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Federal Government Announces $83.7 M for Lab Improvements

Jul 28th, 2016 | Posted In : News and Initiatives

Federal Government Announces $83.7 M for Lab Improvements

In what University of Toronto President Meric Gertler called “an historic investment in Canadian science and innovation,” the federal and provincial governments are joining with the university to provide almost $190 million to upgrade nearly half of U of T’s research labs over the next two years through the Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund (SIF). The announcement of the Lab Innovation for Toronto (LIFT) project was made by President Gertler, federal Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains, federal Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan, provincial Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development Deb Matthews and provincial Minister of Research, Innovation and Science Reza Moridi. The university will provide $91.8 million, while the federal and provincial governments will contribute $83.7 million and $14.3 million respectively for a total of $189.8 million.