Lab Canada

Facility funding furthers environmental research

Peterborough, ON – Two projects to further environmental research at Ontario’s Trent University are receiving a total of $2.5 million in funding from the province’s research fund.

$1.29 million is being provided to create a state-of-the-art microenvironment laboratory, which will use cutting-edge technology to develop more effective environmental management plans related to energy development, water protection, transportation and community health.

In addition, $1.26 million is being awarded to upgrade and expand the Worsfold Water Quality Centre, so researchers can better identify threats to water resources and provide more sustainable environmental processes for industry and communities.

“These new funds strengthen Canadas ability to better understand the impacts of chemical contaminants and climate change,” says Bonnie Patterson, Trent’s president and vice-chancellor.