Eight genomics projects with focus on strengthening environment receive funding

July 26, 2021
Almost $60M has been invested in eight genomics projects across Canada that aim to strengthen environmental sustainability. Funding includes $24.4M from the Government of Canada, $1.5M from Genome Canada and Natural Resources Canada, and $35.4M from universities, industry, and international partners. Projects include research on supporting the North Atlantic Right Wale co-led by Timothy R Frasier of Saint Mary’s University; a project on oil spill response in the North led by University of Manitoba researchers; and a project on biodiversity protection led by researchers from the University of Victoria, Institut national de la recherche scientifique, Université du Québec en Outaouais, and Université Laval. “Improving our resiliency to a changing climate will increase the competitiveness of our natural resources sector,” said Seamus O’Regan Jr, Minister of Natural Resources. Genome Canada (National)