AB invests in quantum research at UCalgary

October 27, 2020
The University of Calgary has received an $11.8M investment from the Government of Alberta that is intended to promote new jobs in the quantum-technologies field. Funding will be allocated across the university to support research capacity in various projects. The province stated that the investment will lead to “research that will help establish Alberta as a national and international hub for quantum computing and related spinoff industries.” UCalgary President Ed McCauley also commented on the funding’s impact on job creation and the economy, noting that the university will be able to “translate new research findings into lasting and measurable benefits to society as quickly as possible.” Calgary Herald (AB)