Ottawa, ON – The federal government today announced $66.9 million in funding for 90 Canada Research Chairs.
“Canada’s new government is committed to research. In fact, the 2006 budget allocated an additional $100 million a year for higher education research,” said Maxime Bernier, minister of industry and minister responsible for the Canada research chairs program.
The announcement also included $5.7 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), to fund research infrastructure essential to the work done by 48 of the chairs.
“An innovative society rests on innovative people,” says Dr Eliot Phillipson, president and CEO of the CFI. “The partnership between the CFI and the Canada Research Chairs program helps ensure that Canada preserves its most critical resource in the knowledge economy-intellectual capital. The advancements and discoveries made by these researchers will have a real and lasting impact on the lives of all Canadians.”
The list of chairholders funded in this announcement can be found at www.chairs.gc.ca/web/media/lists/2006/List%20of%20recipients_%20finalE.pdf