CFI JOHN R. EVANS LEADERS FUND FOR EQUIPMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE
The Government of Canada, through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), announced a $96-million investment in research infrastructure across Canada through the John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF). CFI’s investment supports 377 new research infrastructure projects at 55 institutions Canada-wide. The investment includes more than $22M under their Infrastructure Operating Fund.
This includes $10.61M for 41 state-of-the-art UBC labs and equipment, including $1.4M awarded to six UBCO researchers.
(August 18, 2020)
An additional $1.3M in matching funds from the BC Knowledge Discovery Fund (BCKDF) have been received.
Establishment of the Mucin Glycobiology Laboratory at UBC
Kirk Bergstrom, Biology
$154,000 CFI ($154,000 matching BCKDF funds received)
Center for Transportation and Land Use Research (CeTLUR)
Mahmudur Fatmi, Civil Engineering
$106,729 ($106,729 matching BCKDF funds received)
Infrastructure to Advance Extracellular Vesicle Biology & Technology
Mina Hoorfar, Electrical/Mechanical Engineering
$800,000 ($800,000 matching BCKDF funds received)
(Re)Media Interdisciplinary Research Infrastructure and Program
Emily Murphy, Digital Humanities
$122,165 (matching BCKDF funds – still pending)
The Stroke Management and eHealth Innovation Laboratory
Brodie Sakakibara, Chronic Disease and Prevention
$85,534 ($85,534 matching BCKDF funds received)
Solution-processed Thin Film Semiconductors for Photovoltaic and Photoelectrochemical Applications
Alexander Uhl, Electrical/Mechanical Engineering
$160,000 ($160,000 matching BCKDF funds received)