Partners & Receptors


GRAND partners comprised organizations, except Network Members, that agreed to participate in the NCE network and whose mandates include research. Partners included companies, industries, private institutions, hospitals, nonprofit associations, and provincial, federal or municipal government institutions.

Partners played an integral role in, and added incredible value to, the Network through their contributions of cash and in-kind resources, and also through their involvement with the Projects. They brought expertise and perspective to help shape and enhance research outcomes. Networking was intended to integrate research teams and programs and promote effective interactions and partnerships with the user sector outside the academic community. Networking and partnership activities demonstrably assisted GRAND in addressing the problems, challenges, or opportunities for which they are generating solutions.

Partners & Participating Organizations


Brock University

Carleton University

Concordia Univerity

Dalhousie University

École de technologie supérieure

Emily Carr University of Art & Design

McGill University

McMaster University

Memorial University of Newfoundland

NSCAD University

OCAD University

Queen’s University

Ryerson University

Saarland University

Simon Fraser University

Trinity College Dublin

University of Alberta

University of British Columbia

University of Calgary

University of Canterbury

University of Lethbridge

University of Guelph

University of Manitoba

University of Maryland

University of Michigan

Université de Montréal

UOIT University

University of Ottawa

University of Prince Edward Island

University of Saskatchewan

University of Toronto

University of Victoria

University of Washington

University of Waterloo

University of Western Ontario

Wilfrid Laurier University

York University



3D3 Solutions

Adobe Systems

AeroInfo Systems


Apple Canada

AT&T Labs Research

Autodesk Canada

Ayogo Inc.

BC Hydro Powersmart

Bentley Systems



Byye Management

CA Technologies

CAE Professional Services

Canada Goose

Carré Technologies


Chiu Hippman Engineering Inc.

Christie Digital

Conversion Works

Coole Immersive

Decode Global

Digital Extremes

Disney Research

Durante Kreuk LA

Electronic Arts

Elsevier Science Ltd.

Embedded Automation Inc.

Execution Labs

Firsthand Technologies, Inc.



Fundacion Telefonica

Gerri Sinclair Group


Globe and Mail

God Mode Games

Google Inc.

Hewlett Packard Inc.

IBM Centre for Advanced Studies

IBM T.J. Watson Research Centre


Immersion Canada


Intel Corporation


Janro Imaging Laboratories

Kitfox Games

Kiwi Wearables

KO-OP Mode

Komodo OpenLabs


Lightning Platform


Microsoft Corporation

Minority Media Inc.

Moscone Brothers

Motorola Solutions

Nognz Brain Fitness

Nokia Canada


Perimeter Partners

Precision Conference Solutions

Quillsoft Ltd

Ramius Corporation

RCI Solar

Relic Entertainment

Research in Motion



Schneider Electric

Science World at Telus World of Science

Seaspan Ferries

Side Effects Software

Sim Digital

Smallworks Studios and Laneway Housing Inc.

SMART Technologies Inc.


ST Microelectronics

State Farm Insurance

TAD Inc.


Terasen Gas

TerraSol Energy

The Gerri Sinclair Group

The Globe and Mail

Thought Technology Ltd.

Upfront Analytics

Xerox PARC

Yahoo! Research


Federal Departments and Agencies

Canada Council for the Arts

Department of National Defence

FedDev Ontario

French Consulate

Heritage Canada

Office of the Privacy

Commissioner of Canada

Parks Canada

United States Army

US National Institute of Standards & Technology

Western Economic



Provincial Departments and Agencies

Alberta Health & Wellness

Alberta Innovates

BC Immigrant Investment

Fund and BC Renaissance Capital

Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport (Québec)

Nova Scotia Research and

Innovation Trust

Ontario Research Fund

Ontario Science Centre

Province of Manitoba (Manitoba Centres of Excellence)

Vancouver General Hospital


Other Organizations

ADD Centre & Biofeedback


Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care

Canadian Digital Media Network

Canadian Film Centre Media Lab

Canadian Surgical Technologies and Advanced Robotics (Education)

Centennial College

City of Vancouver


Dawson CEGEP

Digital Humanities Summer


Entertainment Software

Association of Canada

Fasken Martineau Dumoulin LLP

Fraser Health Authority

Gaîté lyrique

Hexagram Institute

Hospital for Sick Children


Le Centre Jacques Cartier

London Health Sciences Centre

Masters of Digital Media Program, Great Northern Way Campus (Education)

Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research


National Science Foundation


New York University - Steinhardt

Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions

Pain Management Centre

Pain Society of BC


Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons

Specialist Services

Committee of the BC Medical Association

Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association


Technoculture Art & Games

Research Centre

The Arthritis Society

Ville de Montréal