SENS faculty receive CFI funding
Faculty members from SENS were recently awarded infrastructure funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), totalling over a million dollars.
The CFI supports infrastructural investments for state-of-the-art facilities and equipment at universities, colleges, research hospitals and non-profit research institutions. This particular fund, the Leaders Opportunity Fund (LOF), is designed to help universities attract and retain the very best of today's and tomorrow's researchers at a time of intense international competition. A total of 12 University of Saskatchewan researchers will receive funding from the LOF, including four from SENS. They are:
- Core faculty:
- Helen Baulch was awarded $106,436 for her project, Environmental Change and Aquatic Ecosystems Facility (ECAEF).
- Tim Jardine will receive $62,000 for infrastructure to investigate sensitivity of aquatic ecosystems to trace element bioaccumulation.
- Howard Wheater was awarded $800,000 for expansion and infrastructural upgrades to research sites within the Saskatchewan River Basin.
- Associate faculty:
- Marcia McKenzie will receive $101,000 towards the Sustainability Education Research Institute (SERI).
More information about the LOF can be found on the CFI website.
Award-winners from the University of Saskatchewan can be viewed on the U of S News Release site.