We are pleased to announce that on September 22, 2022, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced more than $64 million to support 251 research infrastructure projects at 40 universities across the country. This contribution, through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF), will help universities more competitively recruit and retain outstanding researchers by helping acquire the state-of-the-art labs, equipment and facilities they need to make discoveries that will have an impact on Canadians.
“Canada is world-renowned for our state-of-the-art institutions and talented researchers. Through this Fund, our government is strengthening our leadership and competitive advantage by supporting Canadians to pursue discoveries, overcome challenges and innovate to make a more prosperous, equitable and sustainable future for all.”
– The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry
Dr. Romina Mizrahi was among 15 McGill Professors who received a John R. Evans Leaders Fund. Through this program, she receives $262,301 from CFI, with matching funds contributed through the Quebec government, in support of her research program, "Molecular Neuroimaging in Psychosis and Substance Use Disorders."
“Thanks to the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund, universities across the country will be able to attract and support promising, world-class researchers who will use their expertise and creativity to bring novel ideas to solve concrete problems that impact society. The CFI proudly contributes to this mission by supporting, from coast to coast to coast, projects in areas ranging from wastewater treatment to DNA approaches for cancer therapy, permitting brilliant minds to kick start or move their careers forward.”
– Roseann O’Reilly Runte, President and CEO, Canada Foundation for Innovation.
Congratulations Dr. Mizrahi!