$45 million Investment in Research Infrastructure Attracts World-Class Researchers

December 12, 2008
OTTAWA, December 12, 2008 — Canada is strengthening its knowledge base by attracting and retaining the workers that drive innovation and growth. Today, 312 researchers will be able to conduct cutting-edge research thanks to a $45-million investment announced by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) under its Leaders Opportunity Fund (LOF). This funding program was designed to provide infrastructure to attract researchers to Canadian institutions at a time of intense international competition for knowledge workers.

LOF investment at a glance:

  • Total: $45.45 million
  • Institutions: 44
  • Municipalities: 36
  • Projects: 251
  • Researchers supported: 312

The investment in state-of-the-art labs and equipment at 44 universities across the country will jump start 251 projects in key areas of research, ranging from the environment, natural resources and energy, to health, and information and communications technologies.

“The Government of Canada understands that advances in science and technology are essential to strengthen the competitiveness of Canada’s economy,” said the Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the CFI. “Today’s announcement builds on our government’s commitment to supporting Canadian researchers and innovators in developing new ideas by investing in infrastructure to conduct world-class research.”

“Our government is delivering on its commitment to secure our future prosperity,” said the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for Science and Technology. “These projects will create jobs, improve the quality of life for Canadian families and strengthen the economy for future generations.”

“Investing in cutting-edge labs, equipment, and technology has transformed Canada’s research landscape over the past decade,” said Dr. Eliot Phillipson, President and CEO of the CFI. “The CFI keeps pace with this transformation to ensure Canadian research institutions and their researchers remain world class.”

The CFI’s Board of Directors approved a total investment of $45,454,854 following a rigorous merit review process. Of this:  

  • $38,234,190 was awarded under the Leaders Opportunity Fund;
  • the remaining $7,220,664 million was awarded under the Infrastructure Operating Fund, an accompanying program designed to contribute to the incremental operating and maintenance costs of infrastructure projects funded by the CFI. 
     

The CFI’s Leaders Opportunity Fund (LOF) is a program designed to reflect Canada’s fast-evolving research environment by giving Canadian universities the flexibility they need to both attract and retain the world’s finest researchers at a time of intense international competition for leading faculty. Examples for this LOF announcement include:

  • developing new technologies to produce clean fuels;
  • improving information and communications technologies;
  • identifying new initiatives for the responsible development of natural resources;
  • improving treatment for addiction and obesity.

 

For a list of CFI infrastructure contributions, click here.

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) is an independent corporation created by the Government of Canada to fund research infrastructure. The CFI's mandate is to strengthen the capacity of Canadian universities, colleges, research hospitals, and non-profit research institutions to carry out world-class research and technology development that benefits Canadians. Since its creation in 1997, the CFI has committed $4.4 billion in support of 5,800 projects at 129 research institutions in 64 municipalities across Canada.

 

For more information:

 

Yves Melanson

Coordinator, Media Relations

Canada Foundation for Innovation

Tel.: 613-996-3160

Cell.: 613-447-1723

yves.melanson [at] innovation.ca

Leaders Opportunity Fund / Fonds des leaders

REGIONAL BACKGROUNDERS / FICHE D’INFORMATION PAR RÉGION

 - Alberta
 - British Columbia / Colombie-Britannique
 - Manitoba
 - New Brunswick / Nouveau Brunswick
 - Newfoundland and Labrador / Terre-Neuve et Labrador
 - Nova Scotia / Nouvelle-Écosse
 - Ontario
 - Quebec / Québec
 - Saskatchewan

Institution / Établissement

Projects Approved / Projets appuyés

Acadia University

1

Brock University

1

Carleton University

5

Concordia University

2

Dalhousie University

5

École Polytechnique de Montréal

4

Lakehead University

1

Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne

3

McGill University

9

McMaster University

5

Memorial University of Newfoundland

11

Mount Allison University

2

Mount Saint Vincent University

2

Nova Scotia Agricultural College

2

Queen’s University

13

Saint Mary’s University

1

Simon Fraser University

5

Trent University

3

Université Laval

8

Université de Moncton

1

Université de Montréal

19

Université de Sherbrooke

4

Université du Québec – École de technologie supérieure

1

Université du Québec – Institut national de la recherche scientifique

2

Université du Québec à Montréal

1

Université du Québec à Rimouski

3

Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

2

University of Alberta

8

University of British Columbia (The)

31

University of Calgary

6

University of Guelph

10

University of Lethbridge

1

University of Manitoba

9

University of New Brunswick

3

University of Ontario Institute of Technology

3

University of Ottawa / Université d’Ottawa

13

University of Regina

1

University of Saskatchewan

8

University of Toronto

22

University of Victoria

6

University of Waterloo

6

University of Western Ontario (The)

5

University of Windsor

1

Wilfrid Laurier University

2

Total 44 Institutions / des 44 établissements                     

251

Canada Foundation for Innovation/
Fondation canadienne pour l’innovation
Leaders Opportunity Fund / Fonds des leaders

Project Title / Titre du projet

Maximum CFI Contribution / Contribution maximale de la FCI

Acadia University

Laboratory for Inorganic Photophysics and Biological Sciences $147,930
1 project / projet $147,930

Brock University

Infrastructure for the Synthesis and Study of New Molecule-Based Materials $25,542
1 project / projet $25,542

Carleton University

Advanced Laboratory for Heterogeneous Communication Networks $150,000
Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience: Language and Brain (CCN.LaB) $137,792
Micro-Cogeneration Research Facility $75,000
Positron Emission Object Tracking and Dynamic Dual-Energy X-Ray Imaging Research Facility for Image-Guided Radiation Therapy and Interventional Procedures $120,000
The Antecedents and Consequences of Gambling Pathology $141,167
5 projects / projets $623,959

Concordia University

A Single-Crystal X-Ray Diffractometer Facility for Molecular Structure Analysis 159 893 $
Laboratory for Sensory Research - John Molson School of Business 117 886 $
2 projects / projets 277 779 $

Dalhousie University

Dalhousie Auditory Electrophysiology Laboratory $124,875
Fabrication of Ultrasonic Micro-Arrays for Imaging the Ear and Auditory System $124,567
Infrastructure to Study the Neurobiology of Birdsong $121,262
Innovations in Microcirculatory Sepsis Research - Mechanisms of New Anti-Inflammatory Strategies in the Intestinal Microcirculation $150,000
Laboratory of Applied Multiphase Thermal Engineering $111,954
5 projects / projets $632,658


École Polytechnique de Montréal

Laboratoire de recherche sur le contrôle des écoulements transitoires (LARECET) 288 680 $
Laboratory for Control of Adaptive Optics Systems - LaCAOS 170 549 $
Optical and Molecular Imaging Infrastructure 124 448 $
Organic Electronic Materials Engineering 128 791 $
4 projets / projects 712 468 $

Lakehead University

Fire Resistance Testing Laboratory $189,830
1 project / projet $189,830

Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne

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Field Assessment of Boreal Shield Sediment Budgets and Landscape Change $59,709
Laboratoire de recherche en santé cognitive $170,772
The Use of Atomic Force Microscopy and Scanning Tunneling Microscopy in the Development of Sensors that Incorporate Gold Nanoparticle Assemblies $87,058
3 projects / projets $317,539

McGill University

A Novel Approach for Assessment of Vascular Disease Using Biomedical Technology 32 000 $
Integrative Neuroimaging Laboratory for Translational Molecular Research in Dementia 125 905 $
Investigation of Cancer Genes Using Drosophila Melanogaster 160 455 $
Laboratory for Monitoring and Control of Pilot-Scale Microbial Ecosystems 77 278 $
Mechanisms of Muscle Wasting in Clinical Cancer Cachexia:  New Experimental Approaches and Models for Testing Anti-Cachexia Therapies 140 000 $
Neuroscience Tools to Understand and Treat Amblyopia 100 000 $
Ototoxicity Research and Middle Ear Mechanics 140 000 $
Signal Transduction Mechanisms in Inflammatory Lung Diseases 140 000 $
Single-Molecule Investigations of the Microtubule Cytoskeleton 240 000 $
9 projets / projects 1 155 638 $

McMaster University

Creation of a Transdisciplinary Laboratory for Neurocognitive Studies of Language Function, Dysfunction, and Acquisition $252,607
Extreme Dynamic Load Simulator $110,000
Infrastructure to Support Watershed Ecohydrology Research: Ecosystem Impacts and Restoration $153,029
Pathobiology of Infectious Disease: Infrastructure for Microbial Biochemistry and in Vivo Imaging $374,759
Thick Specimen Confocal Microscope for Environmental and Health Research $179,639
5 projects / projets $1,070,034

Memorial University of Newfoundland

A High-Performance Live Cell Imaging Setup to Understand the Development of Lethal Arrhythmias Associated With Heart Attacks $100 000
Advanced Wireless Communication Research Lab (AWCRL) $200,000
Animal Memory and Cognition Lab $58,916
Computer-Aided Design Laboratory for Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI Systems $91,756
Development of a Pharmaceutical Analysis Laboratory for Pharmacokinetic Studies $100,000
Equipment to Support Cold Ocean Benthic Ecological Research $99,836
Fish Ecology Research Laboratory $81,488
Laboratory for Organometallic Synthesis and Catalysis $100,000
Research Laboratory of Plant Metabolism $98,458
The Role of Cell Survival Genes in Promoting Neural Regeneration $100,000
Viral and Cellular Determinants of Hepatitis C Virus Assembly $96,154
11 projects / projets $1,126,608

Mount Allison University

Base and Satellite Laboratory Infrastructure for the Determination of Mechanisms Underlying Geographic Range Size in Plants $108,461
Free Radical and Photochemistry in Supercritical Fluids $68,074
2 projects / projets $176,535

Mount Saint Vincent University

Laboratory for Studies in Language and Reading Acquisition $29,963
Local Contributions to Perturbation-Induced Change in Biological Molecules $101,024
2 projects / projets $130,987

Nova Scotia Agricultural College

Development of a Multipurpose Fluidized Bed Research Facility (MFBRF) for Biomass Conversion $50,000
Precision Agriculture Technologies to Increase Farm Profitability and Reduce Environmental Impacts $50,090
2 projects / projets $100,090

Queen's University

Dynamics of Sensorimotor Computations for Perception and Action: Modeling and Experiments $200,000
Elastomeric Polymers for Tissue Engineering: Building Biomimetic Scaffolds $125,000
Enhanced Disease Surveillance for the Rapid Detection and Mitigation of Gastrointestinal Illness Outbreaks Caused By Drinking Water System Contamination $150,000
Infrastructure for the Search of Quantum Entanglement in Electrochemical Processes Involving Hydrogen $199,390
Laboratory and Field Equipment to Study Eco-Evolutionary Feedbacks in Coupled Ecological Systems $131,200
Neurocognition and Functional Disability in Schizophrenia: Assessment and Intervention $74,500
New Process Development for Complex Copper and Nickel Ores and Concentrates $100,000
Origins of Biodiversity $120,000
Percutaneous Oncology Intervention Laboratory $400,000
Probiotics and Gastrointestinal Diseases $180,000
Tissue Engineering with Adipose-Derived Stem Cells $100,000
Translating New Anti-Cancer Treatments into Population Benefit: A Provincial Chemotherapy and Outcomes Database $78,624
Ultra-High Efficiency InGaN Solar Photovoltaic Cells $200,000
13 projects / projets $2,058,714

Saint Mary’s University

Preparation and Derivatization of Group 15-Based Small Molecules Using Transition Metal Complexes $141,321
1 project / projet $141,321

Simon Fraser University

Fluorescence-Based Approaches to Studying Cardiac Ion Channel Function in Health and Cardiovascular Disease $150,000
Molecular Virology Laboratory $75,000
Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory $75,000
Specialized Infrastructure for a New Pharmacogenomics, Bioinformatics and Drug Discovery Laboratory $280,000
The Simon Fraser University Clover-Type Germanium Detector for Use at the Focal Plane of EMMA at TRIUMF-ISAC II $125,000
5 projects / projets $705,000

Trent University

A Cognitive Science Laboratory for Studying Reading as an Embodied Process $58,036
Equipment for the High-Throughput Analysis of the Evolution of Range Limits $46,474
Hydrogeochemical Laboratory for Model Input Parameters (MIPS Laboratory) $86,000
3 projects / projets $190,510

Université Laval

Frequency Comb Interferometry Laboratory 203 025 $
Investigations of the Role of Stress Granules in the Development of Stress-Related Human Diseases 145 719 $
Molecular Biology System for Gene Expression Measurements 165 034 $
Molecular Mechanisms of Cardiovascular Diseases in Chronic Renal Failure: Probing Molecular Interactions in the Vessel Wall 270 000 $
New Equipments for the Investigation of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Diseases in Animal Models of Obesity and Diabetes 207 239 $
Équipements additionnels pour études multidisciplinaires des extractibles du bois 79 356 $
Établissement d'un laboratoire d'écologie des insectes pollinisateurs et agents de lutte biologique 125 298 $
Établissement d'un laboratoire d'étude de la polarité épithéliale exploitant divers modèles expérimentaux 149 707 $
8 projets / projects 1 345 378 $

Université de Moncton

Spectromètre RMN pour une meilleure valorisation des produits naturels: de l'isolation à la synthèse à diversité orientée 181 150 $
1 projet / project 181 150 $

Université de Montréal

Functional and Structural Analysis of Multi-Protein Complexes 389 411 $
Functional Imaging of Trigeminal Circuits Involved in Rhythmogenesis and in Orofacial Chronic Muscle Pain 207 227 $
Infrastructure pour astérosismologie: rehaussement du détecteur et de la grappe d'ordinateurs d'analyse 99 923 $
Innovation en informatique juridique : renforcer l'infrastructure TI du LexUM 199 197 $
Laboratoire de réadaptation des activités continues liées à la mobilité 275 946 $
Laboratory for Scientific Simulation and Visualisation 138 336 $
Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms Leading to T Cell Activation, Differentiation and Tolerance 174 579 $
Molecular Mechanisms of Motor Network Development and Disease 117 380 $
Neural Substrates of Food Reward and Obesity: Launching a Neuroendocrinology Laboratory to Link the Molecules to Behavior 80 476 $
Neuroimmunology: Elucidation of Detrimental Interactions Between the Central Nervous System and the Immune System 100 058 $
Neurophysiological and Computational Studies of Spatial Self-Motion Estimation and Motor Planning 176 192 $
Preparation and Characterization Laboratory for Studying Novel Materials for Spintronics 398 227 $
RNA Engineering Laboratory 320 173 $
Study the Role of Synapse-Glia Interactions with Confocal Microscopy 213 175 $
Towards a Better Understanding of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-Host Cell Interactions: Targeting Virus Production, Transmission and Cytopathogenicity 241 281 $
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Laboratory for the Study of Fronto-Striatal Function in Healthy Individuals and Parkinson's Disease 99 775 $
Ultrasound Platforms to Support Developments of Diagnostic Methods for Vascular Applications 396 484 $
Whole-Genome Population Genetic Analyses for Fundamental and Medical Genomics Research 116 909 $
Établissement d'un laboratoire de pointe spécialisé dans l'étude in vivo et in vitro de la circulation cérébrale et de la communication neuro-astrocyto-vasculaire 167 974 $
19 projets / projects 3 912 723 $

Université de Sherbrooke

Electrophysiological and Psychophysical Measurements of Endogenous Pain Mechanisms in Healthy Subjects and Chronic Pain Patients 158 539 $
Infrastructure for Advanced Cellular and Molecular Immunology Research to Investigate The Role of GIMAP5 Protein in Protecting T Lymphocytes from Death 124 508 $
Mechanisms of Apoptotic Caspases Activation 127 781 $
Établissement d'un laboratoire d'endocrinologie moléculaire 81 604 $
4 projets / projects 492 432 $

Université du Québec – Institut national de la recherche scientifique

Laboratoire d'interprétation et d'acquisition de mesures géophysiques environnementales 228 339 $
Mise sur pied d'un laboratoire d'électrotechnologies environnementales et de procédés oxydatifs 240 399 $
2 projets / projects 468 738 $

Université du Québec – École de technologie supérieure

Aircraft Research Simulator for Flight Dynamics Research 185 463 $
1 projet / project 185 463 $

Université du Québec à Montréal

Laboratoire d'analyse historique des régulations sociales (LAHRS) 267 730 $
1 projet / project 267 730 $

Université du Québec à Rimouski

Infrastructure to Study Plankton Biodiversity, Trophodynamics and Spatial Patterns 40 894 $
Instruments océanographiques pour l'étude de la dynamique sédimentaire littorale 62 894 $
Satellite Technology to Study Arctic Predators Facing Climate Change 100 000 $
3 projets / projects 203 788 $

Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

L'unité de génomique et de génotypage de la Mauricie 135 532 $
Laboratoires de recherche sur les technologies de soutien à l'autodétermination (TSA) 202 725 $
2 projets / projects 338 257 $

University of Alberta

A Transgenic Zebrafish Facility to Study Prion Proteins, Neurodegenerative Disease and Photoreceptor Regeneration $82,513
Airborne Electromagnetic Sea Ice Thickness Sensor $100,000
Comprehensive Multidimensional Gas Chromatography - Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry Facility for Advanced Research in Gas-Phase Separation Science $120,000
Development of a Cell Biotechnology Suite to Evaluate Functional Feeds and Their Impact on Animal Immunity and Health $168,214
Development of a Comprehensive Platform for the Value-Added Utilization of Poultry Products $120,000
Integrating Development, Genetics, and Phylogenetics to Understand Mechanisms Underlying Diversity in Important Fruit and Floral Traits of Plants $120,734
New Imaging Technologies to Study Immune Receptors at the Single Molecule Level $275,753
Quantitative Photoacoustic Imaging Technology Development $135,000
8 projects / projets $1,122,214

University of British Columbia (The)

A New Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Translational Research in Pain Control and Anesthesiology $160,221
A Spectroscopy System for Measuring Isotopic Carbon-Dioxide Fluxes in the Urban Atmosphere $76,009
Air Pollution Exposure Laboratory for Research in Cardiopulmonary Disease $210,065
Biophotonics Laboratory for Developing Optical Imaging Systems for Biomedical Applications $125 000
Center for 3D Characterization of Micro/nano-Scale Dynamics $161,767
Clean Fuels by Novel Thermochemical Processing of Biomass $80,953
Computing Laboratory for High Throughput Statistical Genomics $25,000
Facility for Research on Disorders of Appetitive Motivation $177,245
Facility for the Study of East African Savannas (FSEAS): Human Disturbance, Landscape Change, and Wildlife Conservation in Rangeland Ecosystems $125,000
Flexible Computing Platform for Low-Level Experimentation in Computer Systems $95,000
Global Change Assessment Laboratory (GCAL) $130,000
Helium Liquefier System $158,924
Hypoxia, Metabolic Exercise and Environmental Research Room $66,579
Improving the Welfare of Dairy Cattle: Monitoring Behaviour Using Digital Video $31,945
Instrumentation for Vadose Zone Gas Analyses $31,068
Investigating Impulsivity and Cognitive Function in Rats Through the Novel Integration of Neural, Neurochemical and Molecular Techniques $125,000
Laboratory for Wood Cell Wall Characterization $65,053
Learning Sciences and Technologies Research Lab $79,957
Lightweight Manipulator for Human-Robot Interaction $71,847
Mountain Channel Hydraulic Experimental Laboratory $250,000
Numerical Weather Prediction Using Evolutionary Computation $31,386
Optical Switching Technologies for Photonic Processing and Communications $267,086
Optical, Rheological and Computing Equipment for Studying Selective Withdrawal of Polymeric Liquids $16,000
Plant Growth Chambers for Research on Plant-Microbe Interactions $62,120
Production and Study of Ultra-Cold Polar Molecules from Laser-Cooled Atoms $70,361
Social Disparities in Neurobiological and Epigenetic Vulnerability Among British Columbia Children $141,692
The Advanced Actuator Research Lab: A Facility to Design High Performance Mechatronic Drives $126,634
The ECALab - Environmental Chlorine Assessment Laboratory: Studying the Natural Chlorine Cycle, Relation to Other Biogeochemical Cycles, Ecological Role, Environmental and Eco-Toxicological Impact $196,000
The Laboratory of Sodium Channel Biology $125,000
The Signals Laboratory at University of British Columbia Okanagan $56,196
The Facility for Translational Neuropharmacology: Bridging the Gap Between Clinical and Basic Research $113,698
31 projects / projets $3,452,806

University of Calgary

A Microbiological Culture and Biochemistry Laboratory for Carbohydrate Research $350,984
Functional Genomics Laboratory for Deciphering Gene-Regulatory and Genetic-Interaction Networks $474,745
Laboratory for Computational Structural Biology: Theoretical Gateway to Molecular Origins of Selective Ligand Binding to Membrane Proteins $194,352
Laboratory for Passive Seismic Imaging of Earth Processes $323,236
Obesity Research Laboratory $456,278
Scientific Computing Infrastructure for CO2 Injection Enhanced Oil Recovery $388,752
6 projects / projets $2,188,347

University of Guelph

A Novel Approach to the Determination of Anesthetic Efficacy in Animals $72,356
High-Performance Computing Facility for Studies of the Dynamics of Self-Assembling Block Copolymers $120,376
Hormonal Signaling in Marine Ecosystems $125,000
Infrastructure for Studies of Grasslands, Species Loss, and Global Environmental Change $98,091
Infrastructure for the Study of the Neural Bases of Memory in Rodents $315 922
Infrastructure to Support Lipidomics Research $126,318
Laboratory and Field Equipment for Investigations of Organic Chemical Contamination in Fractured Rock Beneath Industrial Sites $188,200
Laboratory for Integrated Study of Vascular Cell Biology $123,911
Pervasive and Wireless Networking Research Laboratory $101,804
Remote Tracking Laboratory for Migratory Animals $120,464
10 projects / projets $1,392,442

University of Lethbridge

Women and Exercise: Infrastructure for Understanding a Complex Integrative Physiology $34,037
1 project / projet $34,037

University of Manitoba

A Fermentation Facility for the Biosynthesis of Natural Products $159,393
Dynamic Molecular Imaging Laboratory $399,197
Effects of Habitat Management at Multiple Scales on Prairie Birds and their Ecosystems $104,900
Indigenous Governance and Community Based Research Space (Mamawipawin) $188,955
MAN-TILL: A Manitoba TILLING Cereal Reverse Genetics Laboratory $152,320
Neurobiology of Obesity Laboratory $159 837
Nonlinear Laser Microscope for Label-Free Multi-Dimensional Cellular Imaging and Ultrafast Micro-Spectroscopy $159,639
Sea-ice Environmental Research Facility (SERF) $389,250
Small and Wide-Angle X-Ray Scattering System for Liquid Crystal Nanocomposite Research $377,805
9 projects / projets $2,091,296

University of New Brunswick

Construction of an Organic Synthesis Laboratory for the Creation of Responsive Materials and Solar Cell Components $83,216
Investigating High-Speed Impact Phenomena Using Light-Gas Accelerator and Ultrafast Camera Technologies $398,260
The Integration of Robotic Vehicles and an Intelligent Infrastructure $18,307
3 projects / projets $499,783

University of Ontario Institute of Technology

A Reconfigurable Motion Base Vehicle Simulator $73,000
Bacterial Membrane Transport Laboratory $30,001
Materials Science Characterization Laboratory $32,000
3 projects / projets $135,001

University of Ottawa / Université d’Ottawa

Aboriginal Health: Metabolic and Behavioral Field Research Unit $75,001
Acquisition d'instruments de suivi de l'évolution de la glace en lac et en rivière $50,061
Advanced Coatings and Bulk Materials for the Canadian Aerospace and Energy Industries $180,000
Combined Cell Biology and Proteomics Strategy for Analysing the Regulation of Protein Phosphatase 1 (PP1) in Mammalian Cells $210,700
Creation of a Translational Spinal Cord Repair Laboratory $60,000
High-Pressure High-Temperature Gas-Solid Fluidization Laboratory $66,975
Laboratoire Éducation Musicale, Lecture et Écriture (LabÉMLÉ) $92,500
Laboratory for Natural Product Biotechnology $130,348
Molecular Genetics and Cardiac Regeneration Laboratory $388,634
Perinatal Health Research: Effectiveness and Efficiency of Health Care Services in Ontario and Beyond $58,121
Plant-Pollinator Interactions and Angiosperm Evolution Laboratory $64,292
Practical Approaches for Extending the Mechanics of Unsaturated Soils into Engineering Practice $65,000
The Transcriptional Control of Skeletal Muscle Differentiation and Regeneration:  a Role for C/EBPbeta $58,120
13 projects / projets $1,499,752

University of Regina

Measurements of the Heat of Reactions of CO2 in New Promising Chemical Solvents $83,792
1 project / projet $83,792

University of Saskatchewan

Advanced Imaging and Electrophysiological Systems for Studying Synaptic Efficacy in the Brain $163,122
Computing & Media Studies Research Lab at the University of Saskatchewan $40,610
Educational Research for Nursing and Professional Healthcare Students $136,800
Hepatitis C Virus Tissue Culture and Analysis Equipment $54,936
Hierarchical Imaging Analysis of Bone Aging and Osteoporosis $120,000
Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory for Sensing User Context and Adapting User Interfaces $60,000
Microbial Genotyping and Comparative Genomics System $25,842
Spectral Imaging and Sensor Development for Agriculture and Environmental Remote Sensing Research $60,000
8 projects / projets $661,310

University of Toronto

5th Generation Electron Beam Line: "Molecular Movie Studio" $120,000
A Two-Photon Microscope for Quantitative Live Cell Imaging and Integration with Microfluidic Platforms $334,999
Aegean Material Culture Laboratory $92,234
Biobehavioural Addictions and Concurrent Disorders Research Laboratory (BACDRL) at CAMH $98,596
Carbon-11 Synthesis Module $101,366
Cellular Microbiology Facility for Research into the Interaction of Dendritic Cells with Commensal and Pathogenic Flora $186,121
Centre for the Systematic Mapping of Genetic Interactions in C. Elegans and Drosophila $394,796
Digital High-Speed Optical Imaging System - Towards a Better Understanding of Earthquakes and Dynamic Fractures $150,000
Earthome Laboratory (ELab) Project $165,000
Expanding Yeast Genome-Wide Chemogenomic Screens to Human Cells $148,000
Experimental Facilities for Research on Active Flow Control of Transitional and Turbulent Flows $149,833
Facility for the Chemical Biology of Organelle-Specific Drugs $200,000
High-Throughput Screening Resource for the Isolation of Phage-Displayed Antibodies and Peptide Ligands $298,240
Histone-Like Proteins and the Control of Bacterial Virulence Gene Expression $131,929
Imaging Equipment to Monitor Protein Dynamics in Cell Polarity and Signal Transduction $379,330
Infrastructure for Experimental Research on Passive Flow Control for Reduction of Bluff-Body Drag and Suppression of Vortex-Induced Vibration $150,000
Laboratory for Plant Evolutionary Genomics $254,000
Optical Spectroscopy: Unique Tools Providing Key Insights and Novel Devices $340,000
Proteomic Tools for the Analysis of Chaperone Interaction Networks $139,260
Systems Biology Facility for Metabolomics of Plant Hormone Metabolisms $330,000
The Role of Bacterial Programmed Cell Death in Biofilm Infections $106,847
Trace Metal and Metal Isotope Biogeochemistry Laboratory $440,000
22 projects / projets $4,710,551

University of Victoria

Functional Genomics of Plant Natural Products Laboratory $150,000
Laboratory for Advanced Multi-Scale Manufacturing (LAMM) $120,000
Laboratory for Spin Transport and Dynamics in Molecules and Nanostructures $259,262
Laboratory for the Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Novel Modulators of Protein-Protein Interactions $150,000
Neuroscience Laboratory to Examine Nicotinic Neurotransmission $150,002
Sustainable Systems Design Laboratory $105,000
6 projects / projets $934,264

University of Waterloo

Center for Small Scale and Thin Film Mechanical Behaviors $92,000
Geomodeling Glaciated Terrains $100,000
Infrastructure to Study Skeletal Muscle Apoptosis and Adaptation during Exercise and Disease $164,400
Subsurface Imaging for Improved Contaminant Transport Predictions $100,000
Virus Containment Suite for the Study of Vector and Vaccine Production in Animal Cells $78,000
Vision Physiology and Cell Biology Laboratory $125,000
6 projects / projets $659,400

University of Western Ontario (The)

A Laboratory for Investigating the Role of Fetal Programming in Metabolic Syndrome $288,000
Centre for the Study of Biomaterials and Tissue Regeneration $162,718
Nanobeam Materials Analyser for Probing Planetary Evolution and Resources (NanoMAPPER); an Innovation in Planetary Materials Science $310,051
Translational Cytogenomic Infrastructure for  Detection and Characterization of Chromosomal Abnormalities $212,039
Translational Imaging Centre for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research (TRICORE) $359,419
5 projects / projets $1,332,227

University of Windsor

Investigation of Behavior of Wrinkled Pipes and Ship Hulls under Static and Cyclic Loads $49,647
1 project / projet $49,647

Wilfrid Laurier University

Environmental Scanning Electron Microscopy Infrastructure for Integrative Research in Plant Biodiversity, Evolution, and Biogeography 77 521 $
Multi-User Confocal Microscope for Gene Expression Analysis 130 999 $
2 projects / projets 208 520 $