The University of Manitoba and University of Winnipeg have been awarded federal funding for grants and scholarships from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).
The U of M will receive nearly $10 million over the next five years to support research in a variety of areas, including magnetism at the nanoscale, learning and memory, and geothermal energy. The U of W will get $2.2 million to fund its own research projects.
“We are pleased and excited to be getting these funds to help us further our research objectives,” said Dr. Jino Distasio, U of W’s associate vice-president of Research and Innovation. “These grants promote and support our research abilities. We are proud to contribute to Canada’s pool of expert research, fostering excellence and providing a stimulating environment for our students and faculty.
NSERC supports almost 30,000 post-secondary students and postdoctoral fellows in their advanced studies.