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    A monumental investment

    The federal government has announced close to $1B in funding to advance breakthrough research and innovation in Canada.

    [Aerial photo of Queen's campus]

    Today, the Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages announced $960M in funding through Canada’s Tri-Agencies and the Canada Foundation for Innovation to support research across its lifecycle.

    The funding was announced on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry and the Honourable Mark Holland, Minister of Health, and ranges from efforts to bolster support of bolstering student research to securing vital equipment to promoting early career researchers and world-leading experts. 

    At Queen’s, $23.9M has been awarded to researchers across disciplines – advancing research from neutrino detection and climate action to ensuring equal access in sport for Canadians with disabilities.

    "This bundle announcement highlights the strengths and breadth of research at Queen’s and its wide implications for Canadians – from ensuring equal access to persons with disabilities to understanding the mechanisms of rare disease to developing novel water disinfection systems," says Nancy Ross, Vice-Principal (Research). "Our partners in government and the tri-agencies are critical in advancing this research and providing training opportunities for researchers and students at all levels. We thank them for this support and encourage even more investment moving forward."

    Learn more about the funded projects and initiatives at Queen’s in the articles below:

    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council – Partnership

    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council – Insight

    Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council – Discovery

    Canada Foundation for Innovation – John R. Evans Leaders Fund