Navigation Links
Top Canadian, Indian institutions form $30M partnership
Date:11/6/2012

Scientists from the University of British Columbia, University of Alberta, University of Toronto and 11 leading institutions in India are joining forces to tackle urgent issues in both countries with a $30-million partnership.

Supported by the Canadian government and state and industry partners in India, the India-Canada Centre for Innovative Multidisciplinary Partnerships to Accelerate Community Transformation and Sustainability, or IC-IMPACTS, will focus on water safety, disease prevention and treatment, and the development of safe and sustainable civil infrastructure. It will also support new technology spinoffs and the training of more than 700 students and researchers.

Through the development, deployment and commercialization of new technologies, and the training and exchange of students and researchers, IC-IMPACTS is expected to generate economic benefits for both nations while building research capacity and solving issues of importance to both countries.

The partnership was formally launched today in New Delhi by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who was joined by UBC President Stephen Toope, U of T President David Naylor and U of A Vice-President (Research) Lorne Babiuk.

Hosted at UBC with the full partnership of U of T and U of A, IC-IMPACTS's research programs will be led by three world-renowned Canadian scientists. Partner communities in India and Canada are being identified as collaborators and early adopters of new technologies (see background). The three interconnected research programs are:

The Sustainable and Safe Infrastructure research program, led by IC-IMPACTS Scientific Director and UBC Civil Engineering Prof. Nemy Banthia, will develop new tools to assess the condition of aging concrete structures and develop low-cost, cement-based building materials reinforced with fibre from agricultural waste.

The Integrated Water Management research program, led by U of A Mechanical Engineering Prof. Sushanta Mitra, will develop, test and implement new technologies to monitor water quality and treat potable and waste water.

The Public Health Disease Prevention and Treatment research program, led by U of T Pharmacy Prof. Lakshmi Kotra, will monitor drug resistance to malaria and fungal infections, and develop new treatments to control the spread of resistance in infectious diseases.


'/>"/>
Contact: Randy Schmidt
randy.schmidt@ubc.ca
604-822-1266
University of British Columbia
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. American Indian spiritual beliefs influential in spurring youth to avoid drugs and alcohol
2. TMC institutions get $20 million renewal grant for translational medicine center
3. Rush joins elite group of institutions with accredited research programs
4. Orange County partnership to target cancer health disparities
5. Wolters Kluwer Health and the American Academy of Neurology renew partnership
6. Wolters Kluwer Health and the Transplantation Society announce a partnership
7. ACP-New York State Chapter partnership results in patient safety organization recognition
8. FDA clears test developed in partnership with VCU researcher
9. Global Cassava Partnership for the 21st Century (GCP21)
10. Partnership provides inclusive workout
11. University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work announces partnership with MD Anderson
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/25/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Norland at Swissray is pleased to announce the release of the ... ELITE DXA has an active scan window, which is more than double that of existing ... scan area could not undergo an accurate total body bone density or body composition study. ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... New York, NY (PRWEB) , ... March 24, ... ... a global scale; from third world countries to hospitals in the United States, ... sparks a conversation on the current obstacles facing infection prevention and offers strategies ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... Texas Physical Therapy Specialists (TexPTS) is pleased ... Huebner Road. The clinic is the group’s 7th location in San Antonio and 23rd ... PT, will provide care from the clinic, which opened March 22, 2017. ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... ... its innovative EcoQube Frame vertical micro-veggies garden on Kickstarter . Surpassing the ... product – with nearly 2,000 consumers (and counting) already backing the campaign. ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... Westchester County, NY (PRWEB) , ... March 24, 2017 , ... ... in Somers and White Plains, N.Y., is pleased to announce Westchester resident Lauren C. ... as a law clerk for the firm, will concentrate her practice in elder law, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/23/2017)... in St. Joseph, Missouri , has selected AccuReg to help standardize ... 22 cities, and its flagship St. Joseph Medical Center. Mosaic Life Care ... to its patients, including the insurance, billing and collections processes. ... ... Joseph Medical Center ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... , March 23, 2017  Transportation Insight, a multi-modal ... end-to-end supply chain management firm with expertise serving clients ... Solutions Rick Zaffarano was named a 2017 ... Supply Chain by the only publication exclusively dedicated to ... supply chain. "Rick has brought to Transportation ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... -- As a result of diagnostic technology increasing ... allergic diseases, cutting edge developments in targeted drugs ... in which pharmaceutical and biotech companies are addressing ... both a high quality meeting and a platform ... research scholars and doctors. The event will also ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: