CFI funds four researchers

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) will invest $463,754 in support of four newly recruited faculty members at Memorial.

“These CFI investments will provide world-class facilities and cutting edge tools for Canadian researchers examining complex issues that are of critical importance to the province of Newfoundland and Labrador and the rest of Canada ,” said Carmen Charette, interim president and CEO of the CFI. “It will also enable outstanding researchers to provide the training and mentoring required by the next generation."

“This is welcome news not only for researchers and students at Memorial University, but also for Canada 's research community,” said Dr. Christopher Loomis, Memorial's vice-president (research). “CFI funding continues to help Memorial acquire world-class infrastructure, furthering our growth and reputation in research.”

The four projects to receive funding from CFI are:

Total investments, approved by the CFI Board of Directors on June 15, 2004, to support 124 projects involving 140 researchers at 40 research institutions have been awarded through two funds: $18.3 million under the New Opportunities Fund (NOF); and $5.5 million under the Infrastructure Operating Fund (IOF).