U of G Research Leaders Get $600,000 in Federal Support

Posted on Thursday, March 16th, 2017

University of Guelph researchers developing innovative ways to do everything from tracking pollinators to studying animals and humans to genetically modifying crops received nearly $600,000 in federal support today.

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) will fund six U of G research projects through the John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF). Lloyd Longfield, MP for Guelph, made the announcement on campus today on behalf of Kirsty Duncan, federal minister of science.

Prof. Peter Pauls, Department of Plant Agriculture, received $102,389 for research focused on innovations in crop genetics and breeding to improve productivity, disease resistance and sustainability. Prof. Nigel Raine, School of Environmental Sciences, received $105,001 to create a radio-tracking network to monitor pollinator movements across landscapes.

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