Federal government announces $1M investment in U of A nanotechnology facility

The Gateway | February 13, 2019

The Canadian government announced they will invest $1 million in the University of Alberta’s nanoFAB facility to help purchase new micro and nanotechnology equipment. The announcement was made on February 11 by Amarjeet Sohi, federal minister of natural resources, on behalf of the minister of innovation, science and economic development Navdeep Bains. The investment will go to nanoFAB, an open-access research centre that focuses on the development of micro and nanotechnology both for research and industrial development. The money will be used to purchase three new tools for advanced manufacturing: a deposition tool for laying down thin films of metal, an etching tool, and a patterning tool. The applications of these tools range from the energy to biomedical industry.

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What will global politics look like in ten years, and what implications will the future global political environment have for Canadian security and defense policy? Some of the other chapters in this Strategic Outlook, as will be seen, examine the strategic environment in the more immediate term. The purpose of this chapter, however, is to shift focus further into the future as a way of concentrating the debate that Canadians need to have today about the future security and defense needs of the country. Whereas these other chapters are more regional or country-specific, this one attempts to be more global in perspective.

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What will global politics look like in ten years, and what implications will the future global political environment have for Canadian security and defense policy? Some of the other chapters in this Strategic Outlook, as will be seen, examine the strategic environment in the more immediate term. The purpose of this chapter, however, is to shift focus further into the future as a way of concentrating the debate that Canadians need to have today about the future security and defense needs of the country. Whereas these other chapters are more regional or country-specific, this one attempts to be more global in perspective.

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