Putting science to work to boost innovation and skills training

More than $10 million awarded to 11 Canadian colleges and polytechnics for new research equipment


July 25, 2018

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA — Canadian entrepreneurs know the path to commercial success often begins with research and development. When business people partner with researchers, they can test their bright ideas in a state-of-the-art lab until it works for today’s marketplace. In return, scientists advance their work and students gain valuable hands-on experience that prepares them for the jobs of today and tomorrow.

This is how the Government of Canada is putting science to work — by investing in the tools researchers need to support top talent and partnerships with businesses.

Today the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, announced more than $10 million in funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) for new research infrastructure at 11 colleges and polytechnics across Canada.

The Minister made the announcement at Red River College, which is receiving more than $1 million in funding through the CFI to support the creation of a research space dedicated to addressing the growing demand for culinary research from the food and agriculture sectors.

For more information, read the full news release from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation.