From wildfire to quarks and from Indigenous self-determination to AI, studies by researchers across the University of Guelph campus will be supported by more than $20.4 million from the federal government.  

These investments are part of $960 million in new funding to support researchers, infrastructure and emerging scholars announced today by Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages, on behalf of François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, and Mark Holland, Minister of Health. 

“This vital investment from the federal government will facilitate future discovery and innovation by University of Guelph researchers,” said Dr. Rene Van Acker, interim vice-president (research). “The diversity of projects attests to the breadth and depth of research excellence at U of G and the commitment of our researchers to respond across disciplines to emerging challenges of our time to improve life now and in the future.” 

“As chair of the standing committee for science and research, I have heard many challenges facing researchers that we will be discussing in the months ahead,” said Lloyd Longfield, MP for Guelph. “Given these challenges, I am pleased to see the overall level of funding being awarded to the University of Guelph, as well as the range of research being undertaken. Thank you to the University of Guelph and its researchers for keeping up with your important work during challenging times.” 

In total, U of G researchers will receive funding as follows: 

  • $16 million from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council 
  • $1.9 million from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council 
  • $1.1 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation through its John R. Evans Leaders Fund 
  • $1 million from the Canada Research Chairs program 
  • $420,000 in Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships

For details on specific funding programs and a glimpse of some U of G projects, read the stories below: