NSERC announces funding for research networks at McMaster, uToronto

December 2, 2014

The National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) has announced funding for 2 new research initiatives. Researchers at McMaster University will receive $5 M in funding over 5 years for its FloodNet Network, which is working toward building an advanced warning system to protect Canadians from the effects of floods. The FloodNet Network includes researchers from the University of Guelph, Université Laval, the University of Manitoba, l’Université de Moncton, the University of New Brunswick, the University of Saskatchewan, Trent University, the University of Waterloo, and Western University. The University of Toronto will also receive $5 M toward the launch of its Industrial Biocatalysis Network, a collaboration with Concordia University and UBC. This initiative will examine ways to use enzymes to produce more environmentally friendly chemicals, plastics, and other products. NSERC News Release | UBC News Release