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March 13, 2012

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Canada Research Chairs - News Release

Leaders Opportunity Fund – Funding for infrastructure associated with a Canada Research Chair /
Fonds des leaders – Financement de l’infrastructure liée à une Chaire de recherche du Canada

 - Provincial Cumulative Totals (40KB)

Institution / Établissement Projects Approved /
Projets appuyés
Concordia University 1
Lakehead University 1
McGill University 2
McMaster University 1
Mount Allison University 1
Queen's University 2
Ryerson University 1
Université de Montréal 2
Université du Québec - Institut national de la recherche scientifique 1
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières 1
Université Laval 2
University of Alberta 2
University of British Columbia (The) 1
University of Manitoba 3
University of New Brunswick 1
University of Saskatchewan 4
University of Toronto 2
University of Victoria 1
University of Waterloo 2
University of Western Ontario (The) 1
Total  20  institutions / établissements 32

Leaders Opportunity Fund – Funding for infrastructure associated with a Canada Research Chair /
Fonds des leaders – Financement de l’infrastructure liée à une Chaire de recherche du Canada

List of Approved Projects by Institution /
Liste des projets appuyés par établissement

Chairholder/ Chaire de recherche Project title / Titre du projet Maximum CFI Contribution /
Contribution maximale
de la FCI
Concordia University
Santosa, Sylvia Flow Cytometery Facility for Nutrition, Obesity and Metabolism Laboratory: Studying the Effect of Obesity on Cellular Composition and Dynamics of Adipose Tissue $95,919
Total 1 $95,919
Lakehead University
Rakshit, Sudip Kumar Biorefining Facilities For The Production of Second Generation Biofuels and Renewable Chemicals $219,195
Total 1 $219,195
McGill University 
McBride, Heidi Examining the Role of Mitochondrial Plasticity in Neuronal Survival and Function 100 000 $
Campbell, Gwyn Human-Environment Interaction Data Research (HEIDR) Lab 151 089 $
Total 2 251 089 $
McMaster University
Nelson, Aimee Representations of the Hand in Higher-Order Somatic Loci and their Neural Interactions with Primary Motor Cortex $110,000
Total 1 $110,000
Mount Allison University
Westcott, Stephen Instrumentation for a Tier I Chair in Green Boron Chemistry $73,588
Total 1 $73,588
Queen's University
Zulkernine, Mohammad Methods and Tools for Building and Monitoring Reliable and Secure Software Systems $50,000
Allingham, John Applying the Power of Molecular Biophysics Approaches to Characterize the Functions of Natural Actin-Binding Cytotoxins and the Molecular Performance of Novel Kinesin Motors $55,786
Total 2 $105,786
Ryerson University
Gammel, Irene Infrastructure for the Interactive Research Innovation Zone (IRIZ) and Digital Archive at the Modern Literature and Culture Research Centre (MLCRC) $131,132
Total 1 $131,132
Université de Montréal
Charette, André Modern Instrumentation for HPLC and LCMS Analytical Solutions - CRC Infrastructure Renewal 149 623 $
Tyers, Michael Systems and Synthetic Biology of Cellular Growth Control 280 000 $
Total 2 429 623 $
Université du Québec - Institut national de la recherche scientifique
Azaña, José Dynamic Optical Linear Phase and Intensity Measurements (DOLPhIM) Laboratory 189 761 $
Total 1 189 761 $
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Asselin, Eric Molecular, Cellular and Next Generation Sequencing Equipments for the CRC in Molecular Gyneco-Oncology 27 827 $
Total 1 27 827 $
Université Laval
Mantovani, Diego Dynamic Mechanical Characterization of Cell-Seeded Scaffolds for Vascular Tissue Engineering 150 057 $
Moineau, Sylvain Infrastructure for Integrative Phage Biology 191 590 $
Total 2 341 647 $
University of Alberta
Hacke, Uwe Dissection of Wood Cell Wall Chemistry and Aquaporin Location Using Confocal Microscopy $64,100
Estabrooks, Carole A longitudinal Monitoring System in Canadian Residential Long Term Care $400,000
Total 2 $464,100
University of British Columbia (The)
Hinshaw, Gary Development of Special purpose Radio Telescopes to Advance Observational Cosmology $175,000
Total 1 $175,000
University of Manitoba
Wu, Zhenyu Behavioural Laboratory for Entrepreneurship Research $118,594
Hart, Michael The Indigenous knowledge and Social Work Research Centre $125,000
Werbowetski-Ogilvie, Tamra Establishment of a Human Embryonic Stem Cell Laboratory and Brain Tumour Invasion Imaging Unit to Study Malignant Brain Tumour Progression $125,000
Total 3 $368,594
University of New Brunswick
Mancke, Elizabeth Research Lab for Atlantic Canada Studies $74,960
Total 1 $74,960
University of Saskatchewan
Kelly, Timothy Infrastructure for Research into the Creation of High Efficiency Organic Photovoltaic Cells $126,614
Moewes, Alexander A High-Efficiency Moderate Resolution Soft X-ray Spectrometer, LEED, RHEED, and Liquid Flow Cell for the REIXS Beamline at CLS for the Study of Radiation-Sensitive Systems $146,843
Popescu, Bogdan Florin Experimental Neuropathology Suite for Multiple Sclerosis Research $267,377
Cygler, Miroslaw (Mirek) Equipment for Research in Advanced Protein Structural Biology $399,997
Total 4 $940,831
University of Toronto
Radisic, Milica Laboratory for Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering $149,963
Zúñiga-Pflücker, Juan Carlos BD-Influx Cell Sorter $276,275
Total 2 $426,238
University of Victoria
Boulanger, Martin Molecular Interactions and Protein Crystalization Facility $136,278
Total 1 $136,278
University of Waterloo
Dixon, Brian Immunogenetic Functional Analysis System for Fish and Environmental Immunology $40,000
Collins, Karen Multimedia Production and Analysis Studio for Interactive Research $49,000
Total 2 $89,000
University of Western Ontario (The)
Longstaffe, Fred Laboratory and Field Equipment to Support Stable Isotopic Investigations of North American Environmental Change Since the Last Ice Age $196,466
Total 1 $196,466
TOTAL 32 projects / projets $4,847,034

NOTE: As part of this announcement, an additional $1,454,110 was awarded under the Infrastructure Operating Fund, a mechanism that assists institutions with the incremental operating and maintenance costs associated with the new infrastructure.

 NOTER : Dans le cadre de cette annonce, la FCI a attribué 1 454 110 $ additionnels à même le Fonds d’exploitation des infrastructures, un programme qui aide les établissements bénéficiaires à faire face aux coûts d’exploitation et de maintenance découlant de leurs nouvelles infrastructures.