 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition

This funding opportunity, a partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), aims to support projects that will demonstrate how genomics-based research can contribute to a more evidence-based approach to health and, thereby, improve health outcomes, and/or enhance the cost-effectiveness of the healthcare system.

Genomics Day

This workshop will help provide Manitoba researchers information about Genome Canada funding opportunities and how past and current researchers have already successfully been awarded Genome Canada grants. This workshop will allow researchers to also participate in a facilitated working session to generate compelling project ideas and create winning teams.