Feds award $328 million in funding to major Canadian science initiatives and labs

QUEBEC CITY, QC – The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) is contributing $328.5 million through the Major Science Initiatives (MSI) Fund to 17 projects at 12 institutions across Canada.

Canada’s Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan made the funding announcement on January 9, 2017 at the Université Laval. More than $18 million will be used via the University to allow researchers to continue to operate Canada’s only dedicated research icebreaker, the CCGS Amundsen and conduct research in the Arctic.

Other major recipients include the Canadian Light Source ($48-million), Ocean Networks Canada ($46.6-million)  and Canada’s Genomics Enterprise ($32-million),.

The overarching goal of the MSI Fund is to ensure that Canada’s large research facilities have the support needed to operate and stay on the cutting edge. These facilities — whether physical spaces or virtual networks — serve a critical mass of researchers tackling some of the most important issues facing society and are in need of the best equipment and spaces to continue to study such things as the evolution and fate of our sun, space weather and its effects on our telecommunications and health care improvements for Canadians.

To see the full list of recipients visit: https://www.innovation.ca/about/press-release/essential-government-funding-announced-some-canadas-leading-national-research.

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