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Canadian universities obtain $121.6 million in federal funding for research


Toronto, ON – Canada’s federal government has investment in the Canada Research Chairs program to the tune of $121.6 million.

Speaking at the University of Toronto, the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), said, “by investing in talented people through programs such as the Canada Research Chairs, our government is supporting cutting-edge research in Canadian post-secondary institutions. This fosters innovation by helping researchers bring their ideas to the marketplace, where they can touch the lives of Canadians.”

The money is being invested to support 155 newly awarded or renewed Canada Research Chairs that will undertake new, cutting-edge research at 42 Canadian post-secondary institutions. The investment announced today also includes an additional $7.1 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) for research infrastructure associated with the new Chair awards.

A list of recipients can be found here in PDF format.