TORONTO, April 2, 2012 /CNW/ - In its most recent federal budget, the Government of Canada made important strategic investments in innovation and research including $10 million over two years to the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR).
"This is an important investment in Canada's future, at a time when governments around the world are facing significant fiscal challenges," says Chaviva Hošek, President and CEO of CIFAR. "We are grateful to the government for making this commitment to keeping Canadian researchers at the heart of leading-edge, international networks focused on issues of global importance."
This funding represents the continuation of a 25-year partnership between the Government of Canada and CIFAR. In its budget, the government announced investments in science, technology and the business sector to help spur innovation in Canada. Its investment in CIFAR supports the Institute's unique roles - connecting Canadian researchers to international research leaders and helping Canadian universities retain, recruit and develop many of the world's most brilliant thinkers.
CIFAR is a Canadian non-profit research institute that has been changing the world of research and building Canada's research leadership since 1982. Today, our researchers are working on big questions with the potential to improve human health and the environment, transform technology, build strong societies, understand human culture and chart the universe. Nearly 400 researchers in 16 countries participate in our long-term, multidisciplinary and collaborative advanced research teams. CIFAR is supported by exceptional individuals, foundations, corporations, the Government of Canada and the provincial governments of Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario.
For further information:
Laura Matthews: Director, Marketing & Communications, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, [email protected]