Government of Canada invests in Canadian universities to attract and retain top researchers

December 16, 2009

KINGSTON, ON — December 16, 2009 — The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), and the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) today announced $59 million in support for 262 projects in 40 Canadian research institutions, allowing talented researchers to conduct cutting-edge research in world-class facilities. This investment, made under the CFI’s Leaders Opportunity Fund (LOF), will benefit the work of 351 of the country’s brightest minds.

LOF investment at a glance:

  • Total: $$59.39 million
  • Institutions: 40
  • Municipalities: 32
  • Projects: 262
  • Researchers supported: 351

“Our government supports science and technology to create jobs, improve the quality of life of Canadians and strengthen the economy,” said Minister of State Goodyear. “This investment will help develop, attract and retain the world’s best researchers at universities and other institutions in Canada.”

“Access to modern, cutting-edge equipment and facilities is imperative to research in the 21st century,” said Dr. Eliot Phillipson, President and Chief Executive Officer of the CFI. “For more than a decade, the CFI has provided thousands of world-class researchers with the tools they need to do their work. Without the right infrastructure, they quite simply wouldn’t be in Canada.”

These investments support cutting-edge research infrastructure that helps stimulate various sectors of the economy associated with such capital projects. It is estimated that every dollar invested directly in research yields more than $7 in economic benefits, including jobs.

The LOF is designed to support Canada’s quickly evolving research environment by giving Canadian universities the flexibility they need to attract and retain the world’s finest researchers at a time of intense international competition for knowledge workers.

The CFI’s Board of Directors approved a total investment of $59,394,902 following a rigorous merit-review process. This amount included $45,688,386 awarded under the LOF, and another $13,706,516 awarded under the Infrastructure Operating Fund, a complementary program designed to contribute to the incremental operating and maintenance costs of infrastructure projects funded by the CFI.

These investments provide researchers in Canada with the tools necessary to carry out a spectrum of innovative research, such as:

  • Improving the testing environment for subjects of autism spectrum disorder research and their families. Dalhousie University, Halifax
  • Employing ancient lake data to study key environmental issues, including climate change, water quality and contaminant transport. Queen’s University, Kingston
  • Enhancing the quality of life and health of Canadians through new consumer self-care food products and improved diagnosis of life-threatening diseases. University of Manitoba, Winnipeg
  • Investigating the potential for alternative energy sources by developing new methods to safely store hydrogen for use in “green” fuels. University of Alberta, Edmonton
  • Using cutting-edge imaging technologies to provide new insights into how the brain develops and changes in response to new experiences or pathology, such as stroke or diabetes. University of Victoria, Victoria 

For a complete list of the funded projects, visit

For Canadian research success stories, visit the CFI’s online magazine,

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) is an independent corporation created by the Government of Canada to fund research infrastructure. The CFI’s mandate is to strengthen the capacity of Canadian universities, colleges, research hospitals and non-profit research institutions to carry out world-class research and technology development that benefits Canadians. Since its creation in 1997, the CFI has committed almost $5.2 billion in support of more than 6,300 projects at 130 research institutions in 65 municipalities across Canada.

The CFI was recently named one of Canada’s 50 Best Small and Medium Employers, 2009.

For more information:

Yves Melanson
Coordinator, Media Relations
Canada Foundation for Innovation
Tel.: 613-996-3160
Cell.: 613-447-1723
yves.melanson [at]

Gary Toft
Director of Communications
Office of the Honourable Gary Goodyear
Minister of State (Science and Technology)
Tel.: 613-943-7599
gary.toft [at]

Leaders Opportunity Fund / Fonds des leaders


British Columbia / Colombie-Britannique
New Brunswick / Nouveau Brunswick
Nova Scotia / Nouvelle-Écosse
Quebec / Québec

Institution / Établissement Projects Approved / Projets appuyés
Acadia University 2
Athabasca University 1
Brock University 5
Carleton University 2
Concordia University 1
Dalhousie University 6
Lakehead University 1
Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne 1
McGill University 20
McMaster University 9
Nova Scotia Agricultural College 2
Queen’s University 7
Royal Roads University 1
Ryerson University 1
Simon Fraser University 3
St. Francis Xavier University 1
Thompson Rivers University 2
Université Laval 21
Université de Montréal 18
Université de Sherbrooke 8
Université du Québec – Institut national de la recherche scientifique 4
Université du Québec – École de technologie supérieure 1
Université du Québec à Montréal 2
University of Alberta 12
University of British Columbia (The) 16
University of Calgary 8
University of Guelph 8
University of Lethbridge 2
University of Manitoba 15
University of New Brunswick 4
University of Northern British Columbia 3
University of Ottawa / Université d’Ottawa 8
University of Prince Edward Island 1
University of Regina 4
University of Saskatchewan 16
University of Toronto 19
University of Victoria 5
University of Waterloo 6
University of Western Ontario (The) 12
University of Windsor 4
Total 40 Institutions / des 40 établissements


Canada Foundation for Innovation /
Fondation canadienne pour l’innovation

Leaders Opportunity Fund / Fonds des leaders

Project Title / Titre du projet Maximum CFI Contribution /
Contribution maximale de la FCI

Acadia University

Acadia Chemical Analysis and Bio-Imaging Laboratory $129,135
Infrastructure for Nutrient Management and Drinking Water Treatment $39,166
2 projects / projets $168,301

Athabasca University

Infrastructure for Building 3D Virtual Classrooms $13,422
1 project / projet $13,422

Brock University

An Electrophysiological Approach to the Developmental Trajectories of Working Memory Functions $125,617
Establishment of the Balance and Gait Laboratory to Investigate the Neural Strategies Used for Postural and Locomotor Control $148,790
Neurovisceral Models of Mental Health and Personality $35,965
The Development of Face Perception $170,790
The Physical Property Measurement System (PPMS) for Research on Electronic and Magnetic Properties of Materials and Thin Films of Compounds $245,850
5 projects / projets $727,012

Carleton University

Establishing a Research Facility to Study Cellular Responses to Neuronal Injury and Mechanisms to Promote Functional Repair $179,218
Infrastructure for Impact Performance Evaluation of Advanced Materials $39,250
2 projects / projets $218,468

Concordia University

Infrastructure for Advanced Non-Intrusive Time Resolved Investigation of Cardiovascular Flows $108,052
1 project / projet $108,052

Dalhousie University

A Laboratory for Aquatic Genomics $125,001
A Laboratory for Microbial Parasite Genetics and Genomics $127,000
Electrophysiological and Molecular Studies of Natriuretic Peptide Effects in the Heart: Role in Ion Channel Regulation and Arrhythmogenesis $125,001
Establishment of the Clinical and Cognitive Neuropsychology Laboratory for Studies of Autism Spectrum Disorders $122,832
Facility for Functional Genomic Analysis of Bacterial Pathogens $123,372
Infrastructure to Advance the Study of Visual Neuroscience $84,624
6 projects / projets $707,830

Lakehead University

Protecting the Health of Canadian Waterways Using Modern Toxicological Techniques: Upgrade of the Lakehead University Aquatic Research Laboratory $171,621
1 project / projet $171,621

Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne

A Trace Element Mapping Facility for Geological Samples $170,901
1 project / projet $170,901

McGill University

A Multi-Disciplinary Initiative Using Mouse and Swine Models to Improve Reproductive Health in Women 99 442 $
Bacterial Antibiotic Resistance in Swine Production 100 000 $
Bionanofluidics Laboratory 316 492 $
Chemical Biology Facility for the Simulation of Innate Immunity 311 403 $
Control of Transcription by Histone Modification and Chromatin Assembly 139 397 $
DNA Nanochemistry Facility 399 595 $
Identification of Critical Targets in Melanoma and Lung Cancer Initiation and Progression 178 525 $
Infrastructure for Genomics-Assisted Plant Molecular Breeding Laboratory 100 000 $
Innovative Biocatalytic Approaches for the Synthesis of Novel Functional Ingredients and Nutraceuticals 100 655 $
Laboratory Dedicated to Simultaneous Electro-EncephaloGraphy (EEG) / Near InfraRed Spectroscopy (NIRS) Data Acquisition 195 499 $
Malnutrition and Metabolic Stress: Targeted Metabolomics Approaches Using Stable Isotope Kinetics in Piglets and Patients 308 000 $
Mass Spectrometer: Monitoring and Optimization of Environmental Factors for Fermentation 100 000 $
McGill Systemic Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseases (SARD) Project 316 887 $
Molecular Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration in Alzheimer Disease 234 770 $
Moving Image Research Laboratory 391 046 $
Networked Embedded Systems Laboratory 60 000 $
Physical Therapy for Musculoskeletal Back Pain: Understanding the Biomechanical, Neuromuscular, and Clinical Effects of Conservative Treatment 80 900 $
Role of Melatonin 1 (MT1) and Melatonin 2 (MT2) Receptors: New Targets for Drug Discovery 135 423 $
The Role of the Peroxisome Proliferator Activated Receptor Gamma Coactivators (PGCs) in the Regulation of Cancer Metabolism 140 000 $
Tools for Ultrafast Structural Dynamics at Atomic Resolution 203 356 $
20 projets / projects 3 911 390 $

McMaster University

Brain-Imaging in an Immersive Motion Simulator $235,407
Drug Development in a Post-Antibiotic World: Infrastructure to Develop Novel Immunomodulatory Therapies for Treatment of Infectious Disease $130,472
Infrastructure for Metabolic Research within the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit $396,905
Infrastructure to Establish a Research Laboratory for Bone Adaptation and Biomechanics $250,000
Laboratory for Development of X-Ray Analysis Systems for Characterisation of Biological Materials and Body Composition $100,000
Laboratory for Membrane and Protein Dynamics $180,000
Laboratory for Mining Microbial Genomes for Bioactive Natural Products $248,575
Mechanisms Underlying the Regenerative Capacity of Skeletal Muscle in Health and Disease $249,396
Non-Invasive Imaging of Healthy and Diseased Human Skeletal Muscle $100,000
9 projects / projets $1,890,755

Nova Scotia Agricultural College

An Innovative Approach to Investigating the Regulation of Ruminant Ovarian Follicular and Luteal Dynamics $47,619
Characterization and Modulation of the Immune Response of American Mink (Mustela Vison) to Infection with the Aleutian Disease Virus (ADV) $34,150
2 projects / projets $81,769

Queen's University

Control of Cell Surface Channel Density by Potassium as a Novel Mechanism for hERG Regulation $200,000
Cryogenic Detectors for Dark Matter and Brittle Fracture $185,102
Establishing a Queen's GeoComputation and Analysis Laboratory (GCAL) for Population Health and Disease Modeling $100,882
Forest-Tundra Dynamics in a Changing Climate $104,000
Gender Differences in Sexuality $91,572
Paleolimnological Approaches to Environmental Issues $50,000
Targeting Ischemic Depolarization in Acute Stroke $142,000
7 projects / projets $873,556

Royal Roads University

Paleoclimatic, Paleoceanographic and Paleoseismic History of the Northern Pacific Coast of British Columbia $175,875
1 project / projet $175,875

Ryerson University

Ryerson University Combined X-Ray Diffraction and Differential Scanning Calorimetry Facility for the Evaluation of Phase Changes in Foods and other Materials $264,401
1 project / projet $264,401

Simon Fraser University

Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience Institute (BCNI) $200,000
Infectious Diseases Immunology Laboratory $75,000
Research Infrastructure for Molecular Studies of Chronic Diseases $150,000
3 projects / projets $425,000

St. Francis Xavier University

Infrastructure to Develop Innovative Theories, Computer Models, and Instruments for Measurement of Gas Emission from Soils $47,346
1 project / projet $47,346

Thompson Rivers University

Climate Change and Disasters: Research Innovation in Small Cities and Rural Communities in British Columbia $11,704
Suite for Electron Microscopy $266,533
2 projects / projets $278,237

Université Laval

A Two-Photon Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope to Study Cellular Response to DNA Damage in Mammalian Cells and for Functional Proteomics Characterizations 241 788 $
Biophotonics Laboratory for Quantitative Studies of Biological Machines 215 646 $
Development of Immunotherapies for the Treatment of Urological Cancers 239 474 $
Establishment of a Systems Biology Laboratory to Study the Organization and Evolution of Signaling Networks 249 188 $
Ge@Design: un studio multimedia de design géospatial délibératif 26 668 $
Imagerie intravitale du système nerveux lésé/malade par microscopie biphotonique 242 186 $
Infections parodontales : modèle d’étude des interactions hôte-pathogènes 233 606 $
Infrastructure d'analyse génomique fonctionnelle et populationnelle en foresterie 160 000 $
Infrastructure pour l'étude de l'écologie des populations fauniques abondantes : Impacts des variations de la densité d’orignaux et de l’intensité des coupes forestières sur les forêts 30 030 $
Instrumentation for Molecular Histopathological Characterization of Genetically Modified Mouse Models 203 041 $
Key Determinants of Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Among Women with a History of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus 82 082 $
Laboratoire Cognition - Distribution, Organisation & Technologie (Co-DOT) 305 233 $
Laboratoire audionumérique de recherche et de création (LARC) 318 169 $
Laboratoire de confinement pour la manipulation d'agents pathogènes des végétaux 222 585 $
Laboratoire de recherche en génétique de la maladie osseuse de Paget 124 873 $
MicroRNAs in Neuronal Function and Survival: Relevance for Neurodegenerative Disorders 312 500 $
PIANO  (Portail intégré d’applications numériques pour ordinateur) 128 646 $
Skeletal Muscle Microcirculation and Exercise-Induced Blood Redistribution in Chronic Cardio-Respiratory Diseases: Impact on Muscle Function and Exercise Tolerance 173 932 $
Tau Protein in Neurobiology: Regulation and Deregulation in Vivo 128 776 $
Understanding Cell Growth and Migration Related to Cancer Using 4D Real-Time Microscopy of Model Systems 178 561 $
Équipement de caractérisation mécanique pour l’évaluation exhaustive de la compatibilité des matériaux de réparation et le développement de matériaux nouveaux 211 821 $
21 projets / projects 4 028 805 $

Université de Montréal

Characterization of New Biomaterials and Microencapsulation 107 980 $
Childhood Asthma Clinical Research Laboratory (CACRL) to Enhance the Evidence-Based Management of Childhood Asthma and Knowledge Translation into Clinical Practice 199 062 $
Computational Biology and Statistical Genomics Laboratory 77 768 $
Cystic Fibrosis: from the Basic Defect to the Bedside 398 199 $
Discovery and Translational Research Program in Hormone-Regulated Cancers 399 961 $
Establishment of Dr. B.H. Kwok's Laboratory at IRIC to Study Mitotic Spindle Assembly as it Relates to Cancer 127 999 $
Establishment of a Multidisciplinary Laboratory for the Study of Reward-Directed Behaviour in Normal and Pathological Conditions 105 673 $
In-Ear Real-Time Auditory Sensory Modification as a Tool for Basic Research into Human Sound Processing and Hearing Disorders 90 968 $
Initial Infrastructure for Multidisciplinary Molecular Studies of Cell Division Using Drosophila in the New Laboratory of Dr. Vincent Archambault 99 988 $
Laboratoire d'ethnomusicologie et d'organologie 163 076 $
Laboratory Installation in Imaging Mass Spectrometry 399 592 $
Laboratory of Neurophysiology for Brain Development Research 165 195 $
Mechanisms of Immunopathogenesis and Immune Evasion in HIV Infection 398 054 $
Neurobiology of Pain Processing in Osteoarthritis 101 067 $
Pathophysiology of Osteoarthritis: Role of PPARgamma in Cartilage Growth and Development, and in Osteoarthritis 100 293 $
Plateforme d’imagerie des souris humanisées pour étude de l’immunopathologie de la greffe du sang de cordon 295 886 $
Pulmonary Parenchymal Ultrasound Research Program - Innovative Diagnostic and Therapeutic Methods for Evaluating, Targeting and Treating Patients with Pulmonary Malignancy 128 979 $
Vascular Calcium Dynamics and Electrophysiology 219 972 $
18 projets / projects 3 579 712 $

Université de Sherbrooke

Détection et bioélimination de substances perturbatrices du système endocrinien (SPSEs) 163 610 $
High Speed Cell Sorter for Multiparametric Isolation of Specialized Lymphocyte Populations for Advanced Immunology Research Investigating Mechanisms that Govern Generation of Adaptive Immune Memory 241 279 $
IBM-Power 6 Server for Large Scale Computation in Dynamic Molecular Imaging and Attosecond Science /Serveur IBM-Power 6 pour simulation à grande dimension en imagerie Dynamique et Science Attoseconde 112 525 $
Laboratoire de biomécanique pour la prévention des troubles musculo-squelettiques 133 538 $
MONITOREP ou MONitorage Intra Thoracique Optique de la REparation Pulmonaire in vivo 71 150 $
Plateform for Studying Virulence Factors in Anaerobic Pathogens and for the Development of Phage-Based Therapeutic Agents 80 276 $
Système d'imagerie à fluorescence en temps réel pour la mesure de la concentration intracellulaire de calcium 77 373 $
Versatile Dilution Refrigerator for Solid-State Quantum Information Processing/ Réfrigérateur à Dilution Polyvalent pour le Traitement Quantique de l'Information dans la Matière Condensée 240 185 $
8 projets / projects 1 119 936 $

Université du Québec – Institut national de la recherche scientifique

Laboratoire d’analyse des mécanismes d’assimilation et de détoxication des métaux chez les organismes d’eaux douces 294 978 $
Laboratoire mobile de caractérisation physique, minéralogique et chimique des roches 300 925 $
Laboratory of Ferroelectric Nanoelectronics 250 879 $
Lifecourse Studies in Oral Health 127 602 $
4 projets / projects 974 384 $

Université du Québec – École de technologie supérieure

Ultra Electronics TCS Industrial Chair in High Performance Wireless Emergency and Tactical Communications 99 943 $
1 projet / project 99 943 $

Université du Québec à Montréal

Developmental Biology Unit for Studying Nervous System Development in Health and Disease 235 112 $
Laboratory for Graphene Based Biosensors and Solar Cells 202 026 $
2 projets / projects 437 138 $

University of Alberta

A Laboratory to Study Novel Aspects of Neurofibromatosis Type 2 Regulation $138,899
Biodiversity Science and Conservation Ecology Group $134,731
Functional Inorganic Polymers: New Hydrogen Storage Materials and Precursors to Chemically Resistant and Insulating Nanomaterials $96,400
In Vivo Cellular Imaging of Brain Structure and Function in Models of Neurological and Neuropsychiatric Disease $399,924
Infrastructure to Support the Environmental Risk Assessment of Novel Transgenic Crops $260,039
Instrumentation for Nano-Particle Research $101,334
Microfluidics Platform for Transport Processes in Porous Media related to Energy Sector $89,577
Molecular Enzymology Laboratory $120,321
Nano/Micro-Encapsulation of Nutraceuticals and Bioactives for Functional Foods $168,700
Platelet-Angiogenesis Research Infrastructure for Development of Novel Angiogenesis Regulating Pharmaceuticals $197,275
Post-Translational Modifications and the Proteome During Apoptosis $393,683
Spatial Cognition in Virtual Environments $127,972
12 projects / projets $2,228,855

University of British Columbia (The)

Anaerobic Digestion Facility for Developing Innovative Biowaste to Renewable Energy Technologies $124,593
Archaeology Isotope Laboratory: Developing and Applying New Tools for the Study of Past Human Diet and Nutrition $396,298
Balancing Immunity and Inflammation in the Intestine $122,635
Biodiversity and Landscape Ecology Research Facility (BLERF) $136,970
Chromatographic Analysis and Preparation of Plant Triterpenoids $67,975
Gas Sensor Characterization System $41,226
High Resolution Raman Microspectroscopy for Nanoelectronic and Photonic Materials and Devices $135,083
Inflammatory Macrophages (IMacs) Research Laboratory $100,000
Infrastructure Security for Private, Sensitive Research on the Social Impact of Genetic Ancestry Testing $54,634
Lipid Immunology Facility $99,983
Neural Control of Force Production in Health and Disease $128,014
Research Laboratory for Information System Analysis, Design, and Use $33,223
Research Laboratory for the Study of Organizational Behaviour: Investigating the Role of Individual and Situational Factors on Moral Functioning $31,488
The Membrane Excitability Laboratory - Exploring Ion Channel Function in Human Health and Disease $145,288
The Sustainable Road Safety Research Lab: a Facility to Develop & Use Community-Based, Macro-Level Collision Prediction Models $92,123
Tools for Medicinal Chemistry-Drug Discovery: Infrastructure for Small Molecule Library Construction $60,000
16 projects / projets $1,769,533

University of Calgary

A Laser Scanning Facility for Rapid Three-Dimensional Measurement $139,525
Bioengineering Technologies for the Clinical Application of Stem Cells $281,631
Cell and Molecular Biology Suites for Studying Reproductive Development in Canola and Arabidopsis $389,415
High Power Micro Computed Tomography at the University of Calgary $240,611
Infrastructure for Understanding the Molecular Basis and Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias $395,519
Infrastructure for Investigation of Organic Nitrates and Reactive Halogens in Laboratory Experiments and in Ambient Air $379,599
Petroleum Microbiology Research Laboratory $193,022
Ultraperformance Liquid Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry Facility for Plant Bioproducts Analysis $430,539
8 projects / projets $2,449,861

University of Guelph

A High-Performance Computer Facility to Support Research into the Genealogical and Physiological Basis of Multivariate Trait Variation and Evolution $126,866
Ecological Studies of Wildlife Reservoirs of Emerging Zoonotic Diseases $87,609
Infrastructure for the Study of Oncogenic Betaretroviruses $120,711
Integrative Neurophysiology Laboratory $124,571
Multi-Species Comparative Cancer Genetics $117,954
Peat Resources, Boreal Ecosystem Function, and Terrestrial Carbon Cycling Under a Changing Climate $176,453
Single-Crystal X-Ray Diffractometer $165,694
Women’s Health and Wellbeing: Social Psychology Research Suite $85,460
8 projects / projets $1,005,318

University of Lethbridge

Memory Networks:  Ensemble Recording, Functional Imaging and Neurocomputational Studies on the Biology of Memory $426,747
Tools for Studying DNA Damage and Repair $122,087
2 projects / projets $548,834

University of Manitoba

Biochemistry Laboratory for G-Protein Coupled Receptors (GPCRs) Research $252,992
Controlled Environment Lysimeter Facility $181,796
Epigenetic Regulation and Human Disease $378,074
Epigenetics and Stem Cell-Based Gene Therapy of Neurological Disorders: Establishment of Gene Transduction and Analysis Laboratory $159,522
Gut Microbiome Laboratory $337,150
High Content and Non-invasive Bioimaging Facility $379,388
Infrastructure for Advanced Research in Gap Junction Neurobiology $398,086
Infrastructure for Analyzing Immune Cell Trafficking in Vitro and in Vivo $157,368
Infrastructure for Biophotonic Computational Imaging Laboratory $134,013
Mesoscopic Wave Physics and Characterization of Complex Materials $399,525
Murine MicroCT/Optical Imaging Laboratory $536,593
Nanostructure Analysis Tools for Nanomagnetic Materials $244,298
Protein/Nucleic Acid Biochemistry Laboratory $159,922
Rapid Characterization of Post-Translational Modifications in Proteins Using a Tandem Time-of-Flight/Time-of-Flight MALDI Mass Spectrometer $325,546
Signal Transduction Laboratory in Diabetes Research $128,220
15 projects / projets $4,172,493

University of New Brunswick

Chirped, Broad-Band, Stabilized Multibeam Sonar for Ocean Mapping Research and Arctic Operations $396,415
Infrastructure to Support the Analysis of Population Genetic Structure of Marine Invertebrates $100,895
Laboratory Facility for Research on Sustainable Concrete Construction $234,588
Prevention, Rehabilitation and Treatment Strategies for the Vascular Complications of Diabetes Mellitus $20,325
4 projects / projets $752,223

University of Northern British Columbia

An Automated DNA Sequencer for Use in Mountain Pine Beetle Genomics Research $103,775
Enhanced Capacity for Spectroscopy and Innovation in Bioenergy Applications $96,588
Metabolic Health Research Laboratory for the study of Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes $110,970
3 projects / projets $311,333

University of Ottawa / Université d’Ottawa

High Resolution Still, Moving, and Stereo Image Capture and Dissemination through the Creation and Exhibition of Innovative Interactive Artworks $54,964
Imaging Memory Formation $399,939
Laboratory for Micro- and Nano-Scale Biophysical Sensing $189,282
Molecular Determinants and Behavioral Implications of Neurogenesis Throughout the Lifespan in Naïve and Pathological Conditions $325,325
Molecular Structures for the Chemistry of Tomorrow $322,524
Nanophotonics Research Facility $399,942
Neurolipidomics:  Targeting the Metabolic Underpinnings of Neurodegenerative Disease $363,608
Virtual Health Populomics Lab $273,926
8 projects / projets $2,329,510

University of Prince Edward Island

Quantum Chemical Method Development $42,562
1 project / projet $42,562

University of Regina

3-D Physical and Computational Reservoir Modelling Laboratory $214,000
Child Health, Learning and Development (CHLD) Lab $73,131
Infrastructure for Aging Musculoskeletal Research $58,830
Proposal for the Prairie Environmental Process Laboratory (PEPL) $144,269
4 projects / projets $490,230

University of Saskatchewan

Advanced Imaging of Human Bone and Joints $168,342
Advanced Rheometer for Organogel Testing $49,624
Animal and Human Health Molecular Electrophysiology Laboratory $135,889
Assessing Behaviour, the Thermal Environment and Nutrient Intake in Relationship to Bird Welfare in Turkeys and other Poultry Stocks $34,573
Bioproduct Isolation Facility - Simulated Moving Bed Chromatograph and Ancillary Equipment $230,000
Catalytic Ozonation Laboratory (COL) $91,052
Deciphering the Vital Role Played by Mitochondrial Dynamics in the Life and Death of Multicellular Organisms $59,800
Detection, Characterization, and Epidemiological Investigation of Zoonotic Pathogens of Public Health Significance: Zoonotic Parasite Research Unit $64,500
Establishment of a Molecular Biology Laboratory to Investigate the Role of AMPK Ubiquitination in the Regulation of Metabolism $60,373
Examination of Radioactive Materials by Powder X-Ray Diffraction $133,721
Genetics of Speciation: Molecular Basis of Reproductive Isolation and Ecological Adaptation $80,860
Physiology of Integrative Exercise Rehabilitation (PIER) Laboratory: Integrative Exercise Limitations in Patients with COPD $54,199
Proteomic Analysis of the Enzymes of Neutral Lipid Metabolism $59,999
Spatial Analysis for Innovation in Health Research $69,884
The Development of the Saskatchewan Inflammatory Bowel Disease Epidemiology Program $43,166
The Establishment of HPLC-MS/MS Infrastructure: Towards the Development of Novel Quantification Methods $130,822
16 projects / projets $1,466,804

University of Toronto

Critical Making: the Materialization of Digital Information $34,113
Dyadic Psychophysiology Lab: a Multi-Method Approach to Intergroup Relations $54,584
Establishment of a Laboratory for Research on the Evolutionary Genetics of Animal Behaviour $200,340
Establishment of a Live-Cell Imaging and Biochemistry Laboratory for Research in Organelle Biogenesis and Degradation $448,654
Establishment of a Protein Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Laboratory for Research in Plant Development and Stress Biology $150,000
High Performance Computing Infrastructure for Large-Scale Healthcare Optimization $91,324
Human Annotated Interaction Networks - A Resource to Analyze Genetic Variants and Disease Mutations $92,278
Infrastructure for DNA Damage and Neurotoxicology $170,884
Infrastructure for Molecular Genetics and Therapeutics in Sarcoma $390,188
Integrated Watershed Hydrology and Biogeochemistry Research Facility for the Study of Contaminant Transport and Transformation $220,000
Laboratory for Computational Structural Biology $200,000
Manufacture and Testing of Advanced Aerospace Materials $29,643
Massively Parallel Computation and Massive Storage for the Application of Deep Learning to Large Databases $37,214
Muscle Function and Performance in Children with Muscular Dystrophy $82,196
Ontario Child Abuse and Neglect Data System $277,335
PPARalpha as a Mediator of Sex Differences in Autoimmunity $102,828
Pharmacogenetics in Psychiatry: a New Era of Personalized Medicine $399,056
Research Laboratory for Mobile Genetic Elements in Eukaryotic Genomes $143,246
Studying the Role of Macro-Autophagy in Mediating Response to Antiangiogenic Tumour Therapy $45,037
19 projects / projets $3,168,920

University of Victoria

Laboratory for Integrative Lifespan Developmental Research $170,000
Laboratory for Nanoscale Materials, Mechanics and Transport $110,000
Language and Cognition Lab $52,500
Two-Photon Laser Scanning Microscope (2PLSM) for Imaging Neuronal and Vascular Circuit Assembly and Remodelling in the Living Brain $150,000
Ultrastructural Research Laboratory for Three-Dimensional Reconstruction of Biological Tissues $150,000
5 projects / projets $632,500

University of Waterloo

A Parallel Multi-processor, Multi-Core Environment for Optimization $91,982
Analysis and Modelling of the Land-Atmosphere System for Understanding Climate and Air Quality $93,939
Computer Cluster for Quantum Molecular Dynamics Simulations: from Quantum Nanoclusters to Biological Systems $150,000
Fabrication Facility for Superconducting Quantum Devices $164,000
Macromolecular Crystallography at Waterloo $171,008
Organism-Environment Feedback Facility $125,000
6 projects / projets $795,929

University of Western Ontario (The)

A Live-Cell Fluorescent Imaging and Proteomic Laboratory for Studying Proteins Implicated in Aging and Neurodegenerative Diseases $169,304
A Novel High Speed Optical Flow Measurement System $201,189
Cellular Reprogramming Laboratory to Evaluate Epigenetic Programming Events During Development and in the Generation of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells $208,254
Center for Study of Whole Body Vibration $251,423
Development of a Quantitative Laser Imaging Platform for Plant Canopies $275,200
Imaging Platform with Scanning Probe Microscopy: Unveiling and Manipulating Nature’s Form and Function at the Nanoscale $198,679
Laboratory for Multifunctional Nanocomposites $216,342
Laboratory for the Assessment of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Phenotypes in Genetically Modified Mice $193,593
Laboratory of Neurochemistry of Dementia $398,227
Research Infrastructure to Study Rapid and Repeated Evolution of Salmonids $179,535
Studies in Behavioural Genetics: Infrastructure for Molecular Biology and Genomic Research $167,744
The CulturePlex: a Lab for the Study of Cultural Complexity $200,105
12 projects / projets $2,659,595

University of Windsor

Environmental and Geologic Sample Preparation and Infrared Microscopy Facility $135,528
Experimental Research Hatchery System for Studying the Evolutionary Ecology and Conservation of Genetic Quality in Fishes $149,093
Infrastructure to Generate Innovative Insights into Novel Risk Factors for Atherothrombotic Diseases $198,897
Noiseborder Multimedia Performance Laboratory $94,014
4 projects / projets $577,532