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Minister of Science and Sport, Kirsty Duncan (centre) at U of M Health Sciences campus for announcement of CFI-JELF awards.

(front row, l-r): CRC Janilyn Arsenio (JELF recipient), Minister of Science and Sport Kirsty Duncan, CRC Meghan Azad (JELF recipient), Pierre Norman (CFI VP External Relations & Communications) (back row, l-r): JELF recipients CRC Marcelo Urquia and Gerd Prehna, MP Robert-Falcon Ouelette, Paul Wiebe (HSC), JELF recipient Filiz Koksel and VP Research and International at the U of M Digvir Jayas.

Seven U of M research projects funded by CFI

The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, was at the University of Manitoba on March 14 to highlight more than $39 million for state-of-the-art research labs and equipment through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF).

This investment will support 251 researchers leading 186 projects at 43 universities across Canada. JELF aims to help universities attract and retain top talent from around the globe by providing researchers with the highly specialized infrastructure they require to be leaders in their field.

“Since 1997, the Canada Foundation for Innovation has been ensuring Canadian researchers have the tools they need to push the frontiers of knowledge in all disciplines,” the minister said. “The stable, long-term funding we are celebrating today will help Canada continue to be an international destination for research and innovation.”

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