$94 million for medical research in Ontario

June 12, 2009

The Ontario government announced last Thursday a $94-million investment in 31 genomics and medical research projects conducted by over 300 researchers in 7 communities across the province. The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, affiliated with the University of Ottawa, will receive $18.5 million for cancer and stem cell research. The investment follows last month's announcement by the province of a $100-million Global Leadership Round in Genomics and Life Sciences fund. The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations says the funding helps replace money the federal government cut from national granting agencies. Ontario News Release | uOttawa News Release | OCUFA News Release | Ottawa Citizen | Hamilton Spectator