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Supporting Innovative Discoveries While Creating Jobs in Southwestern Ontario

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Supporting Innovative Discoveries While Creating Jobs in Southwestern Ontario

Ontario Government Advancing Cutting-Edge Research

The Ontario government is helping 12 southwestern 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 Guelph University, St. Joseph's Health Care, the University of Western Ontario, the University of Waterloo, and the University of Windsor invest in new facilities to conduct ground-breaking research. Project outcomes will include:

  • Developing a new CT scan to detect cancer and cardiovascular disease earlier;
  • Protecting our migratory birds; and
  • Building the next generation of smart, green vehicles.

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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“Research teams in southwestern Ontario are ready to make breakthroughs in key areas like health, the environment, and advanced manufacturing. Their world-class research will improve our quality of life and our economic future.”

Reza Moridi

Minister of Research and Innovation

“I’m proud that our government is supporting innovative scientific research in London. These investments will give researchers the tools they need to perform the cutting-edge research that will benefit the future of science and medicine.”

Deb Matthews

MPP for London North Centre

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