Whether they’re delving into the development of advanced medical technologies or recording previously undocumented refugee stories, researchers need state-of-the-art labs and equipment to make important discoveries.
Five Concordia research projects — led by faculty members Philip Abrami, Alex De Visscher, Claudine Gauthier, Ali Nazemi and Luis Carlos Sotelo Castro — have received financial support from the Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec to help them continue their groundbreaking work.
The total combined project funding is over $1.6 million dollars, with $623,595 coming from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) and matching funds from Quebec’s Ministry of Economy, Science and Innovation (MESI), as well as support from the university and industry partners.
CFI and MESI investment plays an important research support role for Canadian universities, helping them to attract and retain top talent — particularly early-career researchers — by providing them with what they need to excel in their field.
“Ensuring that our scientists are well-prepared with the absolute paramount in tools and equipment for research and discovery is what we’re here for,” says the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science.
“These journeys can lead to achievements such as an improved economy and a better job market, and can also fuel an active research community here in Canada and internationally.”
Christophe Guy, vice-president of Research and Graduate Studies at Concordia, says leading-edge equipment and facilities play a key role in ensuring that Concordia’s researchers can make breakthrough discoveries.
“Investigations into new ways to replace fossil fuels, improve weather forecasting capability and support literacy — to name just a few — are propelling the university’s growing reputation as a leading knowledge-creation institution,” he adds.
“We thank the Canada Foundation for Innovation and the Quebec Ministry of Economy, Science and Innovation for their investment in our next-generation research.”
An overview of the 5 projects funded by the JELF