Advances in technology and within scientific disciplines are occurring rapidly. Increasingly historically distinct scientific disciplines, technology and information are coming together as one; forming the launching pad to create something new. This phenomenon, known as convergence science, represents a fundamental shift in the way in which research is being carried out and is considered necessary for innovation.
Achieving success in this emerging domain will require increased collaboration across the research sector to ensure that thought and innovation activities originating out of our universities and colleges are data driven. It will mean leading and coordinating new opportunities to educate and expand access to highly qualified personnel; individuals who are skilled in using complex computer systems, newly developed technologies and software. It means supporting the development of pathways that lead to new jobs, industries and products for an economically competitive Ontario. It will require
Ontario’s research community to increasingly adopt advanced research computing or simply put, super computers, as a tool to enable research.