Federal and provincial governments invest $65 million under Knowledge
MONTREAL, Nov. 4, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - Canadian and Quebec government
representatives joined Concordia officials to inaugurate the
university's two new research facilities — the PERFORM Centre and the
Centre for Structural and Functional Genomics.
The buildings are imposing additions to Concordia's Loyola Campus in
Montreal's west end. Ottawa and Quebec provided $65 million in funding
under the Knowledge Infrastructure Program for the projects, which will
enable Concordia to propel discoveries in environmental conservation
and personal health.
"The PERFORM and Genomics centres represent a leap forward in research
that not only advances the accumulation of knowledge, but also
strengthens the foundations of our society," says Concordia President
and Vice-Chancellor Frederick Lowy. "Researchers at the Centre for
Structural and Functional Genomics are investigating how to transform
green waste into sustainable fuels to reduce our dependence on
non-renewable energies, while the PERFORM Centre is investigating ways
to improve health."
Read more at: www.concordia.ca/now/what-we-do/teaching/20111103/concordia-inaugurates-health-and-genomics-research-centres.php
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