Government of Canada invests in more than 330 leading-edge research projects at universities across the country

Funding for labs and equipment will help Canada attract and retain top researchers
August 11, 2021

OTTAWA, ONTARIO — Whether Canada’s university researchers are addressing the global climate crisis or improving local healthcare, they are at the forefront of innovation at home and on the world stage. The Government of Canada is committed to keeping our researchers at the cutting edge of science and innovation.

Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced more than $77 million to support 332 research infrastructure projects at 50 universities across the country. This contribution, through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF), will help universities attract and retain top researchers.

One of the infrastructure projects receiving CFI funding is based at the University of British Columbia’s School of Biomedical Engineering. Here, bioengineer Anna Blakney will focus on the prevention and treatment of infections, such as COVID-19, as well as inherited disorders and diseases, including cancer. Her work aims to revolutionize treatments with new biotechnologies involving the engineering of vaccine formulations.

Among the many other projects being funded through these JELF investments are:

  • Indigenous research. Nokom’s House is a new lab at the University of Guelph where researchers will apply Indigenous research methods to build a model for land-based research. Led by Kim Anderson, Sheri Longboat and Brittany Luby, the lab will incorporate Indigenous principles and involve community engagement.
  • Advanced home and building energy management. The growing use of renewable energy resources, such as solar panels and battery storage, has created significant challenges for electric utilities. Tony Chung of the University of Saskatchewan is developing real-time testbeds to create advanced home and building energy management systems. The research coming out of testbeds will help keep up with and promote the use of green energy technologies.
  • Understanding “shadow pandemics.” Cindy Poremba of the Ontario College of Art and Design University in Toronto will use next-generation imaging to get a more accurate picture of the “shadow pandemics” that have been eclipsed by the health toll taken by COVID-19. These secondary impacts, such as the negative effects of social isolation and economic crisis, are easy to miss and are borne mainly by marginalized people. Better understanding of this subject will contribute to effective interventions that offer benefits beyond the pandemic.
  • Eco-friendly concrete. Concrete is the most widely used building material on Earth, with more than 10 billion tonnes produced annually. Concrete production can have a negative impact on the environment, and aging concrete infrastructure, such as roads and bridges, requires billions of dollars in repairs. Rahil Khoshnazar of the University of Calgary will use her new research infrastructure to develop new, eco-friendly and long-lasting concrete materials to help protect the planet and reduce costs.

Quotes

“Our researchers have always thought big. Now, more than ever, they need state-of-the-art labs and equipment to turn their visions into reality. Investing in our university research infrastructure is key to our continuing role as an innovation leader in wide-ranging fields, from Indigenous research to quantum computing, from neurobiology to advanced robotics. These investments will not only support our ground-breaking contributions to science and research but also improve our economy, environment and quality of life.”

– The Honourable Francois-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry

“From developing sustainable building materials to creating new laboratories based on Indigenous principles and community engagement, these awards support essential and urgent research. With the necessary spaces and tools, Canada’s researchers will play a meaningful role on the global stage and contribute significantly the quality of life today and for generations to come.”

– Roseann O’Reilly Runte, President and CEO, Canada Foundation for Innovation

Quick facts

The CFI’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund helps exceptional researchers at universities across the country conduct leading-edge research by giving them the tools and equipment they need to become leaders in their field.

As part of the total JELF funding of $59,463,888, an additional $17,839,166 was awarded under the Infrastructure Operating Fund, a mechanism that assists institutions with the incremental operating and maintenance costs associated with the new infrastructure.

Quick links

More about the Canada Foundation for Innovation
Details on the CFI’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund
Discover the CFI Research Facilities Navigator: An online database of labs and facilities that are open to working with business.

About the Canada Foundation for Innovation

For close to 25 years, the CFI has been giving researchers the tools they need to think big and innovate. Fostering a robust innovation system in Canada translates into jobs and new enterprises, better health, cleaner environments and ultimately vibrant communities. By investing in state-of-the-art facilities and equipment in Canada’s universities, colleges, research hospitals and non-profit research institutions, the CFI also helps to attract and retain the world’s top talent, train the next generation of researchers and support world-class research that strengthens the economy and improves the quality of life for all Canadians.

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REGIONAL BACKGROUNDERS 

 - Alberta
 - British Columbia
 - Manitoba
 - New Brunswick
 - Newfoundland & Labrador
 - Nova Scotia
 - Ontario
 - Prince Edward Island
 - Quebec
 - Saskatchewan

Institution / Établissement

Projects Approved / Projets appuyés

Acadia University

1

Athabasca University

1

Cape Breton University

2

Carleton University

5

Concordia University

1

Dalhousie University

5

HEC Montréal

1

Lakehead University

3

McGill University

21

McMaster University

11

Memorial University of Newfoundland

5

Mount Allison University

1

Mount Saint Vincent University

2

Nipissing University 1

Ontario College of Art and Design University

3

Queen’s University

9

Ryerson University

4

Simon Fraser University

10

St. Francis Xavier University

1

Trent University

2

Université de Montréal

20

Université de Sherbrooke

4

Université du Québec - Institut national de la recherche scientifique

1

Université du Québec à Chicoutimi

2

Université du Québec à Montréal

2

Université du Québec à Rimouski

1

Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

3

Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue

1

Université du Québec en Outaouais 1

Université Laval

18

University of Alberta

23

University of British Columbia (The)

37

University of Calgary

13

University of Guelph

5

University of Lethbridge

1

University of Manitoba

10

University of New Brunswick

2

University of Northern British Columbia

2

University of Ottawa / Université d’Ottawa

6

University of Prince Edward Island

1

University of Saskatchewan

4

University of Toronto

27

University of Victoria

8

University of Waterloo

21

University of Western Ontario (The)

9

University of Windsor

2

University of Winnipeg (The)

1

Vancouver Island University

2

Wilfrid Laurier University

2

York University

14

Total Institutions / des établissements                    50

332

John R. Evans Leaders Fund / Fonds des leaders John-R.-Evans

Project Title / Titre du projet

Maximum CFI Contribution /
Contribution maximale
de la FCI

Acadia University

Flow Cytometry Station for the Examination of Cells

$99,376

1 project / projet

$99,376

Athabasca University

Metagenomics of Microbial Communities in Northern Alberta as Determinants of Aquatic System Health

$28,191

1 project / projet

$28,191

Cape Breton University

Community University Housing Research Lab

$36,812

Water Treatment and Environmental Remediation Laboratory

$288,000

2 projects / projets

$324,812

Carleton University

Decentred Governance in a Digital Age

$75,509

A Bi-planar High-speed X-ray Fluoroscopy System to Study Traumatic Injury Biomechanics

$262,500

Genomics of Plants, Pathogens, and Pests (GP3)

$80,000

Integrated Microbial Electrosynthesis Systems for Production of Industrial Chemicals from Municipal Solid Waste and CO2

$80,000

System for Electrophysiological Assessment of Brain Development

$80,000

5 projects / projets

$578,009

Concordia University

* Aging in Data

176 973 $

1 projet / project

176 973 $

* Financement de l’infrastructure liée au soutien à la recherche du CRSH
Funding for Research Infrastructure Associated with SSHRC Research Support

Dalhousie University

An Integrated Atmospheric Boundary Layer Observatory to Diagnose Land-atmosphere Interactions

$100,000

Multi-channel On-line Electrochemical Mass Spectrometry (multi-OEMS) for Advanced Battery Research

$149,977

Structure-Property Relationships of Water-Soluble Polymers: Innovative Designed Materials for Custom Applications

$85,000

The Neural and Cognitive Mechanisms of Infants’ Word Representations: The Role of Variability

$125,000

* Advanced Batteries for Electric Vehicle and Grid Energy Storage Applications

$122,308

5 projects / projets

$582,285

* Funding for Research Infrastructure Associated with an NSERC Industrial Chair
Financement de l’infrastructure liée à une Chaire industrielle du CRSNG

HEC Montréal

Tech3Lab Centre-Ville

400 000 $

1 projet / project

400 000 $

Lakehead University

Materials and Technologies for Radiation Medical Imaging Detectors

$68,407

Laboratory for Next-Generation Wind Energy Conversion and Control Technologies $127,079
Understanding and Addressing the Social-Ecological Dimensions of Health $49,033

3 projects / projets

$244,519

McGill University

Autonomous Antenna Stations for Low-frequency Radio Astronomy

238 000 $

Advanced Research Computing Infrastructure for Machine Learning in Computational Regulatory Genomics

80 000 $

Rapid Throughput Analysis of Solid-State Materials

120 000 $

Plant Nutrients and Global Change: Can Supply Meet Demand?

142 000 $

Laboratory for Multiscale Quantitative Imaging of Cell Division    

485 319 $

Digital Image Correlation for Sustainable Bridge Infrastructure

80 000 $

Transcriptional Control of Telomeric Expression Sites and Antigenic Variation

225 571 $

Neurobiological Mechanisms and Cognitive Functions of Forgetting

132 304 $

Discovery of Sustainable and High-performing Battery Materials

348 000 $

Main Group Elements as Sustainable and Inexpensive Metal-free Catalysts for Synthesis

210 000 $

Empirical Investigation of Robots that Influence People

186 000 $

Advanced Computing Infrastructure for Integrating Machine Learning and Linguistics

180 000 $

The Dynamics of Motor Proteins in Muscle Contraction, Cell Mechanics, and Intracellular Transport

664 047 $

Learning on Large-Scaled Structured Data

80 000 $

Fish Population and Conservation Genomics Laboratory

199 270 $

Efficient Storage Systems for Real Time Edge Computing

100 000 $

Facility for Advanced Manufacturing of Low-dimensional Materials-based Functional Structures

 209 899 $

In Vivo Mouse Models of Head and Neck Cancer to Elucidate Tumor Suppressors, Oncogenes and Therapeutic Targets

120 000 $

Understanding and Constraining Cloud Feedbacks

93 075 $

Developing and Validating Biomarkers for Chronic Pain

79 837 $

Targeting Bacterial Pathogenicity Determinants: Structure-based Approach to Study the Type-9 Secretion System 140 000 $

21 projets / projects

4 113 322 $

McMaster University

An Acoustic Noise and Vibration Measurement Facility for Low-noise and High-efficiency Electric Motor Drives

$200,000

Neural Mechanisms Linking Autism-risk Genes with Impaired Social Behavior

$400,000

Advanced Epitaxial Nanostructures and Materials Laboratory

$190,584

Investigating Novel Mechanisms in Immune-mediated Platelet Disorders

$160,000

Metagemomics and Genomics of the Microbiome, Infectious Disease and Host Response

$650,000

Understanding Pain Mechanisms and Management in Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation

$129,000

Developments of Diagnostic and Predictive Tools and Regulatory Device Testing Machines for Cardiovascular Diseases

$185,000

Momentum-resolved EELS Spectroscopy of Beam-sensitive Nanoscale Materials

$387,788

Establishment of Nucleic Acid Nanomedicine Laboratory at McMaster University

$75,005

Improving Perioperative and canceR Outcomes Through Excellence and appliCation of Virtual Technologies (PROTECT) Lab

$800,000

Integrative Psychophysiology Research Lab $100,000

11 projects / projets

$3,277,377

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Advanced Measurement and Characterization for Microstructures and Microsystems Research

$298,760

Application of Molecular Biomarkers and Genomics to Track Environmental Change

$118,159

Supercritical Extraction System to Develop Innovative Bioproducts from Fishery and Forestry Biomass Residues

$94,914

Breaking Through to a Cleaner Tomorrow

$162,000

A Multidimensional Separations Laboratory to Sequence the Exposome $299,999

5 projects / projets

$973,832

Mount Allison University

Centre for Aerosol Chemistry and Toxic Impacts (CACTI)

$137,634

1 project / projet

$137,634

Mount Saint Vincent University

The Mount Food Research Centre (MFRC)

$122,326

Context-dependent Stem Cell Spindle Assembly in Health and Disease

$281,686

2 projects / projets

$404,012

Nipissing University

Nipissing University Centre for the Study of War, Atrocity, and Genocide (C-WAG)

$120,864

1 project / projet

$120,864

Ontario College of Art and Design

Mixed Reality Human-computer Interfaces for Internet-of-things Enabled Environments

$73,800

Next Generation Holographic Technology and XR Research

$39,025

Using Hybrid Images to Document COVID-19’s Shadow Pandemics in Vulnerable Communities $74,772

3 projects / projets

$187,597

Queen’s University

Electrochemical CO2 Conversion to Fuels and Chemicals

$125,000

Mobarch--Mobile Laboratory for the Study of the Built Environment

$100,000

Intelligent Water Flume, an AI/ML-Enhanced Fluid Experiment Platform for Exploration and Exploitation on Flow Physics

$125,000

Supercapacitors: The Future of Energy Storage

$125,000

Cosmic-Ray and Neutrino Detector Development for the Future

$165,000

Multi-Material Robotics Research (M2R2) Lab

$125,000

Active Quantum Photonic Technology

$150,000

Interactive Architecture and Smart Environments

$150,000

1,25 Hydroxyvitamin D3 Metabolism in the Eye: A Regulator of Normal Ocular Physiology and Pathological Disease $100,000

9 projects / projets

$1,165,000

Ryerson University

Development of Value Added Biodegradable Multilayer Polymers for Packaging Applications

$76,300

Infrastructure for Investigations on Single Cells in Microfluidics

$152,000

Holistic Analysis of Plastic Additives as Environmental Contaminants

$75,990

Hearing Loss at the Cocktail Party

$76,000

4 projects / projets

$380,290

Simon Fraser University

Improvements for the Fourier Transform Infrared Microspectroscopy Facility for the Archaeological Sciences

$74,500

HIV Pathogenesis and Immunity Laboratory

$250,000

A Comprehensive Experimental Laboratory for Microbial Ecology of Water Treatment

$200,000

Quantifying Forest and Stream Water Sources and their Sensitivity to a Shifting Climate

$155,000

Microscopy Infrastructure for Real-time Quantitative Imaging of Molecular Dynamics and Cellular Mechanics

$200,000

Sustainable Low Carbon Fuels Research Lab

$200,000

Computational Cinematography

$200,000

Centre for the Systems Biology of Host-Pathogen Interactions

$150,000

Coordination of Robot Motion and Human-robot Interaction for Large-scale Multi-robot Systems

$100,000

Centre for Infectious Disease Genomics and One Health

$150,000

10 projects / projets

$1,679,500

St. Francis Xavier University

Atlantic Canada Centre for the Biology of Insect Overwintering

$67,879

1 project / projet

$67,879

Trent University

Quantum-enabled Nano-transducers for (bio)Nanotechnologies

$54,257

Unravelling the Emerging Environmental Risks of Pollution from the High-tech Industry

$146,553

2 projects / projets

$200,810

Université de Montréal

Neuro-biomécanique des mouvements cycliques – BrainM⟳tion

153 485 $

Transcending Borders : A Historical Demographic Infrastructure for the Study of French-Canadian Families in Motion

231 007 $

Infrastructure for Microbial Phenotypic Analysis Under Oxygen-controlled Conditions  

133 554 $

Improving Immunotherapies by Harnessing the MARCH E3 Ubiquitin Ligase Family of Proteins

146 162 $

Streamlining on Demand Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients Manufacturing: A Sustainable Approach to Supply Canada's Market

269 030 $

M. Tuberculosis Genome Sequencing – Innovative Methods for Rapid Diagnosis of Drug Resistance and Transmission Control

68 248 $

Ecosystem Function Across Scales: A Metaecosystem Perspective

179 958 $

Developing Non Invasive Screening and Treatment Monitoring Tools for Children Presenting a Neurodevelopmental Disorder

210 268 $

Platform for Connected Health in Neurology-epilepsy

109 728 $

An Integrated Multi-omic Approach to Advance our Understanding of Neurological Diseases

86 000 $

Imaging and Spectroscopy Infrastructure to Support Innovative Parkinson's Disease Research

338 003 $

Tools for Creating Crystalline Molecular Materials

237 895 $

Neuroplasticity for Aging Well

150 083 $

Neuroscience of Exploration

181 264 $

Live Bioimaging of Murine Cytomegalovirus Infections

149 901 $

Wind Erosion Laser Doppler Anemometry Sampling System

123 215 $

Zebrafish Platform for Cardiovascular and Developmental Therapeutics

149 901 $

Université de Montréal Dark Matter Direct Detection Group

143 944 $

Interactive Single-molecule Real-time Sequencing for Genomic Medicine

149 901 $

* Laboratoire de muséologie numérique du Partenariat CIÉCO

103 485 $

20 projets / projects

3 315 032 $

* Financement de l’infrastructure liée au soutien à la recherche du CRSH
Funding for Research Infrastructure Associated with SSHRC Research Support

Université de Sherbrooke

Beneficial Influence of Acute Exercise on Motor Learning: Exploring the Neurophysiological Bases

255 082 $

Plateforme intégrée d’innovations technologiques et d’application des connaissances en santé génétique (PI2TAC)

320 100 $

Advanced Instrumental Approaches for Charactererization of Dissolved Organic Matter

168 211 $

Novel Hybrid Quantum Systems

108 000 $

4 projets / projects

851 393 $

Université du Québec - Institut national de la recherche scientifique

Infrastructure pour un laboratoire de biotechnologie environnementale et de chimie verte

88 672 $

1 projet / project

88 672 $

Université du Québec à Chicoutimi

Fabrication and Surface Characterization of Micro-nanocomposite Materials for High-voltage Applications

108 399 $

LabMaTer: Advanced LA-ICP-MS facility for innovative research in mineral and fisheries resources

128 234 $

2 projets / projects

236 633 $

Université du Québec à Montréal

Infrastructure de la Chaire de recherche sur les violences sexistes et sexuelles en milieu d'enseignement supérieur

100 470 $

HiRéSo : infrastructure en Histoire des Régulations Sociales

103 598 $

2 projets / projects

204 068 $

Université du Québec à Rimouski

Analytical Instrumentation for Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology Research in Emerging Contaminants

213 333 $

1 projet / project

213 333 $

Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

Analysing and Sorting Platform for Cell Specific Investigative Approaches in Multiple Research Fields

287 238 $

Family Interactions Observational Research (FIOR) facilities 179 374 $
Lignin Based Fuel Cells 75 000 $

3 projet / project

541 612 $

Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue

Enjeux relatifs aux femmes autochtones

29 416 $

1 projet / project

29 416 $

Université du Québec en Outaouais

Advanced Control Technique for Integration of Intermittent Renewable Energy into Remote Communities in Cold Conditions

143 430 $

1 projet / project

143 430 $

Université Laval

Benthic Deep Sea Ecosystem Monitoring

281 645 $

Autonomic Pharmacology of Metabolic Diseases

174 095 $

Greengineering a Sustainable Future for Mining and Metal Production Through Zero Liquid Discharge Research

143 850 $

Optimisation of the Management of Low Back Pain

119 485 $

Making Animals Robust for Optimal Welfare on Tomorrow’s Farms

75 248 $

Predict to Prevent: Advanced Proteomics Profiling for Precision Medicine

144 474 $

Vitrine démocratique: Une plateforme favorisant le partage de données et d'analyse sur la citoyenneté démocratique

71 273 $

Base de données sur les clauses culturelles dans les accords de commerce

61 739 $

ALFRED: Advanced Laboratory for Fungal Resistance Evolutionary Dynamics

124 698 $

Développement de revêtements à faible impact environnemental fonctionnel et de matériaux de construction biosourcés

79 690 $

Robotic Platform to Develop Behavioral Biomarkers in Children with Sensorimotor Dysfunctions

120 000 $

The Determinants of Energy Homeostasis in Laboratory Rodents

125 000 $

Laboratoire de biomarqueurs pour la recherche sur le trouble de stress post-traumatique

172 249 $

Studying Brain Disorders using Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells and Cerebral Organoids​

90 000 $

Laboratoire de chronobiologie et biologie des systèmes des cellules individuelles 75 001 $
Cardiac Simulator Platform for Research and Innovation in the Treatment of Valvular Heart Disease 100 000 $
Real-time Single-cell Imaging Solution for Improving Synthetic Lethality of PARP Inhibitors in Cancer Treatment 119 075 $
Infrastructure for Deciphering Intracellular Dynamics of Neural Stem Cells and Migrating Neuroblasts 140 000 $

18 projets / projects

2 217 522 $

University of Alberta

High Dimensional Single Cell Analysis Platform to Study the Immune System in Health and Disease

$332,799

Mitigation of Drug Resistance in Bacteria and Pathogenic Yeasts

$98,969

Weathering Chamber for Textiles, Polymers and Composites

$102,756

Nutritional Immunology

$419,544

Laboratory for the Discovery, Characterization and Application of Bacterial Toxins

$224,002

A Super-resolution Live-cell Imaging Platform to Study Lipid Dynamics in the Brain

$266,550

Moving Together–Language, Body, and the Surround in Mobile Interaction

$127,543

Control of Multiple Autonomous Robotic Systems in Unstructured Environments

$419,503

Pancreatic Islet Deep Phenotyping Core

$267,307

Mechanisms of Placental Epithelial Stress Response in Homeostasis and Pathology

$132,091

Investigating the Multi-level Mechanical Behavior of Advanced Materials Under Multi-Axis Loading

$277,322

A Cell Culture Facility for Glycosyltransferase Application to Therapeutic Protein Improvement

$187,556

The Role of Polysialic Acid in Regulating the Immune Response in Health and Disease

$178,260

Mitigating Adverse Drug Reactions in Childhood Cancer Therapy with Precision

$127,176

Dynamic Simple Shear Testing System for Local Pore Pressure Measurements within Developing Shear Planes

$80,000

High Temperature Pressurized Fluid System for Sustainable and Renewable Energy Advancement

$125,000

Establishing a Multiple Sclerosis Lab Studying White Matter Injury and Repair $164,964
Construction Innovation Centre Lab for Intelligent and Resilient Automation and Technology $312,733
Laboratory Investigation of Cold Temperature Properties of Asphalt Mixes $85,514
Smart Femtosecond Microbeamline for Ultrafast Applications $274,649
Behavioral and Neural Imaging Infrastructure for Studying the Neurobiology of Forgetting and Memory Suppressors $400,326
Research Infrastructure for Adsorptive Gas Separation for Energy and Environment $100,000
A Mobile Robotic Platform for Continuity of Healthcare Service Delivery During and Following the COVID-19 Pandemic $130,695

23 projects / projets

$4,835,259

University of British Columbia (The)

Advanced MRI Hardware Laboratory

$125,000

Advanced Co-Located Mobile Interaction Laboratory

$77,140

Mining and Verifying Specification of Complex Software Systems

$91,850

Environment Economics Research Unit

$107,575

Targeted Inhibition of Oncogenic STAT3 Signaling using Cutting edge Chemical Biology Techniques

$125,000

Hyperpolarized 129-xenon Paediatric Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging

$175,000

Naturalistic Neuroimaging of Child Psychiatric Disorders

$124,319

Development of Crack-Resistant High Strength Aluminum Alloys for Laser Metal Deposition

$125,000

RNA Enhancement And Clinical Translation (REACT) Platform

$125,000

The RNA Regulation Laboratory (RRL): A platform for discovering the roles of RNA regulation in autism spectrum disorders

$220,000

Sensory System Adaptions Through Electroreception: From Molecules to Behaviour

$380,000

Single-molecule and Single-cell Microscopy Platform for Therapeutics Research and Development

$462,446

Investigating Parent-Adolescent Dynamics in the Emotion Dynamics Lab

$92,187

Advanced Infrared Spectroscopy System for the Mechanistic Study of Catalytic Carbon Oxide Reduction

$125,000

Control and Instrumentation Infrastructure for High-speed Bearingless Motors Reserach

$125,000

Modern Data Analysis Tools for Reaction Discovery and Development

$125,000

Maximizing Value Creation from Canada's Forests

$90,684

Cell Competition Analysis Platform

$125,000

Persistent Symptoms After Concussion: Psychological Mechanisms and Treatment

$125,000

Controlling the Reaction Environment in Sustainable Catalytic Processes to Produce Fuels, Chemicals, and Power

$159,821

Site/ation Studio: Indigenous Land as Art

$125,000

Toward Autonomy and Resilience of Control Systems Using an Industry 4.0 Platform $125,000
µXRF Mapping for Mineral Exploration and Mineral Processing

$125,000

AI-driven Platform for Translating Precision Medicine Discoveries in Women’s Cancers

$325,000

Controlled-Environment Facility for Crop Pathology and Genetics Research (CEF-CPG)

$125,000

Using fNIRS to Uncover Neurodevelopmental Difference arising from Prematurity

$245,000

Advanced Bioproducts from Canadian Forests

$400,000

The Experimental Linguistics and Fieldwork Lab

$61,152

Beyond Ratings: A Neurophysiology Lab to Assess the Neurobiology of Pain

$109,397

Multifunctional Borylenes for Metal and Boron-mediated Reactions

$125,000

Healthy Brain Development in Preterm Infants

$123,640

Innovations for Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation

$120,596

Laboratory for Emerging-research in Aerial Visual Extended Surveillance

$116,854

Critical Future Studio/Lab $116,800
Sonic Production, Intelligence, Research, and Applications Lab (SPIRAL)

$106,222

Mapping the Virus-Immune Interactome

$150,000

Musculoskeletal Health and Mobility Laboratory Infrastructure

$125,000

37 projects / projets

$5,730,683

University of Calgary

Many-body Quantum Optics Using Superconducting Circuits

$300,000

Enabling Molecular Computing: Spectroscopic Evaluation of Molecular Computing Components

$160,000

Laboratory for High-throughput Experimentation and Kinetic Investigation

$320,000

Microbiota-immune Interactions and Host Defence against Infections and Sepsis

$365,000

Processing Bodies are Central Hubs of Innate Immune Regulation, Inflammation and Tumourigenesis

$93,610

Deconvolution of Molecular Heterogeneity in Brain Cancer

$254,161

Development and Performance Assessment of Eco-friendly Concrete Materials Incorporating Innovative Seeding Admixtures

$150,000

Next-generation Cable-assisted Robotic Machining System

$140,730

A Cloud Computing and Mobile Device Farm Facility for Health Data Science Research $144,184
Stories of Energy Transition $29,650
Functional Ultrasound Imaging for Discovering Mechanisms and Treatments of Alzheimer’s Disease and Vascular Dysfunction $249,606
Role of the Innate Immune System in Cardiac Homeostasis and Repair $433,937
Precision Medicine Approach to Trauma-induced Coagulopathy $396,000

13 projects / projets

$3,036,878

University of Guelph

Nokom's House

$298,160

Exploring Neutron Stars using Computer Simulations

$181,830

Integrated Carbon and Nitrogen Thermal Cracking System to Understand Soil Organic Matter Persistence

$130,000

Advanced Thermogravimetric Analyzer for Chemical Upcycling of Agri-food Biomass

$265,718

Infrastructure to Establish a Nutrition and Intestinal Health Laboratory

$85,720

5 projects / projets

$961,428

University of Lethbridge

Centre for Indigenous Arts Research and Transdisciplinary Praxis (CiART)

$82,879

1 project / projet

$82,879

University of Manitoba

Advanced Research Computing (ARC) to Drive Forth the Digital Agriculture Revolution in Canada

$136,093

Subatomic Physics Detector Development Infrastructure

$86,255

Flood Impacts Research System

$121,584

An Integrated In Vivo Imaging Platform for Translational Cancer Research

$160,000

Teleost Center for Development and Repair to Study the Mechanisms of Neural Stem/Crest Cells in Health and Disease

$334,956

Functional Characterisation of the Unfolded Protein Response in Triple Negative Breast Cancer

$150,099

Extracellular Vesicles in Health and Disease

$160,000

A Functional Imaging Suite for Interrogation of Neural Networks

$332,341

Climate Change Resilience Plant Systems Biology Laboratory

$160,000

Towards a Unified Radio Infrastructure: Design and Proof of Concept

$345,000

10 projects / projets

$1,986,328

University of New Brunswick

Next Generation Water Monitoring

$150,000

QSUM - A new laboratory for Quantum Sensing and Ultra-cold Matter

$150,000

2 projects / projets

$300,000

University of Northern British Columbia

Integrated Analysis of Myelin Gene Expression at the DNA, RNA and Protein Level

$99,459

Enhanced Infrastructure for Wood Building Vibration and Acoustics Research $99,979

2 projects / projets

$199,438

University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Climatic Human Factors & Performance Laboratory

$160,061

1 project / projet

$160,061

University of Ottawa / Université d’Ottawa

Mitigating Impacts of Industrial Pollutants on Human and Ecosystem Health

$351,959

A Translational Platform For Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Novel Patient Populations

$191,320

Intracranial Hemorrhage Center of Excellence

$125,000

Inclusion, Interaction, and Intervention: The Triple-I Lab

$519,576

Intelligent Verification and Adaptation of Critical IoT Systems (VERACITY)

$118,922

Laboratoire de recherche critique en droits et santé mentale

$47,898

6 projects / projets

$1,354,675

University of Prince Edward Island

Complex Gill Disease Initiative

$55,724

1 project / projet

$55,724

University of Saskatchewan

Historical GIS Laboratory Expansion for Long-Term Indigenous Research

$15,200

A Real-Time Simulation Testbed for Research on Distribution System Modernization

$137,780

High-speed Imaging Platform for Deep Phenotyping of Zebrafish Models of Cardiovascular Disease

$175,000

Software Analytics Research Lab

$350,000

4 projects / projets

$677,980

University of Toronto

Enabling Sustainable e-Mobility through Intelligent Thermal Management Systems for EVs and Charging Infrastructure

$600,000

Structural Biology Laboratory

$160,000

Advanced Live Cell Imaging and Isothermal Calorimetry for the Study Immune Cell Dysfunction and Inflammation

$429,308

Baby Brain and Behaviour Lab (BaBBL): Electrophysiological Measures of Infant Speech and Language Development

$75,001

Targeted Therapeutics to Enhance Radiotherapy Efficacy and Safety in the Era of Image-guided Conformal Treatment

$782,975

Child Obesity and Metabolic Health in Pregnancy: A Novel Approach to Chronic Disease Prevention and Planetary Health

$148,186

Kinetics-transport Interaction Towards Deposition of Carbon Particulates in Meso-channel Supercritical Fuel Flows

$99,337

The Evolutionary Genomics of Infectious Phytopathogen Emergence

$120,000

A Study of Induced Seismicity through Novel Triaxial Experiments and Data Analysis Methodologies

$100,000

Towards the Sustainable Development of Energy Resources - Fundamentals & Implications of Hydraulic Fracturing Technology

$400,000

Characterizing and Unlocking the Therapeutic Potential of Stem Cells and the Leukemic Microenvironment

$479,998

Combination Ribonucleic Acid Treatment Technology lab

$150,000

The Microbiome Engineering Laboratory for Resource Recovery

$200,000

Integrated Non-invasive Human Neuroimaging and Neuromodulation Platform

$216,679

Neuronal Mechanisms of Dynamic Emotional Behavior

$140,000

Stem Cell Models to Investigate Brain Function in Development and Disease

$466,818

Constraining Source Compositions and Timescales of Mass Transport using Femtosecond LA-MC-ICPMS

$560,000

The Advanced Membranes (AM) Laboratory for Sustainable Water Management and Resource Recovery

$200,000

Preclinical Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Targeted Brain Tumour Therapies

$765,626

Role of Pancreatic and Gut Hormones in Energy Metabolism

$250,000

Technologies to Interrogate and Control Carbohydrate-mediated Immunity

$250,000

Durable Low Ice Adhesion Coatings Laboratory

$125,000

Mapping the Dark Metabolome using Click Chemistry Tools

$400,000

Macromolecular Bioelectronics Encoded for Self-assembly, Degradability, and Electron Transport

$400,000

Expediting Knowledge Synthesis Using Artificial Intelligence – CAL®-Synthesi.SR Dashboard

$148,685

Real Time High-resolution Imaging and Cell Sorting for Studying Multi-organ Repair and Regeneration after Lung Injury

$508,323

Improving Collaboration Efficiency for Fork-based Software Development

$80,000

27 projects / projets

$8,255,936

University of Victoria

4-dimensional Imaging of Brain Structure and Function in Real Time

$330,000

Protein Structural Biology and Molecular Interactions Facility

$180,000

Public and Environmental Health Sequencing Facility

$175,000

Orbitrap Modifications to Improve Performance for Biomedical Analysis

$175,000

Infrastructure to Establish a Molecular Health Research Centre for Study of Public Health Priority Areas $310,000
EPR Characterization of Sensitive Chemical Species and Systems Under Inert and Controlled Illumination Conditions $120,000
An Adaptive Genomics Platform for Crop Improvement $100,000
Restoration Futures Laboratory (RFL) $64,873

8 projects / projets

$1,454,873

University of Waterloo

Public Health Research and Analytics Lab: A Platform for Disease Mapping, Health Data Analyses and Knowledge Translation

$76,000

Understanding Gait Patterns in Health and Disease

$100,000

Multi-element Signatures to Trace Nutrient Sources, Pathways and Processes: From Field to Watershed Scales

$135,000

Microscopy System for Targeting S-Palmitoylation in Neurodegeneration

$160,000

Scalable Infrastructure for Big Data Systems

$220,000

Mild-impact-induced Cavitation in Soft Matter and Traumatic Brain Injury: From Fluid Physics to Applied Health

$80,000

Continuous, Intelligent, Semantics-Aware Fuzz Testing of System Software

$75,108

Establishment of the Glacier and Cryosphere Research Laboratory

$76,000

Infrastructure for Advanced Hemodynamics Research

$100,000

Infrastructure for Advancing Vision-Based Structural Assessment Technologies

$137,000

Collaborative Digital Heritage Studio (CoDHerS)

$130,000

Infrastructure for Scalable End-to-End Differentially Private Machine Learning

$80,000

Biofilms as Bioreactors: Using Microbial Processes to Sequester Carbon and Remediate Metals in Mine Waste Materials $100,000
Developing Correct, Efficient, and Transparent Build and Deployment Pipelines $100,000
Advanced Characterization Facility for Stable Metal Halide Perovskite Materials and Devices $125,619
The Seamless User-Centred Conscious Experience Study System (SUCCESS) $71,000
deTOUR lab $32,652
Laboratory for Trapped Ion Quantum Computing with Nonidentical Qubits $202,421
Advancing the Next Generation of Biomanufacturing Systems $472,000
Understanding the Transport Phenomena and Reaction Kinetics in Mixed Ionic-electronic Conducting (MIEC) Membranes $79,900
Understanding the Role of Defects in Artificial Leaves using In-Situ Multimodal Characterizations and Calculation $105,000

21 projects / projets

$2,657,700

University of Western Ontario (The)

Bioactive Hydrogels for 3D Bioprinting of Living Tissues

$254,814

Gene Therapy Development for Musculoskeletal Diseases

$387,254

NMR Instrumentation for High Resolution Protein Structures, High Throughput Drug Screening & Metabolomics

$790,004

CerebroVascular-NeuroMetabolic Interactions in Humans

$257,381

Neurophysiology of Acute and Persistent Concussion in Younger and Older Adults

$203,286

Bridge Health Monitoring Laboratory for Next-generation Structural Inspection and Maintenance

$138,680

Memory-intensive High-dimensional Models for Financial Data and Risk Management

$257,613

Optical Coordinate Measuring Device to Quantify Wear of Orthopaedic Implants

$280,782

Surviving Memory in Postwar El Salvador: A Collaborative Research Initiative

$52,026

9 projects / projets

$2,621,840

University of Windsor

Infrastructure for Clean Energy Research: Innovative Studies on Novel Catalysts for Small-Molecule Fixation

$75,001

Compound-specific isotope analysis of greenhouse gases, contaminants and ecological tracers

$150,000

2 projects / projets

$225,001

University of Winnipeg (The)

The Centre for Access to Information and Justice, the Access Lab, and Transparency in the Digital Age

$23,822

1 project / projet

$23,822

Vancouver Island University

Tri-kingdom Eco-evolutionary Dynamics and Implications for Conservation

$142,434

The View from 2117: Human Actions, Consequences and Perspectives on Mountain Regions

$59,429

2 projects / projets

$201,863

Wilfrid Laurier University

Mapping Stories Global Research Lab

$57,077

Speciation Analyses for Elucidating Molecular Mechanisms of Environmental Selenium Chemistry and Toxicology

$200,000

2 projects / projets

$257,077

York University

DEXR LAB

$100,000

Machine Learning and Additive Manufacturing for the Development of Next Generation Materials

$140,000

Organic Synthesis for Development of Therapeutics

$107,000

Microvascular Epigenetics of Physical Activity

$80,000

The Climate-Data-Driven Design (CD3) Facility for Built Infrastructure

$140,000

Infrastructure for the Catalytic Synthesis of Medicinally Relevant Organofluorine Compounds

$160,000

Establishment of the Intelligent Visualization Laboratory $114,726
Generative Modeling for CryoEM, Hyperspectral Imagery and Video $140,000
Neuromechanics of Balance Deficits During Dynamic Stance $125,000
Next Generation of Neutrino Detector for the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) $125,000
Social and Technological Systems lab $50,000
Center for Research on Addiction Vulnerability in Early Life $50,000
Biophotonics Diagnosis, Treatment and Dosimetry in Age-related Disorders and Human Diseases $160,000
The Centre for Public AI (CPAI) $69,385

14 projects / projets

$1,561,111

 

NOTE:
As part of this announcement, an additional $17,839,166 was awarded under the Infrastructure Operating Fund (IOF), a mechanism that assists institutions with the incremental operating and maintenance costs associated with the new infrastructure.