Algoma University Explores Health Innovations
McGuinty Government Supports Research And Community Partnership Efforts
Ontario is supporting research work at Algoma University that could lead to new advances in the health care system. A second funding initiative for the university is aimed at attracting investment to the community.
The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) has provided $684,200 from its Public Sector Emerging Technology Program to the university to establish a Health Informatics Research Chair. One of the responsibilities of the chair will be to pursue research projects that will stimulate the creation and adoption of innovative health technologies.
In addition, the NOHFC will provide $50,000 to Algoma University to pursue external partnerships that contribute to growing the city's science infrastructure and strengthening the region's competitive advantage.
- Algoma University is a partner in the Northern Ontario Research, Development, Ideas and Knowledge (NORDIK) Institute, a community-based research institute that promotes vibrant, caring and sustainable communities dedicated to the practice of holistic development.
- Informatics studies new uses for information technology in order to design solutions that reflect the way people create, use and find information.
“Algoma University can now work to position itself as a knowledge leader on the health care system in Ontario. It can also play a larger role in attracting new investment to the region.”
“I’m proud that this pioneering project will strive to develop best practices and drive intellectual property and technology development here in Northern Ontario.”