A Flurry of CFI Media Releases

November 28, 2006

With plenty of good news to go around, media relations departments were busy yesterday. uWaterloo, which hosted the CFI press conference, received funds to equip a quantum-nano building, upgrade the most powerful submillimetre wavelength astronomical camera in the world (in Hawaii), and create an electronically-shielded radio test chamber and labs. UBC received funding to bridge the "commercialization gap" for drug research, investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying brain disease, establish a Quantum Materials Spectroscopy Centre (at uSask), and 3 other projects. UWO received funding for a "Green Building" for developing environmental technologies, and Canada's first "bird wind tunnel" to study avian physiology. uGuelph obtained funding for three world-class research collaborations that will "position the University and Canada at the forefront of X-ray diffraction, nuclear physics and life sciences and bioelectrochemistry." uToronto researchers received funding for seven projects including bioacoustophotonics, scanning tunnelling spectroscopy, and plant phenogenomics. Queen's Centre for Neurosciences will develop new tools for assessing and treating brain disorders such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. (For some reason, the link to McGill's media release did not function.)