McGuinty Government Boosting Top Research

    Improving Quality of Life For Ontario Families

    OTTAWA, Aug. 13 /CNW/ - The McGuinty government is supporting hundreds of
new research projects on the cutting-edge of scientific and technological
discovery and innovation, announced Minister of Health Promotion Jim Watson on
behalf of Premier and Minister of Research and Innovation Dalton McGuinty.
    "We are on the side of Ontarians who want a prosperous economy, a clean
environment and a high quality of life," said Premier McGuinty. "By enabling
this kind of world-class research to be done right here in Ontario, we're
giving leading researchers the resources to create better therapies, services
and products that benefit Ontario families."
    "I'd like to congratulate all the researchers across Ontario and
especially those in the Ottawa region who have received 32 awards worth over
$3 million," said Watson. "We are investing in the ideas, skills and abilities
of Ontarians - our greatest asset - as part of our plan to create a healthier,
greener and more prosperous Ontario."
    With this announcement, the government is investing more than $36 million
throughout Ontario to support 240 projects through the Ontario Research Fund
and the Early Researcher Awards program.
    The Ontario Research Fund helps researchers obtain the tools they need to
stay on the forefront of innovation, including lab space, equipment and
computer software. The Early Researcher Award program helps promising,
recently appointed Ontario researchers undertake cutting-edge research and
build their research teams of graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and
research associates.

    For more information about the Ontario Research Fund and the Early
    Researcher Awards program, please visit

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