Major investments in innovative, world-class research to benefit all Canadians
MONTRÉAL, March 15, 2021 /CNW/ – Research and science are essential to creating opportunity for Canadians and finding solutions to the challenges of today and tomorrow. That’s why the Government of Canada has committed more than $10 billion since 2016 to fund research and science, and that’s why its response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been guided by research and science. To keep Canadians safe and supported through this crisis, and to build back better for everyone, we will continue to make smart investments in Canadian research and those who power it.
On March 3, the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, announced an investment, through the Canada Foundation for Innovation, to support more than 100 research projects and almost 1,000 researchers across the country. Today, William Amos, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry (Science), highlighted investments of more than $74 million in various research projects taking place at McGill University ($41.9 million), Concordia University($723,417), Polytechnique Montréal ($3.1 million), Université de Montréal ($23.3 million), Université du Québec—École de technologie supérieure ($4.5 million) and Université du Québec à Montréal ($722,423).
At McGill University, $7 million of the more than $41-million investment will go to the Building Architecture Research Node, an interdisciplinary team of McGill researchers who, along with private and public sector partners, are aiming to develop regional, carbon-negative approaches to construction, linking sustainable forestry with timber innovations.
By continuing to invest in science and research, we’re helping create new jobs, a cleaner environment and healthier communities—now and into the future.