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Research funding awards announced in BC


Victoria, BC – British Columbia’s provincial government recently approved $2.9 million in funding for 21 research infrastructure projects at seven universities.

The research infrastructure projects are as follows:

University of Victoria:
– $125,000 – Equipment for Motion and Mobility Research Laboratory.
– $45,000 – Equipment for British Columbia Centre for Mountain Biodiversity.

University of British Columbia:
– $800,000 – Funding to establish a new Centre for Applied Neurogenetics and research to accelerate drug development for Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders.
– $398,950 – Low-temperature microscope for atomic scale opto-electronics.
– $141,594 – State-of-the-art technology using laser measurements for engineering.
– $131,377 – Equipment for production and purification of enzymes.
– $125,105 – Protein research project.
– $125,000 – Real-time systems for image guided therapy and prostate cancer research.
–  $100,000 – State-of-the-art facility for applied nutrition research.
– $96,951 – Research lab for study of consumer behaviour.
– $69,483 – Research to accelerate community-led transformation of Indigenous communities into more hopeful and positive places.
– $61,326 – Program examining impact of physical activity intervention programs on balance performance.
– $38,521 – Research project to provide scientific data to develop new health policies.

Vancouver Island University:
– $124,633 – Shellfish aquaculture project.
– $55,526 – Project to improve current electronic archives and databases.

University of Northern British Columbia:
– $30,116 – Equipment to study impact of habitat loss and changing climate on bird species.
– $27,842 -Equipment to examine bark beetle cold tolerance and resistance to toxins in host trees.
– $11,021 – Equipment to study northern hydrometeorological processes.

Thompson Rivers University:
– $44,000 – Project equipment to research antimicrobial peptides to fight infectious disease.

Simon Fraser University:
– $180,000 – Research lab for sustainable energy research programs.

Royal Roads University:
– $175,875 – Equipment for research program into natural, rapid climate change.