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Researchers across Canada receive major investments to tackle national and global challenges

OTTAWA, Sept. 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- To ensure Canadian research continues to remain competitive and produce results that benefit society, it is critical to attract and retain talented researchers. State-of-the-art facilities and equipment are essential for these researchers to make advances in important areas such as genetics, quantum technologies, artificial intelligence, climate change, and health and well-being.

Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced more than $64 million to support 251 research infrastructure projects at 40 universities across the country. This contribution, through the Canada Foundation for Innovation's (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF), will help universities more competitively recruit and retain outstanding researchers by helping acquire the state-of-the-art labs, equipment and facilities they need to make discoveries that will have an impact on Canadians.

For example, projects being funded through the JELF will contribute to:

Find the full list of recipients here.


"Canada is world-renowned for our state-of-the-art institutions and talented researchers. Through this Fund, our government is strengthening our leadership and competitive advantage by supporting Canadians to pursue discoveries, overcome challenges and innovate to make a more prosperous, equitable and sustainable future for all."

? The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry

"Thanks to the Canada Foundation for Innovation's John R. Evans Leaders Fund, universities across the country will be able to attract and support promising, world-class researchers who will use their expertise and creativity to bring novel ideas to solve concrete problems that impact society. The CFI proudly contributes to this mission by supporting, from coast to coast to coast, projects in areas ranging from wastewater treatment to DNA approaches for cancer therapy, permitting brilliant minds to kick start or move their careers forward."

 ? Roseann O'Reilly Runte, President and CEO, Canada Foundation for Innovation

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About the Canada Foundation for Innovation

Since 1997, the Canada Foundation for Innovation has been investing in infrastructure that researchers need to think big, innovate and push the boundaries of knowledge. State-of-the-art research facilities and equipment increase the capability of Canada's universities, colleges, research hospitals and non-profit research organizations to carry out high-quality research. This, in turn, helps them 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.


Benoît Clément
Media Relations and Social Media Specialist
Canada Foundation for Innovation
C: 613-943-2580

Laurie Bouchard
Senior Manager, Communications
Office of the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry

Media Relations
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

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