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Canada’s Immuno-Engineering and Biomanufacturing Hub research teams awarded $140M in federal funding

Today, the Government of Canada announced an investment of $140 million in projects associated with Canada’s Immuno-Engineering and Biomanufacturing Hub (CIEBH) — a UBC-led national research hub with more than 50 academic, industry, not-for-profit and health sector partners.

The four supported projects will accelerate the development and manufacturing of lifesaving medicine for patients and communities across Canada. Together, these projects will enable Canada to rapidly respond to future pandemic threats — in less than 100 days — and address some of the most pressing health challenges facing Canadians today.

The CIEBH projects were announced as part of a larger investment by the Government of Canada to further grow the domestic biomanufacturing and life sciences sector and prepare Canada for future health emergencies. The Honourable Soraya Martinez Ferrada, Minister of Tourism and Minister responsible for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions


Snowflake eyes growth in Canada, expands Toronto engineering hub

Much of the new technology unveiled by American data cloud company Snowflake at its annual convention this year, billed as the “world’s largest data, apps and AI event,” is powered by its Toronto engineering hub.

At this year’s Snowflake Summit that is taking place June 26-29 in Las Vegas, Snowflake announced innovations that would enable developers to build apps and work with generative AI in the data cloud, with the Snowflake Native App Framework. 

“Engineers working in Toronto have built the Snowflake Native Apps, which is now powering the whole Large Language Model and generative AI revolution,” said Qaiser Habib, director of engineering at Snowflake Canada. “So anything required to build an application, publish it to the marketplace for others to install it, use it and even to make money out of it, that’s all built right here in Toronto.”

Traditionally, someone building an AI-based application would need to build