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Critical Funding Awarded to IISD Experimental Lakes Area to Foster Canadian Innovation in Science

August 19, 2022

IISD Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA) is thrilled to announce that it has been awarded CAD 11.7 million, rolled out over the next five years, from the Government of Canada through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) Major Science Initiatives Fund.

The fund supports the needs of research facilities deemed to be of national importance, to further innovation and leadership on issues critical to the future of all Canadians.

“As the only place in the world where scientists can conduct long-term experiments on entire lakes, we are honoured to be recognized for this vital work,” said Richard Florizone, IISD’s President and CEO. “This funding is essential to driving forward our research on threats to Canada’s precious fresh water—from microplastics to drugs in our water and much more.”

Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, recognized the key role of research infrastructure by announcing more than CAD 628 million to support 19 projects at institutions across the country.

“We’re making sure that Canada is equipped to support the next generation of researchers who will tackle the world’s most pressing issues,” he said, “and who will advance our society for all to thrive.”

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