CFI Announces $422 Million in Research Grants

November 28, 2006

The Canada Foundation for Innovation announced yesterday "a $422 million investment in new state-of-the-art research infrastructure" in 86 projects at 35 universities, colleges, research hospitals and non-profit research institutions across the country, to help ensure Canada is "a nation of innovation." Big winner universities were uMontreal ($31 million), UBC ($27 million), uWaterloo ($26 million), uAlberta ($22 million), uSaskatchewan ($22 million), uCalgary ($20 million), uGuelph ($15 million), McMaster ($14 million), UWO ($12 million), uToronto ($11 million), Laval ($10 million), Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal ($8 million), uOttawa ($8 million), uQuebec Chicoutimi ($8 million), Queen's ($7 million), McGill ($6 million), and Dalhousie ($6 million). CFI funds 40% of project costs, and most institutions will be able to apply to provincial governments for matching funds. A full listing of projects appears on the CFI website.