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October 12, 2012

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

- Cumulative to October 12, 2012

Institution / Établissement

Projects Approved / Projets appuyés

Concordia University

1

Dalhousie University

1

École Polytechnique de Montréal

1

McGill University

7

McMaster University

1

Memorial University of Newfoundland

1

Mount Saint Vincent University

2

Queen’s University

2

Saint Mary’s University

2

Université de Moncton

1

Université de Montréal

1

Université de Sherbrooke

1

Université du Québec – École de technologie supérieure

1

Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

1

University of Alberta

2

University of British Columbia (The)

3

University of Calgary

3

University of Regina

1

University of Toronto

6

University of Waterloo

2

Total  20  institutions / établissements

40

 

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

Gouin, Jean-Philippe

Social Psychophysiology Laboratory

$99,999

Total

1

$99,999

Dalhousie University

Brownstone, Robert

Light Activation of Spinal Cord Networks

$124,059

Total

1

$124,059

École Polytechnique de Montréal

Lévesque, Martin

Multiscale Modelling of Advanced Aerospace Materials Testing Infrastructure

125 000 $

Total

1

125 000 $

McGill University 

Levin, Mindy

Enhancing Arm Motor Recovery Through Rehabilitation After Brain Injury: Fundamental and Clinically Applied Research Across the Lifespan

58 000 $

Nicolau, Belinda

Life Course Studies in Oral Health

98 384 $

Musallam, Wissam

Brain Machine Interfaces for Paralysis and Patients with Neurological Diseases

100 000 $

Ernst, Carl

The Douglas Hospital Induced-Pluripotent Stem Cell Laboratory for Cognitive Disorders

120 000 $

Madrenas, Joaquin

Advanced Cell Sorting Unit to Study Human T cell Activation

200 000 $

Sankey, Jack

Renovations and Equipment for Room Temperature and Cryogenic Optomechanics Experiments

360 000 $

Heymann, Jody

Building the First Global Longitudinal Health and Social Policy (Global LHSP) Data Infrastructure

399 999 $

Total

7

1 336 383 $


McMaster University

Sloboda, Deborah

Infrastructure to Support the Study of Perinatal Programming of Offspring Physiologic Function and Disease Risk

$357,034

Total

1

$357,034



Memorial University of Newfoundland

Tarasov, Lev

High Performance Scientific Computing Infrastructure for Canada Research Chair in Glacial Dynamics Modelling

$100,000

Total

1

$100,000



Mount Saint Vincent University

Gonick, Marnina

Atlantic Centre for Research and Education on Girls and Women

$38,413

Williams, Patricia

Participatory Action Research and Training Centre on Food Security - Phase 2.  Innovating for Community Food Security: Activating Change Together Through Participatory Action Research

$74,935

Total

2

$113,348

Queen’s University

Zou, Ying

Techniques and Tools for the Development and Evolution of Service Oriented Architecture Applications

$50,000

Evans, Andrew

New Metal-Catalyzed Allylic Substitution and Higher-Order Carbocyclization Reactions

$400,000

Total

2

$450,000

Saint Mary’s University

Fridell, Gavin

Trade and Development Research Laboratory

$13,476

Thacker, Robert

Large Memory Server to Augment the St Mary's Computational Astrophysics Laboratory

$36,031

Total

2

$49,507

Université de Moncton

Beaton, Ann

Centre de recherche en relations intergroupes

25 481 $

Total

1

25 481 $


Université de Montréal

Bianchi, Andrea

Laue Camera for the Characterization and Electrochemical Spectroscopy for the Modification of Topological Materials

79 924 $

Total

1

79 924 $


Université de Sherbrooke

Groleau, Denis

Unité de fermentation pour le développement accéléré de bioprocédés microbiens

94 684 $

Total

1

94 684 $

Université du Québec – École de technologie supérieure

Cloutier, Sylvain G.

Infrastructure for the Characterization of Hybrid Optoelectronic Materials and Devices

130 801 $

Total

1

130 801 $

Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

Brunelle, Natacha

Laboratoire de traitement et d'analyse de données sur les trajectoires de consommation

22 731 $

Total

1

22 731 $

University of Alberta

Erbilgin, Nadir

Infrastructure to Investigate Emerging Biological Threats in Canadian Boreal Forest Ecosystems and Integration with Chemical Ecology

$90,994

Shmulevitz, Maya

Facility for Functional Genomic Analysis of Oncolytic Viruses

$176,552

Total

2

$267,546

University of British Columbia (The)

Schoof, Christian

Subglacial Drainage Monitoring

$41,106

Liu-Ambrose, Teresa

Promoting Neurocognitive Function Through Exercise: Pioneering Precise Prescriptions

$56,944

Kwon, Brian

Preclinical and Translational Research in Spinal Cord Injury

$75,000

Total

3

$173,050

University of Calgary

Altier, Christophe

Electrophysiological Recordings and Calcium Imaging of Pain-Sensing Neurons in Inflammatory Conditions

$52,718

Hill, Matthew

Neural Mechanisms Subserving the Effects of Stress on Mood and Anxiety: Focus on the Role of the Endocannabinoid System

$323,884

Ghannouchi, Fadhel

Millimeter-Wave Radio Facility

$379,990

Total

3

$756,592


University of Regina

Marsh, Charity

The Centre for Indigenous Hip Hop and Community Research - The Popular Music and Mobile Media Lab

$61,417

Total

1

$61,417

University of Toronto 

Moraes, Trevor

Membrane Protein: Protein Interaction Facility

$107,562

Hynynen, Kullervo

Equipment for Focused Ultrasound Research

$152,216

Moffat, Jason

Next Generation Sequencing Capacity for Functional Genetic Screens in Mammalian Cells and Synthetic Antibody Development

$155,540

Angers, Stephane

High Resolution Confocal Cell Imaging Platform

$160,000

Claycomb, Julie

Dissecting the Roles of Gene Silencing Pathways in Chromatin - Modulation, Development, and Adaptation

$200,000

Siminovitch, Katherine

Molecular Dissection of Immunologic Disease

$227,460

Total

6

$1,002,778

University of Waterloo

Scholer, Abigail

Motivational Science Laboratory to Support Research in Motivated Social Cognition

$40,001

Gu, Frank

Intravital Microscopy Infrastructure for the Study of Nanoparticle Efficacy and Toxicity in Vivo

$100,000

Total

2

$140,001

TOTAL

40 projects / projets

$5,510,335

NOTE:

As part of this announcement, an additional $1,653,101 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 1 653 101 $ 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.