Waterloo researchers among strategic and collaborative research hubs

Thursday, May 9, 2024

University of Waterloo researchers Trevor Charles and Andrew Doxey have been awarded more than $1.5 million as part of a larger multi-institute team, led by the University of Windsor, aimed at changing the game in wastewater analysis.

As part of the Canadian Hub for Health Intelligence and Innovation in Infectious Diseases (HI3), the researchers will be part of INSPIRE: Integrated Network for the Surveillance of Pathogens: Increasing Resilience and capacity in Canada’s pandemic response.

Another project, BioHubNet: Transformative talent development in the Canadian Bio-manufacturing hubs, will include Valerie Ward, Canada Research Chair in Microalgae Biomanufacturing. Her work, in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Toronto and part of the HI3 Hub, will deliver the talent critical to ensuring Canada is prepared for future pandemics and other health emergencies.

Nineteen projects at 14 research institutions across Canada were announced earlier this week through Stage 2 of the integrated Canada Biomedical Research Fund (CBRF) and Biosciences Research Infrastructure Fund (BRIF) competition by the Honourable Soraya Martinez Ferrada, Minister of Tourism and Minister responsible for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, and the Honourable Mark Holland, Minister of Health.

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