Canada takes a bold step by investing $779 million in research infrastructure

January 30, 2002

Vancouver, January 30, 2002… Allan Rock, Minister of Industry, joined Dr. David W. Strangway, President and CEO of the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), today to announce an investment of $779 million to support projects at 69 Canadian universities, colleges, hospitals, and not-for-profit research institutions.

“The CFI is a key element of the Government of Canada’s strategy to place our country among the most innovative nations in the world by 2010,” said Industry Minister Rock. “These projects were selected following a highly competitive and independent process, and will play a significant role in enhancing the well-being of citizens as well as Canada’s reputation as an excellent place in which to invest and live.”

The investment was allocated in the following manner:

  • $588 million for 208 projects at 65 institutions under the Innovation Fund;
  • $11 million for 72 projects at 31 institutions to support new researchers under the New Opportunities Fund;
  • $180 million under the Infrastructure Operating Fund to contribute to the incremental operating and maintenance costs associated with the new infrastructure projects.

"This investment represents an historical milestone in supporting the highest levels of research excellence, and in moving Canada's innovation agenda forward," said Dr. Strangway. "Such an investment will provide the extraordinary means to the research institutions and their researchers to become world-class leaders in the global knowledge-based economy".

Today’s announcement brings the total CFI investment in research infrastructure at Canadian universities and research institutions since August 1998 to over $1.55 billion. When coupled with contributions from other funding partners, the resulting total is close to $3.9 billion in capital investment to help strengthen the research environment in Canadian institutions.

The projects announced today were approved by the CFI Board of Directors, on the recommendation of multidisciplinary assessment committees made up of world-class experts from a wide range of fields and disciplines. To receive funding, applicants had to demonstrate the excellence and innovative nature of their projects and how they will benefit Canada.

The selected projects will support research in the areas of health, engineering, science, the environment, as well as the social sciences and humanities. Thousands of researchers in every province will have access to the new state-of-the-art research facilities.

Examples of projects can be found in the backgrounder (PDF format).

A complete list of approved projects is available here.

The CFI is an independent, not-for-profit corporation established by the Government of Canada in 1997 to address an urgent need of Canada’s research community: new, state-of-the-art research infrastructure. The Foundation covers 40% of the eligible costs of projects, with the remaining 60% coming from the research institutions and their funding partners from the public, private, and voluntary sectors.

The CFI has been entrusted with a capital investment budget of $3.15 billion.

For more information, please contact:

Martin-Denis Morais
Canada Foundation for Innovation
Tel.: (613) 996-4403
Fax: (613) 996-3148
martin-denis.morais [at]

Innovation Fund / 
Fonds d'innovation

Institution/Organization Projects Approved /
Projets appuyés
Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology 1
Athabasca University 1
Brock University 1
Carleton University 3
Collège Shawinigan 1
Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick - Bathurst 1
Concordia University 1
CÉGEP de Chicoutimi 1
CÉGEP de Rimouski 1
CÉGEP de Saint Hyacinthe 1
CÉGEP de Trois-Rivières 1
Dalhousie University 1
Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal 4
Forintek Canada Corp. 1
Institut Tech Agro-Alim de St-Hyacinthe 1
Malaspina University-College 1
McGill University 9
McMaster University 7
Memorial University of Newfoundland 4
Mount Sinai Hospital 1
Nova Scotia Agricultural College 1
Nova Scotia Community College 1
Olds College 1
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics 1
Queen's University 7
Red River College of Applied Arts, Science and Technology 1
Ryerson Polytechnic University 1
Saskatchewan Indian Federated College 1
Selkirk College 1
Sheridan College 1
Simon Fraser University 3
Sir Sandford Fleming College 1
St. Michael's Hospital 1
Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre 2
TRLabs 1
The Hospital for Sick Children 2
The John P. Robarts Research Institute 3
Trent University 1
University Health Network 1
University of Alberta 19
University of British Columbia 16
University of Calgary 11
University of Guelph 3
University of Lethbridge 2
University of Manitoba 5
University of New Brunswick 2
University of Ottawa 7
University of Prince Edward Island 3
University of Regina 2
University of Saskatchewan 5
University of Toronto 9
University of Victoria 5
University of Waterloo 7
University of Western Ontario 7
University of Windsor 1
Université Laval 14
Université de Montréal 7
Université de Sherbrooke 1
Université du QC Institut national de la rech. scientifique 2
Université du QC École de technologie supérieure 1
Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue 1
Université du Québec à Hull 1
Université du Québec à Montréal 1
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières 2
Wilfrid Laurier University 1
TOTAL: 208

New Opportunities Fund / 
Fonds de relève

Institution/Organization Projects Approved /
Projets appuyés
Brock University 1
Carleton University 1
Concordia University 1
Dalhousie University 3
McGill University 6
McMaster University 3
Okanagan University College 1
Queen's University 2
Ryerson Polytechnic University 2
Saint Mary's University 1
University of Alberta 3
University of Calgary 3
University of Guelph 3
University of Lethbridge 2
University of Manitoba 5
University of New Brunswick 2
University of Northern British Columbia 1
University of Ottawa 3
University of Regina 1
University of Saskatchewan 6
University of Toronto 3
University of Waterloo 1
University of Western Ontario 2
University of Windsor 1
Université Laval 4
Université de Montréal 1
Université du QC École de technologie supérieure 2
Université du Québec à Montréal 1
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières 1
Wilfrid Laurier University 3
York University 3

Innovation Fund / Fonds d’innovation

  Institution / Établissement   Project title / Titre du projet   Maximum CFI Contribution / Contribution maximale de la FCI
Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology Algonquin College Advanced Digital Cinema Research Centre $781,244
Athabasca University Athabasca University Geophysical Observatory (AUGO) $90,700
Brock University Infrastructure for the Fluorescence Analysis Laboratory $215,132
Carleton University Full-scale Fire Research Facility for Residential and Commercial Buildings and Transportation Facilities $3,959,524
Human Computer Interaction (HCI) Institute $1,889,373
Geomatics and Landscape Ecology Facility for Research in Support of Species Conservation $750,739
Cégep de Chicoutimi Laboratoire d'expérimentation, de développement et d'évaluation de produits alimentaires $152,119
Cégep de Rimouski Consolidation de l'infrastructure du Service de recherche et d'expertise en transformation des produits forestiers (SEREX) $204,000
Cégep de Saint-Hyacinthe Durabilité des matériaux géosynthétiques de protection de l'environnement et des individus $169,320
Cégep de Trois-Rivières Centre de recherche sur la mise en forme à chaud de pièces à haute intégrité structurelle en magnésium $750,000
Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick – Bathurst Laboratoire de recherche sur l'interactivité éducative en éducation à distance $187,338
Collège Shawinigan Laboratoire des biotechnologies et de l'environnement $200,000
Concordia University Converging Digital Content: Interdisciplinary Research in Emerging Cinema and Interactive Media Arts $8,785,456
Dalhousie University Advanced Internetworking Laboratory $1,833,948
École Polytechnique de Montréal Control and optimisation of electric transmission and distribution systems (Commande et optimisation des réseaux de transport et de distribution d'énergie électrique) $1,584,335
Un laboratoire de recherche sur le comportement structural des grands ouvrages de génie civil $6,742,000
Laboratoire de mise en forme des matériaux polymères multiphases à haute performance $3,661,703
Laboratoire d'imagerie médicale par élastographie, tomographie d'impédance électrique et tomographie optique $1,480,000
Forintek Canada Corp. Innovative, high-speed, full-size laser scanning and data-acquisition system for optimization of processing of sawmill products $96,000
Institut de technologie agroalimentaire de Saint-Hyacinthe Plate-forme intégrée de recherche appliquée pour la valorisation des sous-produits bio-alimentaires pour des applications alimentaires ou industrielles $879,597
Malaspina University-College The Centre for Shellfish Research: Phase III of The Institute for Coastal Studies $1,475,744
McGill University The McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre Life Sciences Complex (LSC);Complexe des Sciences de la vie de l'Université McGill et du Centre Universitaire de santé McGill $21,346,098
Montreal Integrated Genomics Group for Research on Infectious Pathogens – (MIGGRIP) Groupe montréalais de recherche sur la génomique intégrée des pathogènes infectieux $4,800,000
Quebec/Eastern Canada High Field NMR Centre $2,200,000
Expansion of genomics and proteomics infrastructure in Québec $12,800,000
LE3: The Laboratory for Experimental Ecology and Evolution $1,474,909
Infrastructure Support for Basic Research in Radiation Oncology $284,817
Novel Metal Delivery and Cooling Systems for Strip Casting of Advanced Materials $734,000
Neural Microimaging Unit $516,170
Développement d'infrastructures pour promouvoir la recherche clinique au Québec: Réseau de recherche clinique - Plate-forme de gestion des études cliniques et d'enseignement $2,896,695
McMaster University Lead monitoring in children and sensitive populations: Determining long-term levels within the human body $155,767
Micro-Manufacturing Laboratory $1,493,867
Text Analysis Portal for Research (TAPoR) $2,629,223
Advanced Steel Production Laboratory $1,017,928
Fuel Cell Test Centre - with capability for performance testing of solid oxide fuel cells up to 900 degrees C $71,273
Fisheries Archaeology Research Centre $70,479
Optimizing Human Development: Experiential Influences on Brain/Behaviour Maturation $2,254,320
Memorial University of Newfoundland Real Time Ocean Observatory at Bonne Bay Marine Research Center $1,797,000
Structural and Material Testing for Offshore Applications $400,000
Facility for modelling, simulation, and visualization for petroleum geoscience and engineering $1,542,110
Fishery By-Products Research Centre: Infrastructure for the identification, recovery, and commercial development of marine biomolecules from fisheries and aquaculture wastes $890,800
Mount Sinai Hospital Toronto Centre for Comparative Models of Human Disease $21,556,700
Nova Scotia Agricultural College The Atlantic Canadian Centre for Poultry Research $2,103,909
Nova Scotia Community College Applied Geomatics Research Network for Maritime Sustainable Development $475,000
Olds College Micro-processing facility for applied research in agri-food products. R&D facility for applied agriculture, biotechnology, nutraceutical, and functional food industries, training for College students. $1,001,954
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Creation of a world-class research institute dedicated to pursuing the most fundamental questions in theoretical physics $5,624,892
Queen's University Accelerating New Drug Discovery through Design, Synthesis, and Activity Evaluation $3,727,900
Power Electronics Laboratory for Designing Integrated Architectures for Computers and Telecommunications Systems $1,177,080
Facility for Manufacturing of Advanced Structural and Electronic Ceramics $3,862,024
National Microelectronics and Photonics Testing Collaboratory $9,310,238
Isotope Research Facility at Queen's University $1,271,832
Advanced Polymeric Materials and Processes $827,855
An integrated rehabilitation science laboratory for the evaluation, enhancement and restoration of human mobility and function $307,207
Red River College of Applied Arts, Science and Technology CARSI - Centre for Applied Research in Sustainable Infrastructure $550,788
Ryerson Polytechnic University Facility for Fundamental Biophysics Research and Development of Minimally Invasive Thermal Therapies $210,869
Saskatchewan Indian Federated College Provide infrastructure for academic research facility for Aboriginal environmental, health research, and teaching laboratories $351,924
Selkirk College SGRC: a multi-disciplinary centre facilitating unique innovative research, technology application, training, and collaborative investigative opportunities $471,756
Sheridan College Collaborative Innovation & Knowledge Transformation: Building efficient online research environments for multidisciplinary teams, enabled by broadband networks $285,200
Simon Fraser University Interdisciplinary Research in the Mathematical and Computational Sciences (IRMACS) $3,879,481
Computational Fuel Cell Dynamics $828,163
A Superconducting QUantum Interference Device (SQUID) Magnetometer for the Study of Magnetic Materials $278,346
St. Michael’s Hospital CCURE: Critical Care Unit for Research Excellence $1,835,488
Sir Sandford Fleming College Centre for Alternative Wastewater Treatment $670,754
Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre Imaging Research Centre for Cardiac Intervention $6,109,294
The Toronto Angiogenesis Research Centre $4,652,062
The Hospital for Sick Children Canadian Centre for Applied Cancer Genetics $688,000
Signaling and Degradation Network of Toronto, SIDNET $2,074,168
The John P. Robarts Research Institute Surgery and Therapy Simulation Facility (STSF) $1,957,908
Xenotransplantation using genetically modified donors $1,136,347
Stem-cell Transplantation and Regenerative Therapy $2,003,504
Trent University Mass Spectrometric and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Analysis of Environmental Contaminants $725,250
TRLabs Network of the Future – Core Architecture and Enabling Technology $3,727,387
Université de Montréal Réseau Québécois de calcul de haute performance (RQCHP) – Infrastructure de calcul numérique de haut niveau en sciences et en génie $10,543,212
Cloning and transgenesis in domestic animals, proteomic, and functional genomics of gestational success $489,870
Integrated Laboratories for Nano-pharmaceutical and Soft Materials Research $3,956,007
Banque de cellules leucémiques du Québec et analyse de caryotypes murins $307,863
Regroupement Neuroimagerie/Québec (RNQ) – Modélisation, fusion et application de la neuroimagerie fonctionnelle aux neurosciences chez l'adulte âgé, chez l'enfant de même que chez l'animal $3,800,000
Réseau québécois d'études multicentriques en cardiologie $1,287,974
Création d’un Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire sur les technologies émergentes $589,680
Université de Sherbrooke Chimie inorganique combinatoire par plasma appliquée à la découverte de nouveaux matériaux nanométriques $1,921,964
Université du Québec – École de technologie supérieure Consortium de recherche en fabrication industrielle à haute performance $2,979,338
Université du Québec - Institut national de la recherche scientifique   Laboratoires de Micro- et de Nanofabrication (LMN) $5,878,168
National Primate Centre for Vaccine and Drug Development $8,979,825
Université du Québec à Hull Mise en place d'un laboratoire de cyberpsychologie $106,775
Université du Québec à Montréal Laboratoire de Micromanipulations, de Microanalyses et de Cryo-observation (LAMIC) $616,295
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières Bateau-laboratoire à faible tirant d'eau dédié à l'étude de la portion eau douce du Fleuve Saint-Laurent $1,369,000
Modernisation de l'infrastructure réseautique pour la recherche à l'UQTR $628,483
Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue Infrastructures visant l’intégration multi-institutionnelle et pluridisciplinaire de recherche en aménagement forestier durable dans la Forêt d’enseignement et de recherche du Lac Duparquet (FERLD) $413,270
Université Laval Regroupement multidisciplinaire sur les technologies et pratiques agro-environnementales $4,510,662
Centre de recherche en optique-photonique $16,645,114
Infrastructure pour le développement de produits du bois à valeur ajoutée basé sur une sylviculture durable $3,200,000
Atlantis Mobile Laboratory: A research and monitoring tool to assess environmental and human-health impacts of environmental change in coastal regions $1,012,358
Infrastructure for Research at the Interface between Optics, Polymers, and Surface Science $1,007,918
Infrastructure de recherches en archéométrie $454,000
Laboratoire d'étude de la durée de vie des infrastructures $2,477,786
Laboratoire des nouvelles technologies de l’image, du son et de la scène: langages et perceptions engendrés par les nouvelles relations entre l’espace scénique et l’espace technologique $800,000
Centre de génomique fonctionnelle et humaine $12,000,000
Microscopes électroniques à transmission et à balayage pour l'unité d'imagerie cellulaire et moléculaire de l'Université Laval $397,875
Centre multidisciplinaire de développement du génie tissulaire $5,310,802
Etudes expérimentales en hydrodynamique et aérodynamique à l'Université Laval $141,200
Infrastructure multidisciplinaire de recherche sur l'obésité $1,546,873
Centre de recherche en Infectiologie de l'Université Laval et du CHUQ $4,000,000
University Health Network Centre for Global eHealth Innovation $2,240,270
University of Alberta Laboratory for Laser Spectroscopy and Atmospheric Sensing $650,000
Centre of Excellence for Viral Hepatitis Research $3,606,231
High-field MR for Biological Image-Guided Tomotherapy $3,846,000
WestGrid: The Western Canada Research Computing Grid $11,990,839
Tailings Research Facility $800,000
Modern Infrastructure to Support Interdisciplinary Water Chemistry in the 21st Century $3,849,075
Innovations in Agri-Food Technology: Meat Safety and Processing $1,259,586
Facility for Study of Effectiveness of Collaborative, Distributed Software Development $546,350
Project CyberCell – Proteomics, Metabonomics and Functional Genomics Experimental Component $5,515,200
e-Communication Research Centre (eCRC) $2,000,000
The University of Alberta Protein and Gene Discovery Centre: Advancing technology and facilitating research in high-throughput chemical genetics, genomics, and proteomics $3,824,840
Centre for Comparative Psycholinguistics $297,474
University of Alberta Heart & Stroke Research Centre $6,489,820
Creation of the Alberta Diabetes Research Centre (ADRC) $11,451,711
Protective Clothing and Equipment Research Facility $537,462
Alberta Cooperative Conservation Research Unit: Infrastructure for Studies in Conservation Science $993,531
Alberta Centre for Surface Engineering and Science (ACSES) $4,979,599
Infrastructure for Surface Mining Research Laboratory $800,000
Nanofabrication Facility $3,082,460
University of British Columbia Multi-user Facility for Functional Proteomics (MFFP) $2,348,300
Stem Cell Centre $1,510,078
Centre for Higher Order Structure Elucidation (C-HORSE) $1,464,000
An Integrated Biodiversity Laboratory $16,493,287
Bioprocessing Centre for Sustainable Fuels and Chemicals $1,130,120
Clean Energy Research Centre $3,593,973
ICORD (International Collaboration On Repair Discoveries): an interdisciplinary research centre for the development of effective strategies to promote functional recovery after spinal cord injury $12,868,045
A Partnership of Peoples: A New Infrastructure for Collaborative Research at the University of British Columbia's Museum of Anthropology $17,247,628
Functional Imaging in Basic Biomedical Research $515,000
Centre for Macular Research $1,267,709
The iCAPTURE Centre: Laboratory Upgrade for Animals of the Future $1,856,908
The Origin and Persistence of Species $1,220,000
Hearing Accessibility, Assistive Technology, & Acoustic Design $961,440
UBC Centre for Blood Research $6,066,500
Laboratory for Advanced Detector Development $3,927,148
Centre for Research in Childhood Diabetes $3,546,435
University of Calgary Centre for Advanced Medical Imaging (CAMI) $4,525,215
Signal Tracking and Measurement Infrastructure to Support Wireless Location and Communications Research $332,620
Integrating Research in Osteoarthritis: From the bedside to the bench and back again $4,303,020
Centre for Mouse Genetics, Physiological Systems and Disease $4,361,847
Broadband Network Rewiring in Support of Bioinformatics and Imaging $1,039,172
Hybrid Passive-Active Lighting, Ventilation, and Thermal Systems for Commercial and Institutional Buildings: a Full-Scale Test Bed for Development of Innovative Technologies for Northern Climates $139,200
Telehealth Research and Training Collaboratory $648,000
Integrated Reservoir Engineering – Unlocking Heavy Oil. Advanced visualization, reservoir characterization, numerical and laboratory modeling studies for improved oil and gas recovery from reservoirs. $3,925,703
Centre for Health and Policy Studies (CHAPS) $412,294
Development of multidimensional sensors for monitoring of chemical processes. A new generation of sensors and models that provide x,y,z information from unit operations and chemical reactors $2,672,059
Fabrication Facility for Rapid Development and Efficient Production of Small Volume, High Value-Added Products $266,287
University of Guelph Canadian Research Institute for Food Safety: The Next Phase $1,624,924
Advancing Biodiversity Science Though Institutional Coalitions – The Biodiversity Institute of Ontario and the Atlantic Reference Centre $4,919,054
Institute for Animal-Human Links in Health Science Research $11,013,494
University of Lethbridge Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience $272,429
Advanced infrared physics laboratory for the development and calibration of radiometers and spectrometers for remote sensing $79,000
University of Manitoba Centre for Agroecological Livestock Production Systems: Infrastructure for the study of fundamental processes related to nutrient, energy, and microbial flow in livestock production/land use models $3,540,825
600 MHz NMR spectrometer for solids and liquids $851,168
200 kV Field Emission Gun Cryo-Transmission/Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope $1,197,694
Laser Ablation Microprobe (LAM) for measuring micron-scale variations of trace elements in minerals $376,546
Manitoba Breast Cancer Research and Diagnosis Centre $1,207,868
University of New Brunswick Confocal Microscope Facility for the Study of Structure and Function in Biology $309,164
Visualization of Materials – Structure and function from nanometers to centimeters $2,316,699
University of Ottawa / Université d’Ottawa University of Ottawa Heart Institute Clinical and Laboratory Research and Innovation Centre (CLARIC) $1,915,476
Infrastructure for the Kidney Research Centre $3,451,845
National Solid State Ultrahigh Field Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Facility $4,440,300
Canadian Century Research Infrastructure (CCRI) $5,219,580
High-speed campus network connecting the university's and health institutes' researchers $1,318,377
High-resolution stable isotope analysis in earth and environmental sciences $825,220
New materials for tissue engineering: synthetic-natural polymer composites as cell scaffolds and habitats $623,637
University of Prince Edward Island Institute for Interdisciplinary Research in Culture, Multimedia, Technology, and Cognition (CMTC) $1,492,272
Development of an Atlantic Centre for Comparative Biomedical Research $2,004,905
Network upgrade to enable high-speed access to research resources and to facilitate collaborative research activities $165,514
University of Regina New Media Studio Laboratory $533,759
International Test Centre for Carbon Dioxide Capture (ITC) $1,800,000
University of Saskatchewan Long duration microgravity drop shaft $8,560,000
Fluidized Bed Reaction Engineering Laboratory $634,475
Experimental Laboratory for Internet Systems and Applications (ELISA) $1,215,482
Leukemia Functional Genomics Centre $403,038
Developing the University of Saskatchewan Research Network (USR-net) $4,788,837
University of Toronto Centre for Nanostructured Polymeric and Inorganic Materials $4,317,332
Aerospace Flight Facility $1,480,000
Critical Infrastructure for a Multi-disciplinary Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases $1,554,393
Centre for the Study of Biological Communication Systems $4,576,742
Near Net-Shape Manufacturing of Components by Vacuum Plasma Spray Forming (VPSF) Technology $640,000
Genetic Arrays: mapping cellular networks and pathways $2,083,894
PSciNet II Vector and Cluster Computing Upgrade in support of research in environmental physics, mechanical and aerospace engineering, high energy physics and quantum optics $5,570,671
A laboratory network for innovation and technology in education $616,585
HIV/AIDS and TB Research Facility $640,000
University of Victoria The University of Victoria Research Computing Facility $2,990,701
Establishment of UVic facility to determine macromolecular (protein-protein, protein-DNA, protein-RNA) interactions using analytical ultracentrifuge analysis and surface plasmon resonance $534,521
Centrifugal Membrane Separation Unit for Water Treatment and Potable Water Production $540,000
VENUS, The Victoria Experimental Network Under the Sea: a cabled array for full-time ocean access $4,119,738
Regional Facility for Inter-Disciplinary Environmental Research in Drinking Water, Fisheries, and Forestry $523,570
University of Waterloo A water initiative: integrated groundwater – surface water remediation and management $5,897,679
Giga-to-Nano Electronics Fabrication Facility for Wireless, Bio, Environment, and Medical Applications $5,220,303
Thin-film Materials Research Laboratory: Molecular engineering of biotechnological, environmental, and strategic materials $2,766,608
Institute for Quantum Computing $2,993,715
Facility for Confined Complex Fluids and Polymers Characterisation $762,719
Centre for Advanced Materials Joining Research $1,203,994
Facility for Musculo-Vascular Research in Physiology: Instrumentation for the independent and integrated study of exercise and environment on molecular, cellular,and functional events $424,947
University of Western Ontario A Demonstration VHF Wind-Profiler Network for Ontario and Quebec $2,535,380
London Regional Innovarium $13,812,894
Multidisciplinary Facility for Computational Microscopy of Living Tissues $859,633
Molecular imaging and dynamics of cell signaling networks $1,265,266
Gap junctions and disease $1,195,290
Infrastructure Support for Powder Technology Research Centre and other Related Research Activities at UWO $2,097,918
Bone and Joints: An Integrated Program in Musculoskeletal Research for Gene Discovery and Development of Novel Therapeutics $952,740
University of Windsor Centre for Catalysis and Materials Research $1,004,215
Wilfrid Laurier University Laurier Science Research Centre $4,327,440
65 institutions / 
65 établissements
208 projects / projets

List of approved projects by institution /
Liste des projets appuyés par établissement

New Opportunities Funds / Fonds de relève

  Institution / Établissement   Project title / Titre du projet   Maximum CFI Contribution / Contribution maximale de la FCI
Brock University Electrophysiological and Behavioural Laboratory for the Study of Attentional Limitations $98,156
Carleton University Integrated System for Improving Highway Safety $183,011
Concordia University Laboratory for Motor and Cognitive Performance Across the Life Span $200,326
Dalhousie University A Bioceramics Processing and Characterization Facility $98,052
Tectonic Exhumation and Sedimentary Basin Modelling: Establishment and Development of an Analogue Modelling Laboratory $194,772
Transgenic Mice Screening Facility: Mouse Models of Human Disease $170,050
McGill University Endomembrane Signaling: Definitions of Subcellular Communication Networks $66,385
Nerve Regeneration Laboratory $100,000
High Throughout Gene Mapping and Gene Analysis Facility to Characterize the Molecular Basis of Plant Development $129,032
Functional Proteomics Studies on Protozoan Pathogens $228,554
Tissue-specific knockout of Insulin-like Growth Factor I Gene Using Cre/loxP System: The Role of IGF-I in Pancreatic Islet Function and Insulin Actions $101,035
Laboratory Infrastructure for C. elegans Genetics and Cytogenetics $164,855
McMaster University Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation and Health Risk Assessment $288,123
Science-based Innovation for Productivity Enhancement in Grinding and Electrical Discharge Machining $309,030
Computing Infrastructure for Mathematical Research in Fiber and Photonic Optics $63,703
Okanagan University College Development of an Applied Trace Analysis Facility $40,000
Queen’s University Ion Channel Research Facility for the Study of the Neural Control of Behavior $120,000
Molecular Genetics of Aging in Drosophila melanogaster $83,479
Ryerson Polytechnic University Laboratory for In Vivo Measurement of Strontium in Human Bone $43,625
Infrastructure for Communication and Signal Processing Applications Laboratory (CASPAL) $58,706
Saint Mary’s University Molecular Studies of Genetic Diversity, Phylogeny, and Agricultural Genomics $138,992
Université de Montréal Système de détection subaquatique et de caractérisation du matériau-bois pour le développement de l'archéologie subaquatique et de l'archéo-dendrochronologie $230,721
Université du Québec – École de technologie supérieure Laboratoire de recherche sur l'ergonomie des environnements de synthèse $100,894
Infrastructure de communautique pour la recherche en génie logiciel $72,542
Université du Québec à Montréal Linking Bacterial Composition, Activity and Function in Aquatic Ecosystems $221,727
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières Laboratoire d'imagerie cellulaire et de biologie moléculaire pour la recherche sur le cancer, l'infertilité féminine et le sida $167,942
Université Laval Establishment of an Immune Gene Therapy Laboratory at the Laval University Cancer Research Center $183,907
Infrastructure pour la recherche en microbiologie de l'air et ses effets sur la santé humaine $208,028
Simulateur dynamique in vitro du tractus gastro-intestinal $214,310
Unité d'analyse SELDI-TOF/MS $117,331
University of Alberta Establishment of Electrophysiology and Molecular Biology Systems for Structure-Function Studies of Membrane Proteins Involved in Genetic Diseases and Drug Transport $202,381
Equipment for Field Studies of Competition Ecology and Stand Dynamics in Western Boreal Forests $133,791
Chemical and Biological Nanotechnology $460,419
University of Calgary The Biomolecular Interaction Laboratory for Research in Therapeutic Target Validation $260,351
Computational Infrastructure for State-of-the-Art Computer Simulation Studies of Biological Membrane Proteins $250,000
Use of Microwave Remote Sensing for Estimating Thermodynamics and Climate State Variables from Snow Covered Sea Ice in the Canadian Arctic $190,000
University of Guelph Spectroanalysis and Spectroelectroanalytical Equipment $238,777
Examination of Signal Transduction Pathways in Normal Mammary Tissue and Mammary Tumours Using Proteomics and Genomics $127,656
Infrastructure to Support the Study of the Cellular and Molecular Biology of Reproduction and Reproductive Disorders $159,017
University of Lethbridge Plant Biotechnology Infrastructure: Applications of Molecular Biology and Gene Expression Assays $171,825
Structure and Function of RNA Processing Enzymes of Messenger RNA Turnover in Bacteria $218,447
University of Manitoba Facility for the study of Supercritical Water Flow $199,965
Neural-imaging, Electrophysiology, and Cellular-Perfusion Facility $88,704
Benchmarking Algorithms for Cryptanalysis from Computational Number Theory $244,376
Molecular Signaling Networks Regulating Protective and Pathogenic Immune Responses $206,798
The Virtual Manufacturing Centre (VMC) at the University of Manitoba: Using Virtual Reality (VR) Technology to Enhance the Research and Innovation in Product Design and Manufacturing $199,862
University of New Brunswick High speed Dry Machining of Difficult-to-cut Materials Using Self-propelled Rotary Tools $104,320
Behaviour and Ecology of Coastal Marine Invertebrates $115,623
University of Northern British Columbia Social Science Research Lab $322,837
University of Ottawa / Université d’Ottawa Development and Characterization of Optical Test and Measurement Instrumentation Targeted for Communication Applications $122,106
Use of Combinatorial Methods in the Development of New Asymmetric Reactions. The Asymmetric Generation of Spirocyclic Compounds $187,339
Atherosclerosis Studies in Mice: Combining the Technique of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Gene-targeting to Create Unique Chimeric Mice to Facilitate the Study of Atherogenesis $213,816
University of Regina Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MA) for Analysis in Energy and Environmental Research $58,931
University of Saskatchewan Predicting Seed Germination and Plant Growth Rate $70,528
Monitoring Network for Water and Biogeochemical Research in Subarctic Environments $40,000
Infrastructure for Neurophysiological and Motion Analysis Research $64,000
Chemical Analysis and Purification Equipment for the Study of Cancer Chemopreventive Properties of Naturally Occurring Polyphenols $40,000
Water Redistribution and the Transport and Fate of Pollutants in Non-level Landscapes in Semi-arid Prairie and Northern Ecosystems $64,000
Cone Calorimeter for Fire Science Research Laboratory $57,000
University of Toronto Enzymatic Modification of Endotoxins $64,609
Advanced Cellular Instrumentation Laboratory $93,699
Biophysical Studies on Chaperone Function: Use of Spectropolarimeter for Circular Dichroism Measurements $73,536
University of Waterloo Organic/Organometallic Chemistry Research Laboratory $150,793
University of Western Ontario Infrastructure for the Study of Patterns in Large Biological Data $148,897
Molecular Analysis of Genetic Models of Pancreatic Disease $174,469
University of Windsor Rock Magnetism: Field and Laboratory Data Acquisition and Analysis Equipment $184,664
Wilfrid Laurier University Advanced Technologies for Tracing and Understanding Human Activity-Travel Patterns $60,833
Market Risk and Firm Valuation in the New Economy $29,034
Biophysical Studies of Membrane Proteins: Development of Interdisciplinary Approaches for Understanding the Structure-Function Relationships of Membrane-Interacting Proteins $358,651
York University The Assessment and Management of Cancer Pain Across the Adult Life Span $169,960
Molecular Mechanisms of Insulin Resistance Associated with Obesity $211,494
Constructing a Field Laboratory for the Assessment of Multiple Ecological Stressors on Zooplankton: the FLAMES Lab $202,447
31 institutions /
72 projects/projets

List of approved projects by institution /
Liste des projets appuyés par établissement