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Supporting Innovative Discoveries While Creating Jobs in Eastern Ontario

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Supporting Innovative Discoveries While Creating Jobs in Eastern Ontario

Ontario Government Advancing Cutting-Edge Research

The Ontario government is helping 10 eastern Ontario research teams make discoveries that will improve the lives of people around the world while strengthening the province's economy.

Ontario's support will help Trent University, Queen's University, Carleton University, and the University of Ottawa invest in new facilities to conduct ground-breaking research. Projects include:

  • Assessing bridge strength and durability to make Ontario's bridges safer;
  • Converting biomass into energy to meet global demand; and
  • Enhancing how we diagnose and treat brain diseases.

Supporting innovative research that creates jobs and improves lives is part of the Ontario government's plan to build a fair society and a strong economy.

Quick Facts

  • Ontario is supporting more than 5,000 researchers working on 42 projects at 18 institutions across the province through the Ontario Research Fund–Research Infrastructure program.
  • Since 2003, the Ontario Research Fund–Research Infrastructure program has supported 1,430 projects and helped train more than 20,000 highly qualified people province-wide.
  • Ontario has recovered all the jobs lost during the recession and continues to outpace the United States and Great Lakes region in job creation since 2009.

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“Eastern Ontario’s research teams are prepared to make important discoveries that will better our lives while strengthening our economy. Ontario is proud to support research and innovation that creates jobs at home and hope around the world.”

Reza Moridi

Minister of Research and Innovation

“This funding represents a tremendous investment in our community and maintains Queen’s University as a leader in research and innovation.”

John Gerretsen

MPP for Kingston and the Islands

“These Ontario Research Fund grants will help Carleton University and the University of Ottawa drive the innovation and research that will create jobs and economic opportunities in our community.”

Yasir Naqvi

MPP for Ottawa Centre

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