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OVC researchers, students receive $1.5 million from NSERC

Dozens of University of Guelph research projects will be supported by a new $13-million investment from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).

The awards were announced June 24, 2016 in Hamilton by Kirsty Duncan, minister of science.

OVC researchers and student have received more than $1.5 million from NSERC to support their work.

In total, 65 U of G projects received funding, spanning five colleges and numerous departments, with most being supported for five years.

The University also received 18 graduate scholarship and fellowship awards.

OVC researchers include: John Barta, Pathobiology; Claire Jardine, Pathobiology; Stefan Keller, Pathobiology; John Lumsden, Pathobiology; Janet MacInnes, Pathobiology; Bonnie Mallard, Pathobiology; David Pearl, Population Medicine; Zvonimir Poljak, Population Medicine; Karen Shapiro, Pathobiology; Leonardo Susta, Pathobiology; and awards to students include Jamie Rothenburger, Pathobiology; and Ari Mendell, Biomedical Sciences.

Across Canada, the government is providing $465 million for 4,000 projects through NSERC’s 2016 discovery research programs. This includes funds for scholarships, fellowships, research supplements and equipment grants.

Read the entire news release on the University of Guelph website.