Canada funds additional Networks of Centres of Excellence

December 17, 2014

In addition to the $25 M allocated to the Biotherapeutics for Cancer Treatment Network of Centres of Excellence (NCE), Canada has awarded NCE funding to 3 additional new projects and renewed the funding of a fourth. Also receiving new funding for 5 years are the Aging Gracefully across Environments using Technology to Support Wellness, Engagement and Long Life (AGE-WELL) project; the Canadian Glycomics Network; and the Canadian Arrhythmia Network (CANet). CANet, based in London, will receive $26.3 M to link together an interdisciplinary team of more than 100 researchers across Canada. “We want to find innovative solutions to be able to allow arrhythmia patients to have the best possible care,” said Anthony Tang, a professor at WesternU’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Funding for NeuroDevNet, meanwhile, has been renewed for an additional 5 years. Canada now funds 14 NCEs. NCE News Release | WesternU News Release