Supporting 174 research projects across Ontario
Sept 6, 2019
Global Korean Post
Ontario is demonstrating it is open for business and open for jobs by making new provincial investments in research and innovation.
A total of 174 research projects were selected for funding through a rigorous and competitive peer review process.
On Sept. 4, Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, visited York University to announce that Ontario is investing nearly $41 million in leading-edge research that will improve the quality of life for people, while opening the province for business and creating jobs.
“Making Ontario truly open for business includes paving the way for new companies,” said Minister Fedeli. “We want to make sure the people who are learning how to cure diseases, who are inventing new technologies, and who are creating whole new industries and jobs, have the support, tools and facilities they need to do their work.”
Provincewide, Ontario is investing in 174 research projects through three separate funding streams: the Early Researcher Awards, the Ontario Research Fund – Research Infrastructure program and the Ontario Research Fund – Genomics programs.
The Facility for Assessing the Fire Resiliency of Building Materials, headed by Professor John Gales, Ph.D, is one of six York University projects receiving funding. Professor Gales’ lab studies how new materials, like engineered timber, as well as heritage materials, behave in a fire. Ontario’s investment will help expand the scope of what the lab can test. This is one of six York University projects receiving funding for a total investment of over $700,000.