The Geography and Environmental Management researchers will receive the funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation(CFI) for infrastructure to support their research. Geography at Environment is is one of the top 100 Geography programs in the world, and ranked fourth in Canada. The Environment researchers chosen for funding through the Innovation Fund are:
- Richard Kelly (Geography and Environmental Management): Airborne Cryospheric SAR (CryoSAR) System ($493,158)
- Jonathan Price (Geography and Environmental Management): Wetland Ecosystem Terrain Systems Simulator (WETSyS) ($1,083,524)
University of Waterloo researchers were granted $17 million total for their work. The awards from CFI’s Innovation Fund were announced by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science.
The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) was built on the ideals of thinking big and investing in areas that matter to Canadians. Since its creation in 1997, the CFI has ensured Canadian researchers have the tools — the cutting-edge labs, facilities and equipment — they need to push the frontiers of knowledge in all disciplines, and to contribute to the full spectrum of research — from discovery to technology development. This has allowed our brightest minds to contribute to better health outcomes, a cleaner, greener environment, evidence-based policy-making and the competitiveness of Canadian businesses.