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Government of Canada invests in research-driven knowledge economy

January 15, 2013

BURNABY, B.C., January 15, 2013 — Canada’s university campuses, research centres and hospitals are receiving funding from the Government of Canada for advanced research infrastructure, helping them continue to compete in today’s global knowledge economy.

While visiting Simon Fraser University, the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages and Member of Parliament for Port Moody-Westwood-Port Coquitlam, announced an investment of over $215 million by the Government of Canada through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) for cutting-edge research infrastructure.

“Our government is committed to investing in science and technology to contribute to the creation of a stronger, more innovative economy and a more prosperous Canada,” said Minister Moore. “We understand that Canada’s research enterprise is critical to economic growth and job creation, and this announcement reinforces our government’s commitment to bolstering the country’s research success.”

Through the CFI’s Leading Edge Fund (LEF) and New Initiatives Funds (NIF), the Government of Canada is supporting 75 projects at 34 institutions across the country. Building on its legacy of supporting research excellence, the CFI presents LEF-NIF awards to projects that offer a tangible impact on Canada’s society and economy.

The LEF enables institutions to enhance successful initiatives that had already received funding from the CFI. The NIF, on the other hand, focuses on new infrastructure projects that have the potential to lead to important scientific breakthroughs and benefits to Canadians.

 “These research projects are forceful drivers of growth in their respective communities,” said Gilles G. Patry, President and CEO of the CFI. “The beneficiaries of these awards are our research leaders and visionaries. They have an exciting opportunity to create real impact.”

 

A full list of the funded projects is available below.

 

About the Canada Foundation for Innovation

The Canada Foundation for Innovation gives researchers the tools they need to think big and innovate. By investing in state-of-the-art facilities and equipment in Canada’s universities, colleges, research hospitals and non-profit research institutions, the CFI is helping to attract and retain the world’s top talent, to train the next generation of researchers, to support private-sector innovation and to create high-quality jobs that strengthen the economy and improve the quality of life for all Canadians. For more information, visit innovation.ca.

 

For more information and interview requests

Ryan Saxby Hill
Canada Foundation for Innovation
613-943-5346 (office)
613-294-6247 (mobile)
ryansaxbyhill@innovation.ca

Michèle-Jamali Paquette
Director of Communications
Office of the Honourable Gary Goodyear
Minister of State (Science and Technology)
613-947-2956

Media Relations
Industry Canada
613-943-2502

 

 

Leading Edge Fund / Fonds de l’avant-garde
New Initiatives Fund / Fonds des initiatives nouvelles

 

Institution / Établissement

Projects Approved /

 Projets appuyés

Brock University

1

Carleton University

1

Center for Addiction and Mental Health

1

École Polytechnique de Montréal

1

McGill University

3

McMaster University

1

Queen’s University

6

Ryerson University

1

Saint Mary’s University

1

Simon Fraser University

2

St. Joseph’s Helath Care London

1

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

1

The Hospital for Sick Children

2

Trent University

1

Université Laval

1

Université de Montréal

4

Université de Sherbrooke

1

Université du Québec – Institut national de la recherche scientifique

1

Université du Québec à Chicoutimi

1

Université du Québec à Montréal

1

University Health Network

1

University of Alberta

4

University of British Columbia (The)

9

University of Calgary

1

University of Guelph

1

University of Ottawa / Université d’Ottawa

2

University of Regina

1

University of Saskatchewan

3

University of Toronto

9

University of Victoria

1

University of Waterloo

4

University of Western Ontario (The)

5

University of Windsor

1

York University

1

Total Institutions /des établissements                   34

75

 

 

Leading Edge Fund / Fonds de l’avant-garde
New Initiatives Fund / Fonds des initiatives nouvelles

 

Project Title / Titre du projet

Maximum CFI Contribution /

Contribution maximale

de la FCI

 

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Brock University

Leading Edge Fund / Fonds de l’avant-garde

Advanced Methods for Synthesis, Biosynthesis, and Biomanufacturing

$948,774

 

1 project / projet

$948,774

 

 

Carleton University

Leading Edge Fund / Fonds de l’avant-garde

A Distributed Data Management Infrastructure for Indigenous Knowledge Research with Inuit and First Nations Communities

$516,323

 

1 project / projet

$516,323

 

 

Center for Addiction and Mental Health

Leading Edge Fund / Fonds de l’avant-garde

Getting Better: Pathways to Progress in Brain Disease

$2,824,956

 

1 project / projet

$2,824,956

 

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École Polytechnique de Montréal

Fonds de l’avant-garde / Leading Edge Fund

Centre de recherche, développement et validation des technologies et procédés de traitement des eaux (CREDEAU)

1 921 738 $

 

1 projet / project

1 921 738 $

 

 

McGill University

Fonds de l’avant-garde / Leading Edge Fund

Multiscale Imaging and Analysis of Biological Systems and Biomaterials in Nanomedicine

1 506 252 $

Structural Biology at the Crossroads of Biology and Medicine

4 834 800 $

Tools for Nanoscience and Technology Upgrade ('Nanotools 2')

4 520 148 $

 

3 projets / projects

10 861 200 $

 

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McMaster University

Leading Edge Fund / Fonds de l’avant-garde

Small Angle Neutron Scattering for Advanced Characterization of Nanostructure in Materials

$3,003,941

 

1 project / projet

$3,003,941

 

 

Queen’s University

Leading Edge Fund / Fonds de l’avant-garde

Deterioration and Long Term Performance of Buried Infrastructure

$1,220,000

Enhancement and Development of New Assessment Tools for Evaluation of Brain Function and Dysfunction

$1,768,662

Human Laboratory for the Study and Treatment of Gastrointestinal Disorders

$1,197,245

Leading the Search for Dark Matter and Double Beta Decay: Improved Discovery Potential for DEAP-3600 and SNO+ Experiments

$1,345,285

Moving Load Facility for Assessment of Bridge Strength and Durability

$1,390,000

 

New Initiatives Fund / Fonds des initiatives nouvelles

SuperCDMS at SNOLAB: Uncovering the Mysteries of the Universe

$1,709,500

 

6 projects / projets

$8,630,692

 

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Ryerson University

Leading Edge Fund / Fonds de l’avant-garde

Laboratory for Ultrafast Ultrasound and Optical Methods Used to Probe Cell and Tissue Structure and Function

$600,000

 

1 project / projet

$600,000

 

 

Saint Mary’s University

New Initiatives Fund / Fonds des initiatives nouvelles

Canadian Rare Isotope Facility with Electron Beam Ion Source (CANREB)

$1,599,333

 

1 project / projet

$1,599,333

 

 

Simon Fraser University

Leading Edge Fund / Fonds de l’avant-garde

The Prometheus Project: BC's Multi-Institution Advanced Materials Science and Engineering Initiative

$7,715,700

Upgrade to the ATLAS Tier-1 Data Analysis Centre

$1,000,000

 

2 projects / projets

$8,715,700

 

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St. Joseph’s Health Care London

Leading Edge Fund / Fonds de l’avant-garde

A Large Area Detector Dual Energy CT Scanner for Low Radiation Dose Functional Imaging in Oncology and Cardiology

$961,524

 

1 project / projet

$961,524

 

 

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Leading Edge Fund / Fonds de l’avant-garde

Identification and Validation of Novel Drug Targets in Cells, Animals and Humans

$2,469,665

 

1 project / projet

$2,469,665

 

 

The Hospital for Sick Children

Leading Edge Fund / Fonds de l’avant-garde

Imaging the Mouse

$2,772,049

The Centre for Applied Genomics: Paediatric Genomes to Health

$1,000,000

 

2 projects / projets

$3,772,049

 

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Trent University

Leading Edge Fund / Fonds de l’avant-garde

New Horizons for Research at the Trent University Water Quality Centre Using High Resolution Mass Spectrometry

$2,507,332

 

1 project / projet

$2,507,332

 

 

Université Laval

Fonds de l’avant-garde / Leading Edge Fund

Human and Microbial Integrative Genomics

2 873 421 $

 

1 projet / project

2 873 421 $

 

 

Université de Montréal

Fonds de l’avant-garde / Leading Edge Fund

An Integrated Ultra-High-Throughput Platform for Chemical Systems Biology

4 200 000 $

Surfaces, Interfaces and Films for Use in New Molecular Devices

2 236 000 $

The Montreal Cardiometabolic Biomarker and Drug Discovery Consortium (BIOcMET)

2 312 056 $

 

Fonds des initiatives nouvelles / New Initiatives Fund

Environnements d'analyse et de conception des jeux vidéo intelligents

425 000 $

 

4 projets / projects

9 173 056 $

 

^ Top ^

Université de Sherbrooke

Fonds de l’avant-garde / Leading Edge Fund

Infrastructure for Three-Dimensional Vibration Measurement

320 000 $

 

1 projet / project

320 000 $

 

 

Université du Québec – Institut national de la recherche scientifique

Fonds de l’avant-garde / Leading Edge Fund

Infrastructure for Advanced Imaging (IAI)

5 935 816 $

 

1 projet / project

5 935 816 $

 

 

Université du Québec à Chicoutimi

Fonds de l’avant-garde / Leading Edge Fund

Infrastructure intégrée des microdonnées historiques de la population du Québec (1621-1965)

824 849 $

 

1 projet / project

824 849 $

 

^ Top ^

Université du Québec à Montréal

Fonds de l’avant-garde / Leading Edge Fund

Hexagram, le Centre de recherche-création en arts médiatiques et technologiques, phase 2 UQAM

1 182 867 $

 

1 projet / project

1 182 867 $

 

 

University Health Network

Leading Edge Fund / Fonds de l’avant-garde

The Centre for Cancer Epigenomics (CCE): Advancing Personalized Medicine Through Epigenomics and Genomics

$3,385,044

 

1 project / projet

$3,385,044

 

 

University of Alberta

Leading Edge Fund / Fonds de l’avant-garde

Centre for Neural Interfaces and Rehabilitation Neuroscience

$3,076,491

Energy Materials Characterization and Control (EMC2)

$3,986,163

SIFER (Stable Isotope Facility for  Ecosystem Research) - Tracking Fluxes One Molecule at a Time

$1,478,111

University of Alberta Centre for Functional, Structural, and Metabolic In Vivo Imaging of Disease

$5,500,000

 

4 projects / projets

$14,040,765

 

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University of British Columbia (The)

Leading Edge Fund / Fonds de l’avant-garde

Immune System Polymorphism and Host/Pathogen Interactions

$2,104,522

A Digital Radio Telescope for CHIME: Three Dimensional Mapping of the Largest Volume of the Universe to Date

$4,585,372

Envirotron for Plant Adaptation Research

$1,061,030

Genomic Approaches to Personalizing Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

$5,681,816

Molecules to Human: Enhanced Phenotyping for Discovery, Prevention, and Treatment of Heart, Lung, and Blood Vessel Disease

$2,498,597

Quantum Materials and Devices Foundry

$1,739,738

Super Resolution Microscopy: Breaking the Diffraction Barrier

$1,407,645

Systems Analysis of Single Stem Cells

$2,977,910

 

New Initiatives Fund / Fonds des initiatives nouvelles

Quantum Materials and Devices in the MicroKelvin Regime

$659,400

 

9 projects / projets

$22,716,030

 

^ Top ^

University of Calgary

Leading Edge Fund / Fonds de l’avant-garde

An Integrative Approach for Translating Research to Improve Musculoskeletal Health

$4,739,000

 

1 project / projet

$4,739,000

 

 

University of Guelph

Leading Edge Fund / Fonds de l’avant-garde

Digital Biodiversity - From DNA Barcode Libraries to Applications

$654,970

 

1 project / projet

$654,970

 

 

University of Ottawa / Université d’Ottawa

Leading Edge Fund / Fonds de l’avant-garde

Centre for Advanced Photonics: Translating Discovery to Innovation

$2,970,883

Sustainable Chemical Synthesis from Renewable Feedstocks

$5,732,853

 

2 projects / projets

$8,703,736

 

^ Top ^

University of Regina

Leading Edge Fund / Fonds de l’avant-garde

Western Canada Integrated Environmental Simulation and Risk Assessment Associated with Climate Modeling

$662,873

 

1project / projet

$662,873

 

 

University of Saskatchewan

Leading Edge Fund / Fonds de l’avant-garde

Biomolecular Research Facilities: Supporting Agricultural, Health & Environmental Sciences

$1,599,798

Enhancing the Spectromicroscopy Beamline and Endstations at the Canadian Light Source

$1,640,000

Towards a Compact Light Source: a Dedicated Laser Wakefield Accelerator End Station for Canada

$543,440

 

3projects / projets

$3,783,238

 

^ Top ^

University of Toronto

Leading Edge Fund / Fonds de l’avant-garde

Centre for Biofouling Control (CBC)

$594,445

Centre for Chemical Analysis

$656,767

Development of Open-Access Research Tools for Epigenetics

$2,402,926

Nanomaterials for Energy

$3,412,588

Ontario Centre for Characterisation of Advanced Materials

$4,601,343

Technology and Instrument Developments for Space and Ground-based Astronomy

$400,000

The Host-Microbiome Research Network

$6,000,000

 

New Initiatives Fund / Fonds des initiatives nouvelles

Centre for the Evaluation of Technological Innovation (CETI)

$1,199,915

High-Pressure Blow-Down Facility for Gas Turbine Combustion Research

$2,040,000

 

9 projects / projets

$21,307,984

 

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University of Victoria

Leading Edge Fund / Fonds de l’avant-garde

Biogeochemical Monitoring of Mid-Ocean Ridge Axis Processes Using the NEPTUNE Canada Cabled Observatory

$1,620,935

 

1 project / projet

$1,620,935

 

 

University of Waterloo

Leading Edge Fund / Fonds de l’avant-garde

Facility for Global Quantum Communication and Security Certification

$490,000

Ontario Materials Technology: Harnessing the Power of Strategic Multifunctional Materials for Emerging Technologies

$1,474,545

 

New Initiatives Fund / Fonds des initiatives nouvelles

Green and Intelligent Automotive (GAIA) Research Facility

$2,128,182

Privacy Enhancing Technologies at a Global Scale

$654,545

 

4 projects / projets

$4,747,272

 

^ Top ^

University of Western Ontario (The)

Leading Edge Fund / Fonds de l’avant-garde

AFAR Takes Flight: New Technologies to Study Global-, Regional-, and Local-Scale Movement Ecology of Free-Living Birds

$1,371,999

Centre for Functional and Metabolic Mapping

$2,494,098

Facility for Load-Bearing Imaging, Biomechanics and Clinical Orthopaedics Research (LIBCOR)

$1,342,675

National Centre for Audiology

$765,565

 

New Initiatives Fund / Fonds des initiatives nouvelles

Centre for the Development and Testing of MR-Compatible Medical Devices and Technology

$705,911

 

5 projects / projets

$6,680,248

 

 

University of Windsor

Leading Edge Fund / Fonds de l’avant-garde

Environmental Stressors in the Great Lakes: Assessment, Function and Remediation

$2,525,000

 

1 project / projet

$2,525,000

 

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York University

Leading Edge Fund / Fonds de l’avant-garde

Full Field Vision and Spatial Orientation

$790,891

 

1 project / projet

$790,891

 

 

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