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Research Manitoba Invests Over $4.7 Million in Matching Funds for CFI Innovation Fund Projects

Today, Research Manitoba announces a total investment of $4,725,544 in provincial matching funds for three projects supported through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) Innovation Fund program.

This investment supports the development of Manitoba-based research infrastructure projects in the fields of genomics, heart disease and pollution control.

“Manitoba researchers drive innovations that improve our communities and create global impacts. Our government is proud to invest matching funds in the CFI Innovation Fund to showcase the progressive research ecosystem unique to Manitoba.”
Honourable Renée CableMinister of Advanced Education and Training." - Honourable Renée Cable, Minister of Advanced Education and Training

Research Manitoba’s matching funds support the following three projects:

Dr. Lorrie Kirshenbaum, Department of Physiology and Pathology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba
Title: Discovery Platform for Metabolic Paradigms in Health and Disease
Total Research Manitoba Funding: $1,900,544
Total Leveraged Funds: $2,870,231

Dr. Patrick Frosk, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba
Dr. Jordan Lerner-Ellis, Pathology and Laboratory Medicines, Sinai Health System
Dr. Kym Boycott, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
Title: The Canadian Genomics Data Commons
Total Research Manitoba Funding: $425,000
Total Leveraged Funds: $6,958,286

Dr. Andrew Halayko, Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba
Dr. Neeloffer Mookherjee, University of Manitoba
Title: AirSAFE Air Pollution Exposure Facility
Total Research Manitoba Funding: $2,400,000
Total Leveraged Funds: $3,599,999

“Our partnership with CFI provides the matching funds needed for vital research infrastructure, such as world-class facilities and innovative software systems. This infrastructure will support the growth of advancements in health and science research, which serve to improve our physical environment and streamline important healthcare advancements.”
Jennifer ClearyCEO, Research Manitoba

CFI’s Innovation Fund provides continued investments in infrastructure, across the full spectrum of research, from the fundamental to applied, through to technology development. Projects funded through the Innovation Fund help Canada remain at the forefront of exploration and knowledge generation while making meaningful contributions to generating social, health, environmental and economic benefits and addressing global challenges.

CFI programs require matching funds; the provincial support through Research Manitoba is essential to attracting and retaining world-class research in Manitoba.

Research Manitoba’s Matching Funds Programs advance research in Manitoba by attracting research investments to the province. Our provincial matching funds programs maximize the impact of Research Manitoba investments through partnering with other organizations (federal, provincial, regional, and industry) to leverage funds. The matching funds programs help build major research infrastructure and create exciting hubs of research and innovation within the province.

Find out more about Research Manitoba’s funding programs here.

Source: Research Manitoba


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