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U of G Research Leaders Get $600,000 in Federal Support

University of Guelph researchers developing innovative ways to do everything from tracking pollinators to studying animals and humans to genetically modifying crops are receiving nearly $600,000 in federal support.

Stefan Keller, Department of Pathobiology, Ontario Veterinary College at the University of GuelphThe Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) will fund six U of G research projects through the John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF). Among these, Stefan Keller, in the Ontario Veterinary College’s Department of Pathobiology, received funding for profiling adaptive immune responses in animals.

Lloyd Longfield, MP for Guelph, made the announcement on campus March 16, 2017 on behalf of Kirsty Duncan, federal minister of science.

“The JELF enables institutions such as the University of Guelph to remain internationally competitive in areas of research and technology development aligned with their strategic priorities,” Longfield said.

“The researchers and their work highlight the range of contributions and show again the University of Guelph’s commitment to improving life.”

In total, CFI will contribute more than $50 million for 223 research projects at 39 universities across Canada. JELF was created to help universities attract and retain leading faculty and researchers.

“With this CFI support, our leading researchers will have the tools they need to push past the frontiers of their disciplines, create the inventions of tomorrow, and train the next generation of knowledge generators and critical thinkers,” said Malcolm Campbell, vice-president (research). “Together they will create conditions to improve life.”

Read the entire news release on the UofG website.

Attending the funding announcement were (l-r) OVC Prof. Stefan Keller, Prof. Andrea Clark, MP Lloyd Longfield, Prof. Amy Newman, Prof. Nigel Raine and VP Research Malcolm Campbell

(Top photo: Prof. Stefan Keller)