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Infrastructure funding of $900,000 for BC university


Kamloops, BC – Thompson Rivers University’s research and development innovation and technology commercialization capabilities has received federal funding to support research infrastructure for two projects.

The first project will receive funding of $621,000 toward the purchase of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) equipment that will be used to train students and carry out applied research with industry. The new equipment will also provide analytical chemistry support to firms in various industry sectors in BC including mining, forestry, agriculture, nutraceuticals, and industrial biotechnology.

The second project involves funding of $333,000 to purchase equipment for the university’s new Centre for Innovation in Ranching, Range and Meat Production. The equipment will be used to facilitate research and development to help ranchers, producers and suppliers adopt new technologies that support sustainable ranching practices.

The university is a not-for-profit post-secondary institution in British Columbia that was originally founded in 1970 as Cariboo College. It received university status in 2005.