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$5M funds expansion of agrifood research centre

Winnipeg, MB – The National Centre for Agrifood Research in Medicine (NCARM) will expand, with help from $5 million in funding provided by the Winnipeg Partnership Agreement and the federal-provincial Agricultural Policy Framework.

NCARM, located at both the St Boniface General Hospital Research Centre and the Asper Clinical Research Institute, will focus much of its research on crops grown in Western Canada and will work with other industry leaders in Manitoba to attain its goals. Research will identify and test foods for natural health products or nutraceuticals, such as flaxseed.

The $5 million in funding is cost-shared. NCARM is receiving $3.75 million through the tri-partite Winnipeg Partnership Agreement (WPA) and an additional $1.25 million through the federal-provincial Agricultural Policy Framework.

“It has always been our tradition at St Boniface General Hospital to work with others to make things happen that will benefit people in our community,” says Dr Ttreault, president and CEO of St Boniface Hospital. “The support of the Winnipeg Partnership Agreement, and the funds received from the St. Boniface Hospital & Research Foundation and our partnership in this project with the University of Manitoba will be beneficial for NCARM, and more importantly, demonstrates the advantages of working together for the health of the people of our community.”