UBC received over $20 million in funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to enhance current research facilities with new equipment.
The support comes from CFI’s Innovation Fund and provides researchers with the tools and laboratories they need to advance their research. The funding will support 14 projects, seven of which are led by UBC scientists.
“Today’s investment from CFI’s Innovation Fund helps strengthen UBC’s research capacity,” said John Hepburn, vice president research and international. “This funding is important for attracting and retaining researchers at UBC and allows us to stay at the leading edge of globally important research areas.”
The $20 million for UBC projects was part of a $333-million investment for new research infrastructure across the country announced by the Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology) at an event in Ottawa.
Details about the UBC projects that received funding will be announced in the coming weeks. More information about CFI can be found here.