The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced today that six UBCO research projects would collectively receive more than $800,000 in infrastructure funding.
Funded projects include everything from next generation video surveillance for environmental monitoring to optimization of electron-beam facilities for earth materials research.
Funds were received through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF), which helps outstanding researchers acquire the state-of-the-art labs, equipment and facilities they need to continue their work and make discoveries that will have an impact on Canadians.
UBC Vancouver received funding for 14 projects, bringing the total number of funded UBC projects to 20.
In total, more than $64 million was announced to support 251 research infrastructure projects at 40 universities across Canada.
UBCO CFI-funded research projects
Ultrafast Laser System for Terahertz Development in Food Applications – Chris Collier, School of Engineering
Laboratory of Next Generation Video Surveillance for Environmental Monitoring – Shan Du, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics and Statistics
Microfabrication for Next-generation Thin Film Solar Cells, Ian Foulds, Alexander Uhl, School of Engineering
Next-generation Pulmonary In Vitro 3D Models to Unravel the Role of Cell-cell and Multiorgan Crosstalk in Lung Disease – Emmanuel Osei, Biology
Optimization of Electron-beam Facilities for Earth Materials Research – Brendan Dyck, Earth, Environmental and Geographic Sciences
Infrastructure for Theoretical and Experimental Iron-sulphur Laboratory at UBC Okanagan – Robert Szilagyi, Chemistry