UBC-led research teams receive over $21M for nanomedicine, clean water project

May 1, 2019

The University of British Columbia has received over $21M in federal funding from the Networks of Centres of Excellence for research projects on nanomedicine, water quality for Indigenous communities, and composite manufacturing for industry—have also garnered $1.6M each from Ottawa. A UBC release states that the network behind the nanomedicine initiative has developed five out of the ten drugs approved by United States, Canadian, and European regulatory agencies. The clean water project incorporates a “community circle” model as it supports Indigenous communities, while NCE funding for the Composites Research Network Knowledge Mobilization Centre will help transfer knowledge to small businesses while improving composites manufacturing across Canada. UBC (BC)