Canada invests over $77M in over 332 research infrastructure projects across Canada

August 12, 2021
The Government of Canada has invested over $77M through the John R Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) in over 332 research infrastructure projects across the country. The funds will support projects covering a wide range of topics from climate change to healthcare at 50 universities across Canada. Projects include the University of British Columbia’s work on the prevention and treatment of infections, the University of Guelph’s work on Indigenous research methods, the University of Saskatchewan’s development of real-time testbeds for energy management systems, OCAD University’s work on “shadow pandemics,” and the University of Calgary’s work on eco-friendly concrete. “These investments will not only support our ground-breaking contributions to science and research but also improve our economy, environment and quality of life,” said Francois-Philippe Champagne, Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry. Globe Newswire (National)