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Advancing Knowledge and Innovation at the University of Toronto

Province Investing in Research Teams, Infrastructure and Operations

Ontario is supporting 62 research projects at the University of Toronto that will help drive discovery and innovation in the environment, life sciences, mining, manufacturing, computing and clean technology sectors. 

Reza Moridi, Minister of Research, Innovation and Science visited the Kelley Laboratory today, where he highlighted the province's investments in research teams, infrastructure and operations, as well as in two projects focused on genomics.

Professor Shana Kelley is leading one of the genomics projects, aimed at developing a low-cost, made-in-Ontario test for Hepatitis C. More than 100 million people worldwide have Hepatitis C, a virus that can cause organ damage, cancer and death. This project aims to address this global health crisis, and could create technical and manufacturing jobs in Ontario.

Building our knowledge economy is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.

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“Researchers at the University of Toronto are taking on global challenges and finding new ways to overcome them. Through investments like these, our government is supporting research projects that will lead to new discoveries and pave the way for new technologies, companies and jobs.”

Reza Moridi

Minister of Research, Innovation and Science

“Funding from the Province of Ontario is critical to jump-start globally important research at the University of Toronto, from combating devastating diseases to developing cleaner technologies and better manufacturing processes, that has significant potential benefits to improve the lives of Ontarians, Canadians and people around the world.”

Vivek Goel

Vice President of Research and Innovation, University of Toronto

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