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Leading U of M Researcher Secure Project Funding

January 8, 2014 2:04 PM | News

By Brian Schultz

University of ManitobaFive researchers from the University of Manitoba have been awarded $854,986 to carry out projects in their respective fields.

The funding, which comes from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) John E. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF), helps universities attract and retain top researchers.

The projects range from finding strategies for Prairie watershed management systems, causes of aging at the molecular level, answers to what makes up the universe, the best insects for natural pest control, and the set-up of a new performance studies centre.

“Canadian institutions benefit from investments in research infrastructure which provides the tools needed to be at the forefront of innovation,” says Dr. Gilles Patry, president and CEO of the CFI. “The research conducted in these labs and facilities will also train a new generation of researchers which will help Canada maintain its position as a global economic leader.”

The fund was originally launched in 2005 as the Leaders Opportunity Fund.