Ontario invests in Earth and Environmental Sciences

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences researchers received funding from the Ontario Research Infrastructure and Early Researcher Award Programs. The announcement recognizes Ontario’s strong support for fundamental and applied research at the University of Waterloo and Faculty of Science.

The Ontario Research Fund – Research Infrastructure program provides institutions with funds to cover the cost of modern facilities and equipment. Professor Brian Kendall from the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences was awarded $480,000 in support of a new cutting-edge mass spectrometry facility. Kendall is studying how metal concentrations and isotope compositions will improve natural resource exploration activities and reduce environmental contamination.

Congratulations to professor Nandita Basu on receiving $140,00 in funding to new and promising researchers.