ONTARIO INVESTING IN RESEARCH TO STRENGTHEN ECONOMY AND CREATE JOBS

TORONTO — Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, visited York University to announce that Ontario is investing nearly $41 million in leading-edge research that will improve the quality of life for people while opening the province for business and creating jobs.

“Making Ontario truly open for business includes paving the way for new companies,” said Minister Fedeli. “We want to make sure the people who are learning how to cure diseases, who are inventing new technologies, and who are creating whole new industries and jobs, have the support, tools, and facilities they need to do their work.”

Provincewide, Ontario is investing in 174 research projects through three separate funding streams: The Early Researcher Awards, the Ontario Research Fund – Research Infrastructure program and the Ontario Research Fund – Genomics programs.

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