UBC, Dal, UQAM secure $2.9M for whale research

March 14, 2019

The Government of Canada has provided $2.9M to Dalhousie University, the University of British Columbia, and Université du Québec à Montréal for research into endangered whales. The government funds will go towards scientific research on the south resident killer whale, North Atlantic right whale, and the St Lawrence estuary beluga. “The goal of this initiative is to support researchers at Canadian universities by leveraging our financial and our scientific resources in a way that help protects injured whales while also inspiring the next generation of scientists to persuade meaningful in this field,” said Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard Jonathan Wilkinson. CTV News (NS | QC | BC)