The Ontario government announced supports for local research teams through the Ontario Research Fund-Infrastructure program this week.
The program provides research institutions with funding to help support infrastructure needs such as modern facilities and equipment.
The announcement includes support for 12 southwestern Ontario research teams to help them make discoveries.
“Research teams in southwestern Ontario are ready to make breakthroughs in key areas like health, the environment, and advanced manufacturing,” said Minister of Research and Innovation Reza Moridi. “Their world-class research will improve our quality of life and our economic future.”
The Southwestern Ontario portion of the funding includes funding for Guelph University, St. Joseph’s Health Care Guelph, the University of Waterloo, the University of Windsor, and Western University.
These local projects include:
- Developing a new CT scan to detect cancer and cardiovascular disease earlier;
- Protecting our migratory birds; and
- Building the next generation of smart, green vehicles.
Across Ontario, the project will support more than 5,000 researchers working on 42 projects at 18 institutions.