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City Universities Receive Millions in Research Grants

May 22, 2013 6:58 AM | News

University of ManitobaUniversity of WinnipegThe 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.